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Paul Gibb - From Yorkshire Amateur to Essex Professional


Cricket Spectator
Gibb was chosen to tour South Africa in 1938–39 as Ames' deputy, although he played in all five Tests as a batsman


First Class Debutant
Ok, just seen this:

Outside the game Gibb ‘enjoyed’, despite the slim physique, a considerable reputation as a trencherman. Stories abound of his eating huge amounts of food, not always on the basis of wagers. On one occasion he was challenged to eat twenty slabs of ice cream by Joe Hardstaff, and having achieved that consumed two more, just because he could. Fruit salads seem to figure in several such stories, and on another occasion huge quantities of strawberries, even though, presumably believing it to be cream, Gibb had first smothered them in mayonnaise

What a very strange past-time.