Frank William Milligan
March 19, 1870, Farnborough, Hampshire
March 31, 1900, Ramathlabama, South Africa, (aged 30y 12d)
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Lieut. Frank William Milligan died whilst colonel Plummer"s force, (endeavouring to relieve Mafeking) on March 31, 1900. An excellent allround player, a splendid field, fast bowler, and hard hitter. Represented the Gentlemen v the Players in 1897 and 1898. He made a successful first appearance for the Gentlemen - at Oval in 1897 - scoring 47 and 47, and obtaining two wickets for 3 runs in the second innings of the Players. In the Scarborough match in 1898, he took in the second innings seven wickets for 61 runs.
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One of a few Yorkshire cricketers to have been born outside the country, Frank Milligan was a hard-hitting batsman and a fast bowler whose two Test outings came when in South Africa under Lord Hawke in 1898-99. He settled in South Africa at the end of the tour.
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