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Ian Moore 1941-2010

1941-2010 – Former Nottinghamshire batsman, who defied the 1964 Australians and inspired his home county’s best win. By Duncan Hamilton The defining decision of Ian Moore’s career was made on a humid, slightly damp June morning at Swansea in 1974. … Continue reading

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Ron Hamence 1915-2010

1915-2010 – South Australian who shared many a fruitful stand with Bradman and was a member of The Don’s farewell tour of England in 1948. By Gideon Haigh Most serious cricket watchers can name half a dozen of the so-called … Continue reading

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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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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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Derek Shackleton 1924-2007

1924-2007 Hampshire’s headmasterly bowler took nearly 3,000 wickets yet won only seven caps, by Pat Symes Photograph: Roger Jackson/ Hulton Archive/ Getty Images Derek Shackleton was not an easy man to worship for small boys beyond the Hampshire ropes. There … Continue reading

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