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Robert Warton      

Full name Robert Gardner Warton

Born January 16, 1847, Islington, London

Died September 20, 1923, Channel Islands (aged 76 years 247 days)

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Test debut South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Mar 12-13, 1889 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Cape Town, Mar 25-26, 1889 scorecard
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Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Warton was a career army man, serving in Japan and South Africa. It was through his connections there that he organised the first English touring side to the Cape in 1888-89. A private venture, two matches against a South Africa XI were only accorded Test status some years later. Warton stood as umpire in the two matches. He retired to Jersey where he lived the last 20 years of his life.
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