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Altham, Harry Surtees (1888–1965), schoolmaster and cricket historian, was born at 8 The Terrace, York Town, Frimley, Surrey, on 30 November 1888, the younger son of Sir Edward Altham Altham (1856–1943), army officer, and his wife, Georgina Emily (1855–1945), daughter of W. Macpherson Nicol...

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Bailey, Trevor Edward (1923–2011), cricketer, broadcaster, and journalist, was born on 3 December 1923 at 11 Imperial Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, the younger son (there were no daughters) of Bertrand Fothergill Bailey (1884–1947), a civil servant at the Admiralty, and his wife, Muriel Elsie, ...

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Cardus, Sir (John Frederick) Neville (1888–1975), writer on cricket and music critic, was born on 3 April 1888 at 4 Summer Place, Rusholme, Manchester, the illegitimate child of Ada Cardus (1870–1954). His forenames were registered as John Frederick. His father may have been ...

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Ford, William Justice (1853–1904), writer on cricket, was born in Paddington, Middlesex, on 7 November 1853, the eldest of seven sons of William Augustus Ford, a solicitor, and Katherine Mary Justice. Educated at the Eagle House, Wimbledon, and at Repton School, he entered ...

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Frindall, William Howard [Bill] (1939–2009), cricket scorer and statistician, was born at Middle House, Dorking Road, Epsom, Surrey, on 3 March 1939, the son of Arthur Howard Frindall (1909–1964), laboratory assistant, later research chemist, and his wife, Evelyn Violet, née McNeill (1909–1999). Given the concentration demanded by his work, it seemed apt that ...

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Gale, Frederick (1823–1904), writer on cricket, was born at Woodborough rectory, Pewseyvale, near Devizes, Wiltshire, on 16 July 1823, the son of Thomas Hinxman Gale (d. 1864), rector of Woodborough and afterwards vicar of Godmersham, near Canterbury, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of ...

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Greig, Anthony William [Tony] (1946–2012), cricketer and cricket commentator, was born on 6 October 1946 in Queenstown, Cape Province, South Africa, the eldest of four children of Alexander (Sandy) Greig (1922–1990), born in West Lothian, and his wife, Josephine Barry (Joyce), née Taylor (...