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Betty Wilson 1921-2010

1921-2010 – Post-war Australian allrounder whose obsession with practice made her the best player the women’s game has seen. By Gideon Haigh “Send Betty Wilson in!” went a cry from the outer during a desultory passage of the Melbourne Test … Continue reading

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Ted Jackson 1922-2009 and Mervyn Mansell 1918-2009

One was a coaching obsessive who pushed the case of the young Mike Gatting, the other a Rhodesian pharmacist who became the heart of Ealing cricket for 50 years Photographs: Left: Ted Jackson. Right: Mervyn Mansell TED JACKSON learned his … Continue reading

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Frith on Cricket: Half a Century of Writing by David Frith

An uncompromising historian’s collected works bear witness to his affection for the game’s virtues and his disgust for its vices. Stephen Fay reviews Frith on Cricket: Half a Century of Writing by David Frith Great Northern, hb, 352pp, £18 David … Continue reading

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Miles Jupp: Learning to (on)drive

I find that most of life’s knocks can be tempered if couched in cricket terms. Friends have made a lot of scornful and disbelieving noises recently after I’ve informed them that my new driving instructor is, in fact, my fifth. … Continue reading

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John Victor Wilson 1921-2008

1921-2008 A trail-blazing Yorkshire captain of few words but many successes, by Stephen Chalke Photograph: Hulton Archive/ Getty Images Born into farming stock in the East Riding, Vic Wilson was a hard-hitting, left-handed batsman and an outstanding fielder for Yorkshire, … Continue reading

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Harold Stephenson 1920-2008

1920-2008 The sociable stumper – Somerset’s popular wicketkeeper topped 1,000 victims, led the county to third and took part in a notorious prank, says David Foot Photograph: Dennis Oulds/ Hulton Archive/ Getty Images Somerset never had a better wicketkeeper. Harold … Continue reading

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Denis Evers 1913-2007

1913-2007 All-round sportsman who captained Worcestershire, by Paul Bolton Denis Evers was a talented all-round sportsman who played first-class cricket, rugby and squash in the 1930s and who had a distinguished war record with the RAF. Born in Pedmore near … Continue reading

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Stephen Alleyne 1960-2007

1960-2007 Spiritual guardian of the game in Barbados, leader of the island’s World Cup bid, he founded a hall of cricket fame for which he would qualify, by Paul Coupar Stephen Alleyne, who died suddenly aged 47, was a spiritual … Continue reading

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Charlie Oakes 1912–2007

Charlie Oakes 1912–2007 Sussex to the last – Horsham born, he hit a six into his own garden, by David Bennett Photograph: JA Hampton/ Getty Images Charlie Oakes made his Sussex debut in 1935. Like his younger brother Jack, who … Continue reading

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Gerald Howat 1928-2007

1928-2007 An academic take on cricket and its players, he was a respected biographer who was handpicked by Len Hutton to write his book, by David Rayvern Allen Gerald Howat was an academic historian and cricket enthusiast but the dual … Continue reading

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