Eddie Crush      

Full name Edmund Crush

Born April 25, 1917, Crabble, Dover, Kent

Died June 9, 2007 (aged 90 years 45 days)

Major teams Kent

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak

Education Dover Grammar School

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 45 72 5 1078 78 16.08 0 5 23 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 45 6662 3163 83 6/50 38.10 2.84 80.2 2 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1946 - 1949

Eddie Crush was an offspinner and lower-order batsman who played for Kent for four seasons immediately after the war. He will best be remembered for dismissing Don Bradman in the county's fixture with the Australian Invincibles at Centerbury late on the 1948 tour, Bradman driving into the hands of Brian Valentine at mid-off. Crush was a war hero, joining the the army in 1939 and winning the Military Cross for his part in the D-Day landings in 1944 as a subaltern in the Royal Engineers. Part of his Military Cross citation said: "As a result of his courage and determined leadership, anti-tank guns, troops and an anti-tank regiment of the Royal Artillery were able to get up to the objective for consolidation at a very early stage in the battle." He rose to the rank of major and was also an advanced MCC coach.
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