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Sir Neville Cardus      

Full name Neville Cardus

Born April 2, 1889, Summer Place, Rusholme

Died February 27, 1975 (aged 85 years 331 days)

Other Commentator, Journalist, Author

Education Rusholme Board School, Manchester

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Text of a tribute by Alan Gibson
Since we are in a church, I thought it proper that we should have a text. Hear then these words from the prophet Blake (I am not sure whether Blake was one of Sir Neville's favourites, though he has recalled how enthusiastically he would join in 'Jerusalem' in his days with the Ancoats Brotherhood). Blake wrote, in Auguries of Innocence:

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Sep 22, 1970

(From left) Yehudi Menuhin, Neville Cardus and Len Hutton have a chat at the launch of Cardus' book <i>Full Score</i> at the Savoy Hotel in London, September 22, 1970

(From left) Yehudi Menuhin, Neville Cardus and Len Hutton have a chat

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Apr 27, 1967

Neville Cardus speaks at the Lord's Taverners Spring Luncheon

Neville Cardus

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Apr 27, 1967

Neville Cardus speaks at the Lord's Taverners Spring Luncheon

Neville Cardus

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Notes

CBE 1964; Knighted 1967

Country Fixtures Country Results
Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford - May 26-29
Match drawn
Glamorgan v Durham at Swansea - May 26-29
Durham 342 & 276/7d Glamorgan 353 & 139/4 (36.5 ov, target 266)
Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells - May 26-29
Kent won by 147 runs
3rd ODI: England v South Africa at Lord's - May 29
South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 127 balls remaining)
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