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July 3, 2007
Eddie Crush, who played for Kent for four summers after the war, has died at the age of 90. At the time of his death he was the county's oldest surviving player.
Crush was an offspinner, although he sometimes bowled seamers, and lower-order batsman who will best be remembered for dismissing Don Bradman in the county's fixture with the Australian Invincibles late on the 1948 tour.
He was also a war hero, 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."
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