Names on the buses

863 John Wisden

Connections with Brighton and Hove : Born in Brighton in 1826, John Wisden soon became one of the foremost cricketers of the day. Playing in a match between the North and the South in 1850, Wisden took all ten wickets and is still the only man in history to have achieved this feat by bowling all his victims. Wisden, a fearsome fast bowler, played for Sussex between 1845 and 1863. For many years there was a sports shop in Duke Street, Brighton, which had family connections. But his greatest claim to fame was founding the almanac which bears his name today in 1864. Known as the cricketers’ bible, Wisden contains every detail anyone could wish to know about the game and a great deal more besides.

863 Dennis Trident - carried name since delivery in March 2001, on METRO Line 5, repainted into new livery in September 2004. Metro 5 branding removed January 2009. Bus sold in September 2013.

The Wisden Cricketer’s Almanac