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    Dual Internationals...

    Are there any cricketers who have represented their countries in other sport ?

    Are there English players who have also played soccer at national level ?
    Any Springboks, Kiwis (Jeff Wilson ?) and Aussies(Ray Lindwall?) who have played rugby or rugby league for their countries ?
    Any Indians or Pakistanis who have been hockey internationals ?

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    Brian Booth (aus) actually Captained Australia in both Cricket and Hockey
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    Conrad Janieties who played for the Springboks a few years back, played cricket at age group level and was pretty good and even went on trail at Chelski.

    I believe Steve Waugh played for the Australian Schoolboys Soccer team.
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    Originally posted by Craig
    Conrad Janieties who played for the Springboks a few years back, played cricket at age group level and was pretty good and even went on trail at Chelski.

    I believe Steve Waugh played for the Australian Schoolboys Soccer team.
    Mark Waugh played a pretty high level of soccer as well.


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    Adam Gilchrist captained the Australian under 15's soccer team.

    WG Grace held some hurdles world record for a time.

    Viv Richards played soccer for Antigua.

    Steve Waugh , at age 19 was offered a contract to play soccer profesionally , he turned it down , opting for cricket.
    Graham Thorpe was in much the same situation.

    Jonty Rhodes played hockey for South Africa at the olympics.

    Micheal Slater was in various underage Australian teams as a hockey player.

    Adam Griffith (Tasmanian fast bowler) was a member of Australia's under 19's basketball team.

    Curtley Ambrose always considered himslef a basketball player , his dream was to play in the NBA , only took up cricket seriously at age 18.

    Shane Watson was in a few Australian under age Rubgy teams.

    Mark Waugh was a very handy 400m hurdles runner in his younger days.

    Micheal Clark (the WA one) played under age AFL for WA.

    Im a member of ACT rep sides for cricket & Rugby league , not exactly a dual international but getting there

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    Phil Neville was in the Lancashire junior teams with Freddy, but opted for football instead.

    http://www.cricket.org/db/STATS/TEST...T_PLAYERS.html

    Test players who have played competitive FOOTBALL (SOCCER):

    J.C. Balderstone (Eng) Doncaster Rovers, Huddersfield Town, Carlisle United, Queen of the South
    A.W. Nourse (RSA) Natal
    C.B. Fry (Eng) England, Southampton
    I.V.A. Richards (WI) Antigua
    C.A. Milton (Eng) England
    A. Ducat (Eng) England, Aston Villa
    R.E. Foster (Eng) England (captained Eng in both)
    J.W.H.T. Douglas (Eng) England in amateur football, Casuals, Corinthians
    J.W.H. Makepeace (Eng) England, Everton
    A. Lyttelton (Eng) England
    E.A. McDonald (Aus) Victoria
    F.C.M. Alexander (WI) England in amateur football
    M.E. Waugh (Aus) professional Sydney club, Croatia
    S.R. Waugh (Aus) professional Sydney club, Croatia
    R.W.V. Robins (Eng) Nottingham Forest, Corinthians
    D.C.S. Compton (Eng) England (wartime, not full Internationals), Arsenal
    E.H. Hendren (Eng) Coventry City, Queens Park Rangers, Manchester City, Brentford, Also Victory Internationals in 1919
    L.B. Fishlock (Eng) England in amateur football
    L.H. Gay (Eng) England, Corinthians, Old Brightonians
    H.T.W. Hardinge (Eng) England, Arsenal, Sheffield United
    K.W. Hough (NZ) NZ and Australia
    A.E. Knight (Eng) England
    J. Arnold (Eng) England, Southampton, Fulham
    W. Gunn (Eng) England, Notts County
    G.C. White (RSA) South Africa
    J. Sharp (Eng) England, Everton
    R.S. Grant (WI) England in amateur football
    J.M.M. Commaille (RSA) South Africa
    S. O'Linn (RSA) South Africa, Charlton Athletics
    C.A. Smith (Eng) England, Old Carthusians, Corinthians
    W. Watson (Eng) England including 1950 World Cup, Huddersfield Town, Sunderland
    D.B. Close (Eng) Leeds United, Bradford City, Arsenal
    J.G. Dewes (Eng) Middlesborough, Plymouth Argyle, Walsall
    C.J. Poole (Eng) Gillingham, Mansfield Town
    D.R. Smith (Eng) Bristol City, Millwall
    F.H. Suggs (Eng) Sheffield Wednesday, Derby County, Burnley, Bolton Wanderers
    K. Taylor (Eng) Huddersfield Town, Bradford Park Avenue
    F.J. Titmus (Eng) Watford
    A.J. Watkins (Eng) Plymouth Argyle, Cardiff City
    E.G. Wynyard (Eng) Old Carthusians
    D.L. Bairstow (Eng) Bradford City
    M. Sherwin (Eng) Notts County
    M.J. Stewart (Eng) Charlton Athletics, Wimbledon, Hendon, Corinthian Casuals
    L.E.G. Ames (Eng) Clapton Orient, Gillingham
    H.E. Dollery (Eng) Reading
    W.J. Edrich (Eng) Tottenham Hotspur
    J.A. Flavell (Eng) Walsall
    W.R. Hammond (Eng) Bristol Rovers
    J. Hardstaff Sr. (Eng) Nottingham Forest
    H. Howell (Eng) Wolverhampton Wanderers, Port Vale, Stoke
    W.W. Keeton (Eng) Sunderland, Nottingham Forest
    J.W. Sharpe (Eng) Notts County
    A. Sidebottom (Eng) Manchester United, Huddersfield Town, Halifax
    W. Storer (Eng) Derby County
    A.Waddington (Eng) Halifax Town, Bradford City
    F. Barratt (Eng) Aston Villa, Sheffield Wednesday
    Ian Botham (Eng) S****horpe United (needs the stars!)

