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BATTERSBY, BRIGADIER TERENCE EDWARD MAXWELL, who died on January 10, aged 78, was in the Marlborough XI in 1910 and 1911. He later played for Suffolk.
BOSCAWEN, JOHN PERCIVAL TOWNSHEND, who died on October 9, aged 66, was in the Eton XI of 1925. His 66 in the second innings at Lord's saved his side from defeat at the hands of Harrow, he and H. P. Hunloke retrieving a desperate situation with a sixth-wicket stand of 115 in one and a quarter hours.
BOTTOME, GEORGE MCDONALD, who died on June 11, aged 84, was in the Tonbridge XI from 1904 to 1906 for two years after leaving school played for Kent Second XI.
BRADFIELD, DONALD, who died on March 13, aged 64, played for Wiltshire when 17 years old. He then became a journalist, but was forced to give up through illness which made him a semi-invalid for 40 years. He was author of A Century of Village Cricket and The Lansdown Story.
BROGDEN, CLIFFORD, who died on May 24, aged 59, played as a professional slow left-arm bowler for Selkirk for two years before the Second World War and afterwards for Norfolk. He later became a director of Burnley C.C., for whom he played as an amateur in his early days.
BUXTON, MARK, who died in Perth, Western Australia on July 10, aged 62, was a keen follower of cricket and kept closely in touch with Wisden by sending items of interest, especially material for the records section. Educated at Charter-house and Pembroke College, Cambridge, he came from a Norfolk family and emigrated to Australia about twenty years ago.
CARDEW, ALEXANDER EVELYN, who died on May 8, aged 83, was in the Repton XI from 1906 to 1908. Of the 1908 side, four played for their counties that August and one for Sussex Second XI. Cardew was invited to turn out for Somerset, but could not accept. He gained a Blue for Association Football at Oxford in 1910 and 1911, but he never played first-class cricket. Between the two world wars, he appeared for Beckenham.
CHRISTOPHERSON, NEVILL, who died on December 31, aged 78, did not gain a place in the XI at Winchester. From 1950 to 1959 he was secretary and manager of Kent and became the county President in 1962. He was one of ten brothers in a notable Kentish sporting family. His father, Percy, gained two England Rugby International caps in 1891 when a Blackheath player and an uncle, Stanley, became President of the M.C.C. Nevill was for a time honorary secretary of Blackheath R.F.C.
COBB, ALAN GEORGE STUART, who died on December 22, aged 62, did not gain a place in the XI while at Tonbridge, but played occasionally for Kent Second XI in 1934 and 1935.
COBBOLD, JOHN SEPTIMUS, died on July 15, aged 83, while taking off his pads after opening the innings for Old Ipswichians, of which club he was President, in a Suffolk Alliance match at Hadleigh. An active club cricketer throughout his adult life, he played for Suffolk in 1913.
COCHRAN, DAVID GORDAN, who died on January 9, aged 72, was a stylish batsman for Loretto School from 1916 to 1919. In the last year he scored centuries against George Watson's College, West Indian Students and Trinity, Glenalmond. A fine cover point, he later played for Aberdeen University, Aberdeenshire, whom he captained, and Scottish representative sides. As a golfer, he represented Oxford against Cambridge in 1921 and 1922, being captain in the second year.
COOPER, LANCE HARRIES, who died on December 12, aged 82, was a past President of the Buccaneers' C.C.
COVERDALE, WILLIAM, who died on October 7, aged 60, played as a professional batsman for Northamptonshire in 1931 and the following season and afterwards assisted Durham. He will be remembered as the man who took Colin Milburn, the hard-hitting England batsman, to Northamptonshire.
