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Another sad loss to cricket. RIP

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OH dear,was only reading about him last night,great stroke maker and seemed nice man ...RIP Tom.

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A great cricketer, brilliant batsman and a Geordie lad as well.

As a schoolboy I was a keen cricketer myself and admired Tom for his batting skills and Wes Hall (Windies) for his bowling.

RIP Tom

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Saw him playing for England v Pakistan, Trent Bridge 1962. Got his and other England players autographs!! I spent a lot of time when I was a youngster at Trent Bridge with my Dad. RIP Tom

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I saw him too lizzie at Trent Bridge 50s with my Grandad.

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I only saw cricket at Trent Bridge once. It's amazing what you remember. Dad sent me down to Marsden's on Andover for a packet of Arrowroot Biscuits. Then off we went. To be honest I was bored ****less for most of the day. I couldn't really see the play and wouldn't have understood if I could.

I recall Peter May played. Think it was Notts v Surrey. Can't remember the year, but I'm pretty certain it was pre 1960.

But what I also recall is names. Denis Compton, Tom Graveney, Bedser, Shepperd, Cowdray, Illingworth. Thing is I really wasn't interested.. but certain unusual names appealed to my love of words. Dad was a miner and in Summer on days off, or after an 'early' shift, would grab a few pints at the pub before falling asleep to the Cricket on the telly in the afternoon.

Col

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I saw him make 258 against the West Indies at Trent Bridge in 1957, one of the best innings I have ever seen. A most stylish batsman.

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