|Born||25 December 1900|
Hurst Green, East Sussex, England
|Died||6 February 1964 (aged 63)|
Brighton, Sussex, England
|Test debut||10 January 1930 v New Zealand|
|Last Test||21 February 1930 v New Zealand|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 6 November 2022
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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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