DAY, HAROLD LINDSAY VERNON, who died suddenly on June 15, aged 73, played for Bedfordshire after leaving Bedford School. In 1922 he began an association with Hampshire which lasted till 1931, scoring 3,166 runs, average 25.73. A batsman possessing a variety of strokes and the ability to suit his methods to the needs of the occasion, he scored 56 and 91 against Kent in his first county game and in all he put together four centuries. He used to tell many amusing stories concerning Lionel Tennyson, under whose captaincy he played, particularly in regard to that remarkable match in which he participated at Edgbaston in 1922 when Hampshire, having been dismissed for 15 and compelled to follow on 203 behind, defeated Warwickshire by 155 runs. Tennyson accepted tremendous odds against his side winning following their complete collapse and won a lot of money.
As a burly, strong-running wing threequarter, very good at goal-kicking, he played Rugby football for Leicestershire, the Army and in four International matches for England between 1920 and 1922. His kicking skill in borrowed boots saved England from defeat in the match with France at Twickenham in 1922.--after which he was dropped from the side! He was also a noted Rugby International referee before he became a cricket and Rugby journalist of repute. He wrote an article Happy Hampshire for the 1962 Wisden after Hampshire won the County Cricket Championship.
DEARDEN, JOHN, a former Gentlemen of Ireland wicket-keeper, died in Belfast on May 4, aged 79. Born at St. Helens, Lancashire on December 26, 1891, he played for Lancashire Colts before his parents moved to Northern Ireland. He was probably the best wicket-keeper in Ireland during his playing days, but the superior batting of A. P. Kelly often kept him out of the Ireland team. He played soccer for Cliftonville F.C.
DE UPHAUGH, RICHARD GEORGE, who died on October 25, aged 77, was in the Harrow XI as a batsman in 1913 and 1914, making 49 in the first innings of his second match against Eton at Lord's. He did not get a Blue at Oxford.
DOUTHWAITE, HAROLD, who died in hospital on July 10, aged 72, scored over 1,000 runs, average 112, for Lancaster Grammar School in 1919, his highest innings being 180 not out against Sedbergh. Between 1919 and 1949, he hit more than 8,000 runs for Lancaster C.C. In 1920 and 1921 he made several appearances for Lancashire. He gained an Association football Blue at Cambridge in 1923, in which year he took part in the amateur International match for England against Wales and he toured Europe with the Corinthians. Later he played at stand-off half for Vale of Lune R.F.C.
EATON, JACK, who died on December 31, aged 68, played for Sussex from 1926 to 1946. A useful wicket-keeper, he would have played more for the county but for the excellent form of W. ( Tich) Cornford. As it was, Eaton's appearances in the first team were strictly limited, he being called upon only when Cornford was unable to play or in first-class friendly matches. Even so, he was awarded his county cap in the mid-1930's. He helped in the dismissal of 76 batsmen, 49 caught and 27 stumped. Towards the end of his career with Sussex he served as county coach for one year. In 1954 he was elected as honorary life member of the County Club.
EVANS, COLONEL DUDLEY MCNEIL, who died on December 18, aged 86, was in the Winchester XI from 1902 to 1904. At Eton in 1903, he took six wickets for 42 runs in the first innings and four for 24 in the second and yet was on the losing side, Eton winning by 43 runs. From 1904 to 1911, he played for Hampshire, scoring 382 runs, average 14.69, and taking 55 wickets for 26.23 runs each.
FABLING, ARTHUR HUGH, who died on October 11, aged 84, played for Warwickshire in one game in 1921. He was in the Wellingborough XI from 1904 to 1906 as opening batsman and wicket-keeper and later appeared for Warwickshire Gentlemen, Rugby and Old Wellingburians. As an Association footballer, he represented Old Wellingburians in the Arthur Dunn Cup and also played for Northampton.
FREEMAN, ALFRED J., who died on April 28, aged 80, was a left-arm medium-pace bowler who played in one match for Essex in 1920. He was employed by Hampstead C.C. for 47 years, first as bowler and assistant groundman to his father and later as head groundman. From 1956 to 1964 he was groundman for Ilford C.C. A member of the Freeman family once so closely associated with Essex cricket, he was a cousin of A. P. Freeman, the Kent and England slow bowler.
