Cornford wearing his blazer from the 1930 tour of New Zealand
|Born||25 December 1900|
Hurst Green, East Sussex, England
|Died||6 February 1964 (aged 63)|
Brighton, Sussex, England
Walter Latter Cornford (25 December 1900 – 6 February 1964) was an English cricketer. He was a wicket-keeper who played in 4 Tests in New Zealand in 1930 and played county cricket for Sussex County Cricket Club. His nickname of Tich alluded to his height of barely five feet.
His county career stretched from 1921 until the outbreak of the Second World War, but he made one further appearance in an emergency at the age of 46 in 1947.
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1922 was the 29th season of County Championship cricket in England. Yorkshire recovered the title and went on to win it four times in succession.
1888 was the 102nd season of cricket in England since the foundation of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). There was a complete contrast to the previous sunlit summer with its record-breaking run-getting: this time the summer was exceptionally cool and wet, resulting in the dominance of bowlers with many records for wicket-taking set.
1876 was the 90th season of cricket in England since the foundation of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). Gloucestershire reclaimed the unofficial "Champion County" title. A relatively dry summer and improvements to pitches via the heavy roller saw several batting records broken.
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