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Abel, Robert [Bobby] (1857–1936), cricketer, was born at 18 Commercial Street, Rotherhithe, London, on 30 November 1857, the son of Thomas Abel (b. c.1815), a lamplighter, and his wife, Elizabeth Highland (b. 1816). After attending school in Southwark and playing cricket for ...

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Allen, Sir George Oswald Browning [Gubby] (1902–1989), cricketer and cricket administrator, was born on 31 July 1902 in Sydney, Australia, the younger son and second of the three children of Sir Walter Macarthur Allen (1870–1943) and his wife, Marguerite Julie (Pearl), daughter of ...

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Sir George Oswald Browning Allen (1902–1989) by unknown photographer, c. 1932–3 Marylebone Cricket Club Photo Library

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Ames, Leslie Ethelbert George (1905–1990), cricketer, was born at Fairfield House, Elham, Kent, on 3 December 1905, the son of Harold Ames, accountant, and his wife, Edith Broadbridge. He attended the Harvey Grammar School, Folkestone, and was unusual in his day in embarking on a career as a professional cricketer after a grammar school education. He left school at seventeen and was apprenticed in his cousin's grocery business, but a year later he joined the ...

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Leslie Ethelbert George Ames (1905–1990) by unknown photographer, 1930s © Popperfoto

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Anderson, George (1826–1902), cricketer, was born at Aiskew, near Bedale, Yorkshire, on 20 January 1826. He early showed aptitude as a high and long jumper and as a cricketer. His cricketing ability was first noticed when the All England eleven visited Bedale in 1848 under their captain, the eminent bowler ...

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Trevor Edward Bailey (1923–2011) by unknown photographer, 1955 © Mirrorpix

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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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Bancroft, William James (1871–1959), rugby player and cricketer, was born on 2 March 1871 in the Carmarthen Arms, Waterloo Street, Swansea, Glamorgan, the eldest of the eleven children of William Bancroft (1848–1906), cobbler and cricket professional, and his wife, Emma Jones. At two years of age ...

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Barnes, Sydney Francis (1873–1967), cricketer, was born on 19 April 1873 at Cross Street, Smethwick, Staffordshire, the second son of the five children of Richard Barnes, a metal tester and later foreman shipper, who worked in Birmingham for the Muntz Metal Company for sixty-three years, and his wife, ...