FRYER, ERNEST HARRAP, who died in hospital at Guildford on May 23, aged 69, was in the XI at Wellingborough before he assisted Berkshire.
GIFFORD, GEORGE COOPER, who died on September 16, aged 80, played as a batsman for Northamptonshire between 1923 and 1929. In his first match for the county he made 98 against Worcestershire at Northampton, an innings which occupied five hours.
GOY, HORACE, who died in hospital in October, played cricket for Lincolnshire and had assisted Scunthorpe United reserves at Association football. He played for 30 years for the Appleby-Frodingham C.C.
GRANVILLE, RICHARD ST. LEGER, who died on August 8, aged 65, was not in the XI while at Eton. He took part in one match for Warwickshire in 1934.
GRIERSON, HENRY, who died on January 29, aged 80, was in the XI at Bedford Grammar School, being captain in 1910, and gained a Blue as a Freshman at Cambridge in 1911. From 1909, when still at school, till 1924, he regularly assisted Bedfordshire, whose side he led for four seasons. In 1936 he founded the Forty Club, membership of which has included numerous celebrated cricketers. He figured prominently with a number of teams in club cricket. A fine all-round athlete, he was in the Rugby XV at school, appeared in University trial matches and turned out for Bedford, Rosslyn Park and Leicester. At golf, he was a low handicap player and was also a capital rackets exponent who once won the Kilbey Cup. Besides being an after-dinner speaker of unusual merit, he was a pianist of considerable skill and broadcast on occasion during the 1930's. So good was he that, while staying with H. E. H. Gabriel, the honorary secretary of the Forty Club, he excited the admiration of his host's schoolgirl daughters. Some days later a then new performer, Semprini, broadcast. The comment of the two girls was that he was good, but not as good as that chap Daddy brought home last week-end.
GRISEWOOD, FREDERICK HENRY, who died in a Hindhead nursing home on November 15, aged 84, was in the Radley XI before playing for Worcestershire against the University at Oxford in 1908. He later became famous as a B.B.C. broadcaster.
HALLOWS, CHARLES, the cricketer who refused to grow old, died suddenly at his Bolton home on November 10 and the fact that he was aged 77 must have surprised all but the older generation of Lancashire cricket followers. They remembered Hallows as a stylish left-hander who in 1928 hit a thousand runs in May--a feat performed by only two other players, Dr. W. G. Grace and W. R. Hammond--and scored more than 20,000 runs for his county between 1914 and 1932 ... yet played only twice in Test matches for England.
A member of the Lancashire side which won the County Championship three years in succession, in 1926-27-28, Hallows was an opening batsman who, with Harry Makepeace, gave their county the kind of starts which Herbert Sutcliffe and Percy Holmes used to provide for Yorkshire and Sutcliffe and Jack Hobbs did for England. Tall, slim and handsome with a head of sleek black hair always perfectly groomed, Hallows spanned two world wars in his cricketing career, and when he retired from the first-class game at the age of 37, he resumed in other circles.
He earned the unique distinction of holding professional posts in leagues in England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, and when he finished stroking his way to runs galore in week-end cricket, he qualified as one of the leading coaches in the game. He held appointments as chief coach with Worcestershire for five years and then with Lancashire, ending his career where it began, at Old Trafford. He was 74 when he finally declared his innings over, but any stranger would have argued that he was at least 20 years younger. His figure was still upright one of Old; his weight never varied from the day he first took guard to the last. His hair showed only a faint tinge of grey and the spirit of the man was remarkable.
Yet he was within a month of celebrating his golden wedding when he returned from the local library, sat in front of the fire and passed away complaining only that he was a little short of breath.
