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January 1975

Thornton's great hit

Charles Inglis Thornton is generally considered to have been the longest hitter the game has ever known

Lord Harris

1930

C I Thornton by Lord Harris

Charles Inglis Thornton, my very dear old friend and comrade, was nicknamed "Bun and Jam" at Eton - afterwards abbreviated to "Buns" - because of an amusing incident, when, as a lower boy, he was brought up to be tried in Upper Club