    Test players who have played competitive HOCKEY:

    B.C. Booth (Aus) Australia ('56 Olympics)
    J.N. Rhodes (RSA) South Africa
    D.L. Houghton (Zim) Zimbabwe
    E.G. McLeod (NZ) New Zealand
    I.A.K. Pataudi (Eng/Ind) India
    M.J. Gopalan (Ind) India
    Rachael Heyhoe-Flint (Eng) England
    W.R. Endean (RSA) South Africa
    K.Thomson (NZ) New Zealand
    T.J.Laughlin (Aus) Australia
    M.J.L. Turnbull (Eng) Wales

    Test players who have played competitive RUGBY:

    A.N. Hornby (Eng) (rugby union) England (captained both)
    A.E. Stoddart (Eng) (rugby union) England (captained both)
    T.A. Harris (RSA) South Africa
    E.W.T. Tindill (NZ) (rugby union) New Zealand
    B.P. Bracewell (NZ) captained W. Australia
    A. Wharton (Eng) (rugby league) Salford
    V.J. Scott (NZ) (rugby league) New Zealand
    A.D.G. Matthews (Eng) Northamptonshire
    E.A. McDonald (Aus) Victoria
    C.L. Cairns (NZ) New Zealand Under-17s
    S.M.J. Woods (Eng/Aus) England
    P.N. Kirsten (RSA) Barbarians against the British Lions
    M.J.K. Smith (Eng) (rugby union) England
    M.A. Taylor (Aus) (rugby league) Combined Universities
    V.T. Trumper (Aus) (rugby union) South Sydney
    G. McGregor (Eng) Scotland
    F. Mitchell (Eng/RSA) England, Blackheath
    J.H. Sinclair (RSA) South Africa and England
    R.O. Schwarz (RSA) England
    R.H. Spooner (Eng) England, Liverpool
    M.J.L. Turnbull (Eng) Wales
    M.K. Elgie (RSA) Scotland
    G.F. Vernon (Eng) England
    H.G.O. Owen-Smith (RSA) England (captained)
    J.H. Anderson (RSA) South Africa
    G.R.P. Dickinson (NZ) New Zealand
    M.P. Donnelly (NZ) England
    R.H.M. Hands (RSA) England
    P.S.Twentyman-Jones(RSA) South Africa
    W.H. Milton (RSA) England
    O.E. Nothling (Aus) Australia
    M.L. Page (NZ) New Zealand
    A.W. Powell (RSA) South Africa
    A.R. Richards (RSA) South Africa
    C.B. van Ryneveld (RSA) England
    G.L. Jessop (Eng) Gloucester

    Test players who have played competitive TENNIS:

    P.W. Sherwell (RSA) national champion in 1904
    C. Ramaswami (Ind) Davis Cup for India in 1922
    B.A. Barnett (Aus) delegate to Int. Lawn Tennis Federation
    K.C. Wessels (Aus/RSA) #1 junior in South Africa in 1973, turned down tennis scholarship from the University of Houston.
    R.A. Legall (WI) Canadian over-60s champion
    A. Lyttleton (Eng)

    Test players who have played OTHER SPORTS competitively:

