Sir Paul Getty      

Full name John Paul Getty II

Born 1932, California, USA

Died April 17, 2003, London Clinic, London (aged 71 years)

John Paul Getty II

Sir John Paul Getty KBE described himself in Who's Who as simply a "philanthropist". Paul Getty inherited a fortune from the family oil business but, unlike his tycoon father, had little interest in adding to it. Instead, he settled in Britain and gave away huge chunks of his money to a vast array of beneficiaries, most of them institutions representing what he saw as the country's threatened heritage, including cathedrals, art galleries, the British Film Institute's archive and the Conservative Party. Cricket was close to the top of the list.

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Apr 7, 2004

Sir Paul Getty

Sir Paul Getty

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Awarded an honorary knighthood in 1986

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Investec Test: England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street - May 27-31
England 498/9d Sri Lanka 91/8 (40 ov)
Northants v Essex at Northampton - May 28-31
Northants 376/5 (96 ov)
Notts v Durham at Nottingham - May 28-31
Notts 353/6 (96 ov)
Somerset v Surrey at Taunton - May 28-31
Surrey 236/8 (81 ov)
Sussex v Derbyshire at Hove - May 28-31
Derbyshire 142/9 (40 ov)
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