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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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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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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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Nyren, John (1764–1837), cricket historian, son of Richard Nyren (1734–1797) [see under Hambledon cricket club] and his wife, Frances Pennycud (c.1740–c.1830), of Slindon, in Sussex, was almost certainly born in the parish of Catherington, two miles east of ...

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Pycroft, James (1813–1895), writer on cricket, was born at Geyers House, Pickwick, Wiltshire, the second son of Thomas Pycroft, barrister, and his wife, Mary. His elder brother was Thomas Pycroft. He was educated at King Edward VI Grammar School in Bath, matriculated from ...

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Swanton, Ernest William [Jim] (1907–2000), cricket commentator, was born on 11 February 1907 at 64 Vancouver Road, Forest Hill, on the southern outskirts of London, the only son and eldest of the three children of William (Bill) Swanton, stockbroker, and his wife, Lillian Emily...

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Sir Pelham Francis Warner (1873–1963) by Vandyk © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Warner, Sir Pelham Francis (1873–1963), cricketer and writer on cricket, was born on 2 October 1873 at The Hall, Port of Spain, Trinidad, the youngest of the eighteen children of Charles William Warner (1805–1887) and his second wife, Ellen Rosa (1830–1913), daughter of ...