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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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Barrington, Kenneth Frank [Ken] (1930–1981), cricketer, was born on 24 November 1930 in Reading, the eldest of the three sons and four daughters of Percy Barrington, a regular soldier, and his wife, Winifred Lambden. His early experience of poverty shaped his life, for cricket, his abiding passion, also became his passport to better times. After attending ...

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Beauclerk, Lord Frederick de Vere (1773–1850), cricketer, was born on 8 May 1773 in the parish of St George, Hanover Square, London. He was the fourth child and youngest son of the seven children of Aubrey Beauclerk, fifth duke of St Albans (1740–1802)...

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Bligh, Ivo Francis Walter, eighth earl of Darnley (1859–1927), cricketer and bequeather of the ‘Ashes’, born on 13 March 1859 at Bruton Street, London, was the second son of John Stuart Bligh, the sixth earl (1827–1896), who owned estates in Kent and co. Meath...

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Bosanquet, Bernard James Tindal (1877–1936), cricketer, born at home at Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex, on 13 October 1877, was the eldest son in the family of two sons and three daughters of Bernard Tindal Bosanquet (1843–1910) and his wife, Eva Maude Cotton (...

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Chapman, (Arthur) Percy Frank (1900–1961), cricketer, was born at 21 Addington Road, Reading, on 3 September 1900, the son of Frank Emerson Chapman (d. 1941), headmaster of a preparatory school, Fritham House School, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, and his wife, Bertha Finch. He was educated at his father's school, at ...

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(Michael) Colin Cowdrey, Baron Cowdrey of Tonbridge (1932–2000) by Mark Pepper, 1987 © News International Newspapers Ltd

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Cowdrey, (Michael) Colin, Baron Cowdrey of Tonbridge (1932–2000), cricketer, was born on 24 December 1932 at Putumala, near Ootacamund in southern India, the only child of Ernest Arthur Cowdrey, a tea planter, and his wife, Kathleen Mary (Molly) Taylor. Accorded the initials M. C. C....

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Farnes, Kenneth (1911–1941), cricketer and schoolmaster, was born on 8 July 1911 at home at 141 Wallwood Road, Leytonstone, Essex, the younger son of Sydney Heath Farnes, a brewer's clerk, and his wife, Florence Susanna Georgiana Shipston. He captained the eleven at Royal Liberty School, Romford...

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Philip Norman

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Fust, Herbert Jenner- (1806–1904), cricketer, born on 23 February 1806 at 38 Sackville Street, Piccadilly, London, was the eldest son and one of fourteen children of Sir Herbert Jenner (1778–1852) [see Fust, Sir Herbert Jenner-], dean of arches, and his wife, ...

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Glasgow, Raymond Charles Robertson- (1901–1965), cricketer and journalist, was born on 15 July 1901 at Murrayfield, Edinburgh, the younger son of Colonel Robert Purdon Robertson-Glasgow (1868–1937), and his wife, Muriel Barbara Holt-Wilson (d. 1946). The family owned an estate at Craigmyle, Aberdeenshire...

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Edward Mills Grace (1841–1911) by Barraud & Jerrard Marylebone Cricket Club Photo Library

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Grace, Edward Mills (1841–1911), cricketer, was born on 28 November 1841 at Downend, near Bristol. He was the third of five sons (W. G. Grace being the fourth) of Dr Henry Mills Grace (1808–1871) and his wife, Martha, daughter of George Pocock...

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William Gilbert Grace (1848–1915) by Archibald James Stuart Wortley, 1890 Marylebone Cricket Club, London / Bridgeman Art Library

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Grace, William Gilbert [W. G.] (1848–1915), cricketer and medical practitioner, was born on 18 July 1848 at Clematis House, close to the family home of Downend House, Downend, Mangotsfield, near Bristol. He was the fourth son, in a family of nine, of Dr Henry Mills Grace (1808–1871)...

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Grimston, Robert (1816–1884), cricketer and promoter of telegraphy, fourth son of James Walter Grimston, first earl of Verulam (1775–1845), and his wife, Charlotte (1783–1863), second daughter of Charles Jenkinson, first earl of Liverpool, was born at 42 Grosvenor Square, London, on 18 September 1816. He was a descendant of ...

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Walter Reginald Hammond (1903–1965) by Paul Laib © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hammond, Walter Reginald (1903–1965), cricketer, was born on 19 June 1903 in the royal garrison at Dover Castle, the only child of Corporal (later Major) William Walter Hammond (1879–1918) and his wife, (Charlotte) Marion Crisp (1879–1970), of Buckland, near Dover. His father, son of a builder in ...

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George Robert Canning Harris, fourth Baron Harris (1851–1932) by Arthur Hacker, 1919 Marylebone Cricket Club, London / Bridgeman Art Library