    E.M. Grace (Eng) established a world triple-jump record in 1866.
    W.G. Grace (Eng) was the national champion of 440 yard hurdles, represented England at bowls
    P.A. Horne (NZ) represented his country in badminton in Commonwealth Games.
    V.Y. Richardson (Aus) played baseball for Australia, represented S Aus at golf and tennis
    B. Dooland (Aus) played baseball for Australia.
    B.A. Reid (Aus) represnted W. Australia in a Under-16s basketball tournament.
    S.R. Waugh (Aus) won the amateur section of the Vanuatu Invitational golf tourney.
    G. Miller (Eng) played table tennis for Derbyshire.
    E.L. Dalton (RSA ) was S.African Amateur Golf Champion in 1950.
    G.A. Gooch (Eng) ran in London Marathon in 1993.
    G.A. Gooch (Eng) scored a hole-in-one in Calcutta during the 1981-82 tour.
    M.L.C. Foster (WI) was the table tennis champion of Jamaica.
    J.W.H.T. Douglas (Eng) won the gold medal in the middleweight boxing in 1908 Olympics in London.
    D.C. Cleverley (NZ) was an amateur boxer and NZ champion
    R.C. Grant (WI) was a heavyweight boxing champion of Trinidad
    W.H. Ponsford (Aus) was invited for a tryout by the Brooklyn Dodgers.
    I.T. Botham (Eng) was the badminton junior doubles champion for Somerset.
    I.B. Cromb (NZ) won the South Island and Canterbury Golf championship.
    B.J.T. Bosanquet (Eng) was the hammer throw and billiards champion at Oxford.
    A.D.G. Matthews (Eng) played table tennis for Wales.
    G.L. Jessop (Eng) played in the 1914 amateur golf championship.
    R.J. Hartigan (Aus) played lacrosse for Queensland and baseball for NSW.
    N.W.D. Yardley (Eng) was the squash champion of the North of England 6 times.
    E.R. Dexter (Eng) played in the Eng Amateur Golf Championship.
    R.B. Richardson (WI) won the 4th sailing Cricketers Cup in Sydney during the 1991-92 tour.
    C.B. Fry (Eng) held the world Long-jump record for 21 years.
    Farooq Hamid (Pak) represented Pakistan in Athelitics in the Olympics
    B.A. Barnett (Aus) Aussie Rule Football for Victoria and Old Scotch Collegians
    M.J.L. Turnbull (Eng) was S Wales squash champion

    [... Additions welcome ...]

    Thanks to Brian Lawrence for additions and corrections
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    the don was apparentally a very gifted sportsmen - can't remember hardly any of them that i've read but the one that stuck in mind, was winning South Australia table tennis tournament.

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    Let's not forget Rudi van Vurren, Namibian opening bowler at the cricket World Cup and inside centre at this years rugby World cup.

    2 World Cups in one year - a fair achievement.

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    I'm slightly surprised not to see Phil Sharpe's name among those who have represented England at both cricket and hockey, as I was under the impression that he had.

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    Yes you're right about van Vuuren but I do believe he didn't play for Namibia in this World Cup. I think he was injured. Someone may prove me wrong though, I'm open to it

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    Originally posted by furious_ged
    Yes you're right about van Vuuren but I do believe he didn't play for Namibia in this World Cup. I think he was injured. Someone may prove me wrong though, I'm open to it
    definetaly played in both, because I remember watching the Namibian's play in the RWC and the commentator said "Van Vuuren takes the ball up, a member of both the Rugby and Cricket World Cup teams for Namibia"

    I remember hearing during the CWC about people saying one of the Namibian guys being in their Rugby team, but didn't take any notice of it again till i heard the commentator say that, and I actually didn't pick up the name of the guy at the time and only remembered it when he's name was mentioned in this thread.

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    Originally posted by hourn
    the don was apparentally a very gifted sportsmen - can't remember hardly any of them that i've read but the one that stuck in mind, was winning South Australia table tennis tournament.
    One of the dullest books I've read is Norman Yardley's "Cricket Campaigns" autobiography. Among its many irritating features are the digressions into the numerous squash tournaments Yardley won with apparently effortless ease.

    I have a faint recollection of reading about a Test player who also became an international-level bowls player. He was either English, Australian or a New Zealander and it was some time in the 20th century. I'd be a bit vaguer if I could, but perhaps there's some sad student of the ridiculously obscure for whom this will prove enough of a memory-jogger.

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    van Vuuren missed the first three games - whether he played in the fourth or not I don't know, don't follow Rugby *that* closely

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