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Andrew Stoddart
Andrew Ernest Stoddart (11 March 1863 – 4 April 1915) was an English sportsman who played international cricket for England cricket team, England, and rugby union for England national rugby union team, England and the British and Irish Lions, British Isles. He was a Wisden Cricketers of the Year, Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1893. He has the unique distinction in captaining England in three distinct sports; cricket, rugby union and Australian rules football. Cricket career Born in Westoe, South Shields, County Durham, England, he was the youngest son of a wine merchant, who moved the whole family to Marylebone, London, in 1877. Stoddart made his reputation in club cricket and was playing for Middlesex County Cricket Club, Middlesex by 1885. He was a flamboyant right-handed batsman and a right arm medium pace bowler. He played 16 Test cricket, Test matches captaining England in eight games of which he won three, lost four and drew one. His 173 at Melbourne Cricket Ground, ...
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Westoe
Westoe was originally a village near South Shields, Tyne & Wear, England, but has since become part of the town and is now used to refer to the area of the town where the village once was. It is also an Wards of the United Kingdom, electoral ward for local politics purposes. History Westoe Village The earliest recorded mention of Westoe is in 1072, which refers to a group of seven farms. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the village of Westoe was around one mile south of South Shields (which was then part of County Durham until the formation of Tyne and Wear under the Local Government Act 1972), and was gradually absorbed into the urban sprawl extending from the centre of the town. In contemporary usage, the term "Westoe Village" refers to a specific suburban road of the same name in the Westoe area of the town. It consists of Georgian era, Georgian and Victorian era, Victorian houses, many having been built by business leaders of the town, including those who owned ...
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Ranji 1897 Page 213 A
Colonel His Royal Highness, H. H. Sri, Shri Knight, Sir Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji II, Jam Saheb of Nawanagar, (10 September 1872 – 2 April 1933), often known as Ranji or K. S. Ranjitsinhji, was the ruler of the Indian princely state of Nawanagar State, Nawanagar from 1907 to 1933, as Maharaja Jam Saheb, and a noted Test cricket, Test cricketer who played for the English cricket team. He also played first-class cricket for University of Cambridge, Cambridge University, and county cricket for Sussex County Cricket Club, Sussex. Ranji has widely been regarded as one of the greatest batsman, batsmen of all time. Neville Cardus described him as "the Midsummer night's dream of cricket". Unorthodox in technique and with fast reactions, he brought a new style to batting and revolutionised the game. Previously, batsmen had generally pushed forward; Ranji took advantage of the improving quality of cricket pitch, pitches in his era and played more Batting (cricket)#Forward and Back, on ...
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Sculling
Sculling is the use of oar An oar is an implement used for water-borne propulsion. Oars have a flat blade at one end. Rowers grasp the oar at the other end. The difference between oars and paddles is that oars are used exclusively for rowing. In rowing the oar is connect ...s to propel a boat by moving the oars through the water on both sides of the craft, or moving a single oar over the stern The stern is the back or aft Aft :''For the acronym, see AFT (other).'' Aft, in naval A navy, naval force, or maritime force is the branch of a Nation's armed forces A military, also known collectively as armed forces, .... A long, narrow boat with sliding seats and rigged with two oars per rower may be referred to as a scull, its oars may be referred to as sculls, and a person rowing it referred to as sculler. Sculling is distinguished from sweep rowing Sweep rowing is one of two disciplines of the sport of rowing. In sweep rowing each rower has one ...
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Robert Seddon
Robert Lionel "Bob" Seddon (birth registered October→December 1860 in County Borough of Salford, Salford district – 15 August 1888) was an England, English international rugby union forward who played club rugby for Broughton Rangers and Swinton Lions, Swinton and county rugby for Lancashire County Rugby Football Union, Lancashire. Seddon was capped at international level for both England national rugby union team, England and the British and Irish Lions, British Isles. Seddon played three matches for England in 1887, and in 1888 was one of only four capped players to represent Britain in the 1888 British Lions tour to New Zealand and Australia, 1888 tour of New Zealand and Australia. Seddon was given the captaincy of the British team, but died in a boating accident halfway through the tour. Seddon and the British team were honoured in 2013 with induction into the IRB Hall of Fame. Rugby career Seddon started his career at Broughton Rangers, and was one original members of t ...
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1888 British Lions Tour To New Zealand And Australia
The 1888 British Isles tour to New Zealand and Australia was a tour by a British rugby union team, known at the time as the "English Footballers", throughout New Zealand and Australia. Although a private venture not organised by any official body, this was the first major tour of the Southern Hemisphere undertaken by a European rugby team. It paved the way for future tours by teams which are now known as British and Irish Lions. The team boarded the New Zealand Shipping Company#Ships, SS Kaikoura at Gravesend on 9 March 1888, returning to England on the same ship on 11 November. While in Australia and New Zealand the team played a number of state, provincial, and invitation sides, but did not play any international teams. They played 35 rugby matches, winning 27, drawing 6, and losing 2. Only four of the touring party had played, or would play, for their country; Seddon, Andrew Stoddart and Tom Kent (rugby), Tom Kent for England, and Willie Thomas for Wales national rugby union ...
