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Jim Fairbrother      

Full name James Enoch Fairbrother

Born August 1919

Died October 4, 1984, London (aged 65 years)

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Jim Fairbrother began his career as a groundskeeper in Nottingham before he joined the groundstaff at Trent Bridge in 1952 and then moved to Lord's in 1968. Wisden wrote: "With a temperament ideally suited to the job, he tackled with disarming patience the problems peculiar to Lord's, not least the slope of seven and a half feet from the Grand Stand to the Tavern boundary, but to do also with such things as bomb scares during Test matches. With his gentle smile and love of his job, he became a popular figure at headquarters, twice winning the award as Groundsman of the Year (1981 and 1982) and rarely taking offence, whatever might be said about his pitches."

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Kent v Northants at Canterbury - Aug 4-7
Kent 167 Northants 172/2 (44 ov)
Group A: Derbyshire v Leics at Derby - Aug 4
Derbyshire won by 6 wickets (with 115 balls remaining)
Group B: Hampshire v Essex at Southampton - Aug 4
Essex won by 6 wickets (with 48 balls remaining)
Group A: Surrey v Worcs at The Oval - Aug 4
Surrey won by 36 runs
Group B: Glamorgan v Sussex at Swansea
Aug 5, 2015 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group A: Worcs v Gloucs at Worcester
Aug 5, 2015 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group A: Yorkshire v Somerset at Scarborough
Aug 5, 2015 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: Essex v Middlesex at Colchester
Aug 5, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Group B: Warwickshire v Hampshire at Birmingham
Aug 5, 2015 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
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