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    The Tale of Two Cornishmen

    The Tale of Two Cornishmen

    Only two men born in Cornwall have played Test cricket for England - in these feature Martin tells their stories

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    Absolutely wonderful stuff as always Martin, a fascinating read.
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    Great job as always, Martin.

    Was the surname of the first Cornishman to play for England actually pronounced as it was spelt? I note some other unfortunate surnames such as Bastard and Death are not.
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    Another good read

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    Quote Originally Posted by a massive zebra View Post

    Was the surname of the first Cornishman to play for England actually pronounced as it was spelt? I note some other unfortunate surnames such as Bastard and Death are not.
    It certainly was by John Arlott and Jim Laker, so I'm assuming everyone else did

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    It certainly was by John Arlott and Jim Laker, so I'm assuming everyone else did
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a massive zebra View Post
    Thanks.
    There is also a story that runs along the lines of his staying in the same hotel as Alec Bedser and coming back late one evening to be greeted by the night porter enquiring 'Bed, Sir?'

    To which he replied 'No, Crapp', and was hastily pointed towards the gents


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