Hallows hit 55 centuries, 52 of them for Lancashire, and every one of them was a classic example of batsmanship at its best. His highest innings was 233 not out against Lancashire at Liverpool in 1927 when, with an aggregate of 2,343 runs, he averaged 75.58. Twice, at Ashby-de-la-Zouch against Leicestershire in 1924 and off the Warwickshire bowling at Edgbaston in 1928--in which season he reached three figures on eleven occasions--he scored two centuries in a match. I recall him hitting a Nottinghamshire fast bowler over mid-on for six at Old Trafford. The ball dropped on to the platform at Warwick Road Station; and the shot was made with effortless ease.
In the field he was a fast mover and a superb thrower and one of the stars of a team that included Parkin, Dick Tyldesley, McDonald and Ernest Tyldesley. His pairing with Makepeace at the opening of any Lancashire innings provided the perfect blend of defence from the dour Makepeace and attack from the stylish Hallows when the ball was new and the bowlers fresh.
When last I saw Hallows he was as enthusiastic as ever about cricket and the way Lancashire were playing it. His death leaves only Len Hopwood, Frank Watson and Eddie Paynter to sustain the legend of Lancashire at their mightiest best in the glorious days of the 1920's and I can pay no greater tribute to the delightful player than to say that Charlie Hallows--some called him Charles--was the youngest old cricketer of my time!--J.K.
HEATHCOAT-AMORY, SIR JOHN, BART., who died on November 22, aged 78, was in the Eton XI in 1912 and 1913, being captain in the second year when he hit 61 against Harrow at Lord's and helped his side to a win by nine wickets. He took part in a few matches for Oxford in 1914 and after Army service in India, Mesopotamia, Persia and Russia in the First World War, played regularly for Devon till 1932. For seven seasons he captained the county and, as a forcing middle-order batsman, hit two centuries. Also a tall, strong fast bowler, he played in representative matches for the Minor Counties. He married Miss Joyce Wethered, the British Ladies' Golf Champion.
HICKLEY, ANTHONY NORTH, who died suddenly on September 5, aged 66, did not gain inclusion in the XI at Winchester, but he played for Middlesex against Yorkshire at Bramall Lane in 1930.
HOPKINS, DR. HERBERT OXLEY, who died suddenly at Milverton, Somerset, on February 23, aged 76, was at St. Peter's College, Adelaide, before going to Oxford. He gained a Blue in 1923, hitting 42 against Cambridge. Just before the University match he scored 100 not out off the M.C.C. bowling. He turned out for Worcestershire from 1921 to 1927, making two centuries--137 v. Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge in 1924 and 122 v. the University at Oxford the following summer. He went to the Malay States as a doctor and when on leave played in nine Championship games for Worcestershire.
HORLICK, LIEUT.-COLONEL SIR JAMES NOCKELLS, Bart., who died on the Isle of Gigha on December 31, aged 86, was in the Eton XI in 1904, taking six wickets for 90 runs against Harrow at Lord's. Though he did not get a Blue at Oxford, he played for Gloucestershire between 1907 and 1910. He served with the Coldstream Guards during the First World War in France, the Balkans and South Russia, being four times mentioned in dispatches and awarded the Military Cross, the Legion of Honour and the White Eagle of Serbia.
HUGHES, OWEN, who died on June 4, aged 82, was in the Malvern XI in 1907 and 1908 and gained a Blue at Cambridge in 1910.
HUNT, COLONEL KENNETH, who died on March 16, 1971, aged 68, was in the Dover College XI before playing in one match for Gloucestershire 1926.
HURT, COLIN NOEL, who died on December 31, aged 79, played for Derbyshire in 1914.
HYLTON-STEWART, BRUCE DELACOUR, who died on October 1, aged 80, was in the Bath College XI before playing for Somerset as an all-rounder from 1912 to 1914, scoring 989 runs and taking 55 wickets. Against Essex at Leyton in 1914, he hit 110 in 105 minutes. He later assisted Hertfordshire for some years.
