Full name Myles Alan Boddington
Born November 30, 1924, Hale, Cheshire
Died February 14, 2002, Burford, Oxfordshire (aged 77 years 76 days)
Major teams Royal Air Force
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|First-class span||1946 - 1946|
Boddington, Myles Alan, who died in Burford on February 14, 2002, aged 77, played for the RAF against Worcestershire in 1946, his sole first-class game. Given his reputation at Rugby as "a fast bowler of height and hostility", which earned him selection for the Lord's Schools in 1942 and 1943, there was some interest in his county debut. Unfortunately, opening the attack, he bowled only three overs before pulling up injured. His left-handed batting produced 23 lower-order runs in the second innings after a duck in the first. In 1941, he had played in Rugby's centenary match to mark MCC's first fixture at the school, a visit celebrated in Thomas Hughes's Tom Brown's School Days. Like Hughes, Myles Boddington captained Rugby in his final year. His father, Robert, was a wicket-keeper who played 52 times for Lancashire.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2003
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