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Arthur Shrewsbury
Arthur Shrewsbury (11 April 1856 – 19 May 1903) was an English cricketer and rugby football administrator. He was widely rated as competing with W. G. Grace for the accolade of best batsman of the 1880s; Grace himself, when asked whom he would most like in his side, replied simply, "Give me Arthur". An opening batsman, Shrewsbury played his cricket for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club and played 23 Test cricket, Test matches for English cricket team, England, English national cricket captains, captaining them in 7 games, with a record of won 5, lost 2. He was the last History of English amateur cricket, professional to be England captain until Len Hutton was chosen in 1952. He was a Wisden Cricketers of the Year, ''Wisden'' Cricketer of the Year in 1890. He also organised the first 1888 British Lions tour to New Zealand and Australia, British Isles rugby tour to Australasia in 1888. An expert on sticky wickets,
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Alfred Shaw
Alfred Shaw (29 August 1842 – 16 January 1907) was an eminent Victorian cricket Cricket is a bat-and-ball gameBat-and-ball may refer to: *Bat-and-ball games Bat-and-ball games (or safe haven games) are field games played by two opposing teams, in which the action starts when the defending team throws a ball at a ded ...er and rugby footballer, who bowled the first ball in Test cricket Test cricket is the form of the sport of cricket with the longest match duration and is considered the game's highest standard. Rotary Test matches are played between national representative teams that have been granted Test status, as deter ... and was the first to take five wickets in a Test innings (5/35). He made two trips to North America and four to Australia, captaining the English cricket team The England cricket team represents England England is a that is part of the . It shares land borders with to its west and to its north. The lies northwest of Eng ...
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Barbarians FC April 1891
A barbarian is a human who is perceived to be either Civilization, uncivilized or primitive. The designation is usually applied as a generalization based on a popular stereotype; barbarians can be members of any nation judged by some to be less civilized or orderly (such as a tribal society) but may also be part of a certain "primitive" culture, cultural group (such as nomads) or social class (such as bandits) both within and outside one's own nation. Alternatively, they may instead be admired and romanticised as noble savages. In idiomatic or figurative usage, a "barbarian" may also be an individual reference to a brutal, cruel, warlike, and insensitive person. The term originates from the el, βάρβαρος (''barbaros'' pl. βάρβαροι ''barbaroi''). In Ancient Greece, the Greeks used the term towards those who did not speak Greek and follow classical Greek customs. In Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, the Romans adapted and used the term towards tribal non-Romans such as t ...
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The Yorkshire Post
''The Yorkshire Post'' is a daily broadsheet A broadsheet is the largest newspaper format Newspaper formats vary substantially, with different formats more common in different countries. The size of a newspaper format refers to the size of the paper page; the printed area within that ... newspaper A newspaper is a periodical Periodical literature (also called a periodical publication or simply a periodical) is a category of serial Serial may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and media The presentation of works in sequential segments ..., published in Leeds Leeds is the largest city in the county A county is a geographical region of a country used for administrative or other purposesChambers Dictionary The ''Chambers Dictionary'' (''TCD'') was first published by William Chambers (publis ... in northern England England is a Countries of the United Kingdom, country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to it ...
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David Frith (author)
David Edward John Frith (born 16 March 1937) is a cricket writer and historian. Cricinfo describes him as "an author, historian, and founding editor of ''Wisden Cricket Monthly''". Life and career David Frith was born in Gloucester Place in London, not far from Lord's, on 16 March 1937. The family resided in Rayners Lane, Harrow, London, Harrow, whilst he attended Roxbourne School. In 1949 he emigrated with his family to Australia, arriving in Sydney aboard the ''RMS Orion'' on 25 February 1949. After leaving Canterbury Boys' High School on 15 February 1954 he started his first job as a copy-boy for ''The Daily Mirror (Australia), The Daily Mirror'' but left after two months to join the Commonwealth Bank where he was posted to the Cronulla, New South Wales, Cronulla branch. He played his early cricket for the famous St George Cricket Club, St George club and then Paddington before returning to England in 1964. Return to Sydney After the death of his mother in May 1971, famil ...
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Hampstead Cricket Club
Hampstead Cricket Club is a cricket club in London. The team was formed in 1865, and have played their home games at Lymington Road in West Hampstead since 1877. The men's 1st XI play in the Middlesex County Cricket League, Middlesex ECB Premier Leagues, Premier League which they have won twice, most recently in 2015. Past players In 1886, future England cricket team, England captain Andrew Stoddart scored a then record 485 in one day for Hampstead against Stoics. A statue of Stoddart commemorating this event was unveiled by former England captain Andrew Strauss as part of the club's 150th anniversary celebrations in 2015. Leading nineteenth-century Australia national cricket team, Australia bowler Fred Spofforth played for the club between 1891 and 1905, taking 951 wickets. Japanese international cricketer Shizuka Miyaji played for the Women's 1st XI in the 2019 season. She scored 146 runs in a league match against Ashford Cricket Club, setting a new club record for the high ...
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Colorado
Colorado (, other variants) is a state in the Mountain West The Mountain West Conference (MW) is one of the collegiate athletic conferences affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a nonprofit organization that regulates stud ... subregion of the Western United States. It encompasses most of the Southern Rocky Mountains Satellite photograph of the Southern Rocky Mountains of the United States. The Southern Rocky Mountains are a major subregion of the Rocky Mountains The Rocky Mountains, also known as the Rockies, are a major mountain range in western North A ..., as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau The Colorado Plateau, also known as the Colorado Plateau Province, is a physiographic and desert region of the Intermontane Plateaus, roughly centered on the Four Corners region of the southwestern United States The southwestern United State ... and the western ed ...
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