JENNINGS, THOMAS SHEPHERD, who died at Tiverton on September 7, aged 76, played as a slow left-arm bowler for Surrey from 1921 to 1924. The pitches at The Oval at that time provided little encouragement for bowlers of his type and he was never a regular member of the side. His best season was his last, when he took 23 wickets for 18.52 runs each. After that, Jennings, a member of a well-known Devon cricketing family, became coach and head groundsman at Blundell's School and he assisted Devon from 1926 to 1933. In 1936 he was appointed to the Minor Counties' list of umpires, on which he served for 26 years.
JOHNSON, KEITH ORMOND EDLEY, who died on October 19, aged 77, was manager of the Australian team in England under the captaincy of Sir Donald Bradman in 1948. He collapsed after rising to make a speech at a charity luncheon in Sydney. When a Flight-Lieutenant in the R.A.A.F. doing public relations work in London he was appointed manager of the Australian Services side led by A. L. Hassett which took part in Victory Test matches with England in 1945. For 17 years, he served as a member of the Australian Board of Control and for services to cricket he was made M.B.E.
JOSE, DR. A. D., who died on February 3, aged 42, was at Adelaide University before gaining a Blue at Oxford in 1950 and 1951. A fast-medium bowler, he played for South Australia and in 1951 and the following season for Kent, in occasional matches.
KEIGWIN, RICHARD PRESCOTT, who died on November 26, aged 89, captained Clifton in 1901 and 1902 before going up to Cambridge, where he won his Blue at cricket from 1903 to 1906. He also represented the University at Association football, hockey and rackets. He later played cricket and football for Essex and Gloucestershire; hockey for Essex and England and lawn tennis for Gloucestershire. When in France for a time, he became an expert at pelota. He did much good work as a coach at the R.N.C., Osborne, and while a master at Clifton for 16 years and afterwards as Warden of Wills Hall, Bristol University. Rated one of the foremost translators of Danish writings into English, he became an authority on the works of Hans Christian Andersen and was made a Knight of the Danish Order of the Dannebrog.
KERR, JOHN, one of Scotland's greatest cricketers, died in a Greenock hospital on December 27, aged 87. An opening batsman, he gained fame in 1921 when in two matches at Perth and Edinburgh he scored 222 runs against Warwick Armstrong's formidable Australian team. In the first match he made 15 and 60 not out, and he batted all of one day in the next at Raeburn Place for 147, Wisden stating that until he reached three figures he played a rigidly defensive game.
Jack Hobbs ranked him among the world's best batsmen. He was capped 39 times and scored 2,096 runs for his country with his highest innings 178 not out against Ireland in 1923. Between 1901 and 1940 when he retired, John Kerr made over 40,000 runs in club matches. Kerr was also a brilliant slip fielder and skilful slow bowler.
Mr. Kerr, whose father and brother, and cousin J. Reid Kerr (Scottish cricketing and rugby internationalist) all played for Greenock, became the club's first Honorary President in 1956, an office he held until his death.
After retiring from cricket, Mr. Kerr took up bowling and was a member of Greenock's Ardgowan Club, of which he was a past president.
He was an elder in Greenock Presbytery for 27 years and served on several committees of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. He also had a long association with the Boys' Brigade and was captain of the 7th Greenock Company for nearly 40 years.
KERSHAW, CAPT. CECIL ASHWORTH, who died on November 1, aged 72, played cricket for the Royal Navy. He was best known as a brilliant scrum-half, he and W. J. A. Davies, for the Royal Navy and for England, forming one of the most celebrated partnerships in the history of Rugby football. Kershaw assisted United Services and the Harlequins and appeared 16 times for his country between 1920 and 1923. A splendid all-round sportsman, he was British Sabre Champion on three occasions and fenced in three Olympic Games. He played hockey for Suffolk, was a fine quarter-mile runner and excellent at squash rackets.
