Middlesbrough born

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Middlesbrough born

Joined: June 4th, 2015, 6:32 pm

November 21st, 2016, 8:19 am #1

So if Matt Renshaw plays for Australia who will he succeed as the last Middlesbrough born test cricketer?

Does he still run a chip shop in Cornwall?
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Joined: April 28th, 2014, 12:12 am

November 21st, 2016, 8:50 am #2

Chilly.
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Joined: April 11th, 2014, 2:11 pm

November 21st, 2016, 8:53 am #3

Liam Plunkett?
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Joined: May 7th, 2014, 2:59 pm

November 21st, 2016, 9:16 am #4

Liam Plunkett is certainly the most recent. Chronologically between Liam and Chris would be Geoff Cook and Bill Athey. I thought maybe Paul Jarvis also but on checking, he was born in Redcar -some 7 miles outside the Middlesbrough boundary.
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Joined: October 17th, 2013, 8:44 pm

November 21st, 2016, 12:24 pm #5

Great stuff! This could run and run, place after place, but will anywhere ever equal Kirkheaton or Pudsey for the number of great players per head of population?
Bowlers win matches
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Joined: August 21st, 2013, 7:47 pm

November 21st, 2016, 4:14 pm #6

The converse also applies, some large places seem to have had very few test cricketers. From the top of my head; York, Doncaster (pre Dickie Dawson) and Rotherham seem under represented as homes to first class and test cricketers.
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Joined: October 21st, 2013, 1:37 pm

November 21st, 2016, 4:22 pm #7

For Yorkshire, Alan Ramage may have been born in Guiborough. Still Middlesbrough area. Also Brian Bainbridge.
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Joined: November 6th, 2013, 9:50 am

November 21st, 2016, 4:37 pm #8

A lot also depends on your interpretation of where they were born. Is it the town or village where they lived or the maternity hospital in a larger town nearby where the event actually took place ? The 'Playfair Annual' seems to favour the latter. Players and their families sometimes opt for the former.
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Joined: May 7th, 2014, 2:59 pm

November 21st, 2016, 6:26 pm #9

For Yorkshire, Alan Ramage may have been born in Guiborough. Still Middlesbrough area. Also Brian Bainbridge.
Marsker - Alan was indeed born in Guisborough but neither he nor Brian played Test cricket. There are numerous others, as I'm sure you will realise, from our area who played first class cricket - Norman Maltby. Phil Berry and Neil Nicholson come immediately to mind.
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Joined: January 21st, 2004, 7:13 pm

November 21st, 2016, 6:28 pm #10

A certain John Hampshire is from Rotherham. I remember seeing him watching Rotherham United from time to time

A certain FS Trueman was from Maltby, part of Rotherham
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