John Frederick Crapp
October 14, 1912, St Columb Major, Cornwall
February 13, 1981, Knowle, Somerset, (aged 68y 122d)
Left hand Bat
An effective middle-order bat for his county and England, and GloucestershireÕs first professional captain (although Cornish by birth). Left handed, he used a sound technique and great patience to accumulate many runs. An excellent first slip. His playing career was cut short by ill-health but later in life he became a well respected umpire. He appeared for England against Australia, and took part in a thrilling finish on the 1947-8 South African tour (Dave Liverman, 1998).
Batting & Fielding
Umpire & Referee