KING-TURNER, DR. CHARLES JOHN, who died on April 4, aged 67, was in the Cheltenham XI in 1921 and played in a few matches for Gloucestershire the following season.
KIPPAX, ALAN FALCONER, who died in Sydney on September 5, aged 75, was a brilliant and prolific batsman for New South Wales. During nearly 20 years in first-class cricket, he took part in 22 Test matches for Australia between 1924 and 1934, 13 of them against England, hitting 1,192 runs, average 36.12. He toured England under W. M. Woodfull in 1930 and 1934. The first of his two Test centuries was 100 against A. P. F. Chapman's England team of 1928-29; the other was 146 against South Africa at Adelaide in 1930-31.
A man of personal charm, he was a cultured stroke-player whose graceful style was regarded by many judges of long memory as being the nearest approach to that of Victor Trumper. For New South Wales, whom he captained for some years following the retirement of H. L. Collins, he scored 6,096 runs at an average of 70.88, his highest innings being 315 not out off the Queensland bowling at Sydney in 1927-28. In the following Australian season he (260 not out) and J. E. H. Hooker (62) set up a world's record for the tenth wicket which still stands by adding 307 in five hours for New South Wales against Victoria. Of those runs, Kippax obtained 240.
KNOTT, FREDERICK HAMMETT, who died on February 10, aged 80, was in the Tonbridge XI from 1908 to 1910. In the last season, when captain, he scored 1,126 runs at an average of 80.43 for the school and distinguished himself by hitting 155 for Public Schools against M.C.C. at Lord's. He turned out for Kent late in that summer and, as a free scoring opening batsman, hit 114 in 135 minutes from the Worcestershire bowling. Going up to Oxford, he failed to get a Blue as a Freshman, but did so in 1912 and the next two years, being captain in 1914, though he never showed for the University the form he displayed as a schoolboy. His appearances in first-class cricket afterwards were few. As a half-back, he played in four University matches from 1910 to 1913.
LOCKTON, JOHN HENRY, who died in hospital on June 29, aged 80, was a very good cricketer and Association footballer. In the Dulwich XI from 1906 to 1909, he won his purples for both cricket and football at London University. From 1919 to 1926 he assisted Surrey as a fast-medium bowler with a curious loping run-up to the crease and a hard hitting batsman, receiving his county cap in 1920. He took part in the game against Somerset at Taunton in 1925 when J. B. Hobbs equalled and beat Dr. W. G. Grace's record of 126 centuries.
From 1910 to 1927, he turned out for Honor Oak C.C. and in 1920 he took all ten Guy's Hospital wickets for 50 runs. Five years later, for Arthur Thorpe's XI against Britannic House, he put together an innings of 105 out of 182 and took all ten wickets for 23 runs.
As a footballer, he played at inside-left as an amateur for Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace and at various times for London, Surrey, Ilford, Nunhead, the Corinthians and Casuals. When his playing career ended, he became a referee, officiating in the University match in 1935 and the F. A. Amateur Cup final.
LOUDEN, GEORGE MARSHALL, who died on December 28, aged 87, was a fine fast bowler from the Ilford Club who played for Essex from 1912 to 1927. Of splendid physique and standing over six feet, he possessed a high easy action.
During his first-class career he took 451 wickets at a cost of 22.35 runs each and held 50 catches. Never reckoned to be much of a batsman, he hit by far his highest innings, 74, against Sussex at Leyton, in 1913. His best season was that of 1919 when he dismissed 66 batsmen. He was a frequent member of Gentlemen's teams against Players at Lord's, The Oval, Scarborough and Folkestone between 1919 and 1923.
It was a pity he could not appear more often for his county, or more honours would probably have come his way. As it was, he never played for England. He might well have got his chance in 1921, when England fared so disastrously against the Australian team led by Warwick Armstrong and called upon no fewer than 30 players in the five Test matches. Sir Pelham Warner, writing later about the Test series, said that the omission of Louden had been a mistake.
