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Hughes, Margaret Patricialocked

(1919–2005)
  • Tony Mason

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Hughes, Margaret Patricia (1919–2005), writer on cricket, was born on 1 October 1919 at 5 Beach Houses, Margate, Kent, the daughter of Arthur Hubert Hughes (d. 1944), pianoforte ironmonger, and his wife, Dorothy Maud, née Townsend. She had three brothers and it was from them that she was infected by the cricket virus during games played in the back garden of their house. She does not appear to have sought to play more seriously as an adult, perhaps slightly surprisingly since the 1930s saw a growth in interest in playing the game among young middle-class women. After leaving school at seventeen she took a job in the advertising department of the ...

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