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Full name Frank William Milligan
Born March 19, 1870, Farnborough, Hampshire
Died March 31, 1900, Ramathlabama, South Africa (aged 30 years 12 days)
Major teams England, Yorkshire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
|Test debut||South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Feb 14-16, 1899 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v England at Cape Town, Apr 1-4, 1899 scorecard|
|First-class span||1894 - 1898/99|
Lieut. Frank William Milligan died whilst colonel Plummer"s force, (endeavouring to relieve Mafeking) on March 31, 1900. An excellent allround player, a splendid field, fast bowler, and hard hitter. Represented the Gentlemen v the Players in 1897 and 1898. He made a successful first appearance for the Gentlemen - at Oval in 1897 - scoring 47 and 47, and obtaining two wickets for 3 runs in the second innings of the Players. In the Scarborough match in 1898, he took in the second innings seven wickets for 61 runs.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
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