MARTINDALE, EMANUEL A., who died at Bridgetown on March 17, aged 63, played as a fast bowler in 10 Test matches for the West Indies between 1933 and 1939, taking 37 wickets for 21.72 runs each. During his one tour of England, in 1933, he and L. N. Constantine caused a sensation by bowling the type of leg-theory in the Old Trafford Test which had aroused such acrimony in Australia the previous winter. D. R. Jardine, instigator, of this method of attack, despite receiving heavy punishment, put together 127, his only Test century. In that tour Martindale took 103 wickets--14 of them in the three Tests--his performances including eight wickets for 32 runs against Essex; eight for 39 against Sir Lindsay Parkinson's XI and eight for 66 against Nottinghamshire. His pace was remarkable in view of the fact that he stood no higher than 5 ft. 8½ in.
Manny Martindale spent a number of years in League cricket in the North of England, where he earned much popularity and respect, both on and off the field. On returning to his native Barbados, he became a coach.
MILES, WILLIAM SPENCER, who died in hospital on September 4, aged 71, was in the Harrow XI in 1918 and 1919. At Lord's in the second year he took four wickets for 33 runs in the Eton first innings.
MILLS, JOHN E., who died on December 12, aged 67, was a capital opening batsman for Auckland and for New Zealand, for whom he appeared in seven Test matches between 1929 and 1932. On the occasion of his Test debut, he hit 117 against England at Wellington in 1929-30, he and C. S. Dempster scoring 276 for the first wicket--a New Zealand record which still stands. In his one visit to England, under T. C. Lowry in 1931, Mills was one of six batsmen to exceed 1,000 runs for the touring side, but achieved little in his three Test matches.
MOFFATT, NORMAN JOHN DOUGLAS, who died in hospital on October 11, aged 89, played as an amateur batsman for Middlesex from 1921 to 1926. His highest innings was 55 not out against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge in 1924when Middlesex, after following on 209 runs behind, won a remarkable victory by 27 runs. G. O. Allen took six Nottinghamshire wickets for 31 runs in the second innings.
NEWMAN, LIEUT.-COLONEL AUGUSTUS CHARLES, V.C., died on April 26, aged 67, was a keen cricket follower who was a member of Kent and Essex. He started a fund to meet the cost of countering anticipated violence by anti-apartheid demonstrators during the South African tour of 1971 which resulted in many thousands of pounds being handed to the Cricket Council. As leader of a Commando attack, he led the famous raid on St. Nazaire during the Second World War. He was taken prisoner and the award of the Victoria Cross to him was announced following his repatriation in 1945.
OLLIVER BRIGADIER CECIL ORME, who died on May 25, aged 81, was in the Winchester XI in 1909.
PEGLER, SIDNEY JAMES, who died in South Africa on September 10, aged 84, was a very fine spin bowler. He appeared in 16 Tests against England and Australia, taking 47 wickets for 33.44 runs apiece. He toured England in 1912, when he took 29 wickets in six Tests in the triangular tournament, and in 1924 when Wisden stated: How the side would have got on without Pegler it is painful to think and he was not one of the original choices. Pegler returned to England in 1951 as manager of Dudley Nourse's side. They won only eight matches, but 900,000 saw them play and the tour produced a record profit of £17,500--£6,000 more than the 1947 side.
PHILLIPS, FRANK, who died on March 20, aged 72, played as a professional for Kent Second XI from 1926 to 1928. Against Surrey Second XI at The Oval in 1927, when going in at No. 10, he hit 111 not out, he and H. L. Hever adding, 195 for the ninth wicket. His son, J. B. Phillips, won a Blue at Oxford in 1955 and also played for Kent.
