April 25, 1917, Crabble, Dover, Kent
June 09, 2007 (aged 90y 45d)
Right hand Bat
Right arm Medium, Right arm Offbreak
Dover Grammar School
Eddie Crush was an offspinner and lower-order batsman who played for Kent for four seasons immediately after the war. He will best be remembered for dismissing Don Bradman in the county's fixture with the Australian Invincibles at Centerbury late on the 1948 tour, Bradman driving into the hands of Brian Valentine at mid-off. Crush was a war hero, joining the the army in 1939 and 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." He rose to the rank of major and was also an advanced MCC coach.
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