PUDDEFOOT, SYDNEY C., who died in a Southend hospital on October 4, aged 77, played as a professional in a few matches for Essex in 1922 and 1923. Better known as an Association football center-forward, he played in three Victory Internationals after the First World War when with West Ham United. After a spell with Falkirk, he joined Blackburn Rovers and was capped twice for England in 1926. He also found a place in Football League representative sides in 1925 and 1926. Puddefoot gained an F.A. Cup winners medal in 1928 when Blackburn Rovers beat Huddersfield Town at Wembley, 3-1.
RUSHBROOKE, VICE-ADMIRAL EDMUND GERALD NOEL, who died in a Bath hospital on October 9, aged 79, became Secretary of the M.C.C. Youth Cricket Association in 1947 following his retirement from the Royal Navy. From 1942 to 1946 he was Director General of Naval Intelligence.
SMITH, ERNEST, who died in hospital on January 2, aged 83, played for Yorkshire as a professional fast-medium left-arm bowler between 1914 and 1926, taking 46 wickets at an average cost of 23.69. He achieved considerable success in League cricket, possessing mounted cricket balls presented by Rotherham Town C.C. for taking all 10 Notts. Ramblers' wickets for 33 runs in 1908, this feat including a hat-trick, and by Ossett C.C. for dismissing 116 batsmen in the 1920 season.
SMITH, IAN SCOTT, who died in September, aged 68, was in the Winchester XI of 1922, occupying second place in the bating averages. Better known as a Rugby footballer, he gained a Blue in 1923 at Oxford on the wing in a threequarter line--the other were A. C. Wallace, G. P. S. Macpherson ( Scotland) and H. P. Jacob (England)--who all represented their countries. Known as The Flying Scotsman, Smith appeared 32 times for Scotland between 1924 and 1933. He also played for Edinburgh University and London Scottish.
SMITH, SYDNEY, who died in Sydney on April 11, aged 92, was a life-long cricket lover who was Secretary of the Australian Board of Control for 15 years. From 1935 to 1966 he was President of the New South Wales Cricket Association, and he was the most able manager of two Australian touring sides--in England and South Africa in 1921 and in England in 1926.
SOUTHERN, COMMANDER JOHN DUNLOP, R.N., who died on February 7, aged 72, was in the Marlborough XI in 1916 and 1917, being captain in the second year. He assisted Derbyshire from 1919 to 1934 and in his first match for the county made 43, the top score, when they beat the Australian Imperial Forces side in 1919.
SPROT, MAJOR HAROLD MAITLAND, who died in Cape Town on October 19, aged 84, was in the Eton XI as an all-rounder in 1906 and 1907. While serving with the Gordon Highlanders in France during the First World War, he was wounded and mentioned in dispatches. He later took up farming in North Transvaal.
STOKES, DR. JOSEPH, who died in March, aged 75, was a fine fast bowler at Haverford University. He toured England in 1914 with the University team and in taking five wickets for 13 runs, was the hero of a victory by 28 runs over Eton.
STOKES, DR. S. EMLEN, who died in New Jersey on October 9, aged 78, was, with his younger brother, Joseph, who pre-deceased him by seven months, a member of the Haverford College team that toured England in 1914. He was an opening batsman. For more than 50 years he was a pediatrician.
TENDALL, ROBERT EDWARD FREDERICK, who died in Jersey on May 31, aged 72, was in the St. Peter's, York, XI and in 1928 played for Kent Second XI.
TOPPIN, CHARLES GRAHAM, who died on May 20, aged 66, was in the Malvern XI for four years from 1922, being captain in 1925. He played in four matches for Worcestershire in 1927 and 1928. Son of Charles Toppin, he was a nephew of S. H., A. P. and S. E. Day.
WISHART, KENNETH L., who died suddenly in Georgetown in October, aged 64, was a leading cricket administrator in the West Indies, being Guyana's representative on the West Indies Board from 1949 till he retired early in 1971. He was also President of the Guyana Cricket Association. He played as opening batsman for the West Indies against England at Georgetown in 1934, scoring 52 not out in a first-innings total of 184.