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Encyclopedia > John Firth

John D'Ewes Evelyn Firth, born at Nottingham, United Kingdom, on February 21, 1900 and died at Winchester on September 21, 1957, won fleeting fame as a schoolboy cricketer at Winchester College during the First World War. Nottingham is a city and county town of Nottinghamshire, in the East Midlands of England. ... February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1900 (MCM) is a common year starting on Monday. ... Location within the British Isles Winchester Cathedral Arms of Winchester City Council King Arthurs Round Table Winchester is a city in southern England, with a population of around 40,000 within a 3 mile radius of its centre. ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A cricketer is a term used to refer to a person who plays cricket. ... Winchester College is a public school in the city of Winchester in Hampshire, in the south of England. ... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ...


A leg-break and googly bowler, Firth took all 10 wickets for 41 runs in a match against Eton College in 1917 and was named as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year among a selection of five public school bowlers in the 1918 almanack, there being no first-class cricket to report on. The Kings College of Our Lady of Eton beside Windsor, commonly known as Eton College or just Eton, is an independent school for boys. ... The Wisden Cricketers of the Year award is made annually in the pages of the Wisden Cricketers Almanack yearbook. ... Wisden is the main publisher of information on cricket in the United Kingdom. ... First-class cricket matches are those of at least three days length in which both teams have two innings each, and which involve either international teams or the highest division of domestic competition. ...


In a first-class career of just four matches, Firth played twice for Oxford University and twice for Nottinghamshire. He became a schoolmaster at Winchester and was canon emeritus of Winchester Cathedral at the time of his death. Oxford University Cricket Club (now subsumed into the Oxford University Centre of Cricketing Excellence) is a first-class cricket team. ... The William Clarke stand at Nottinghamshires home ground, Trent Bridge. ... Winchester Cathedral as seen from the Cathedral Close View along the nave of Winchester Cathedral to the west door Winchester Cathedral in Winchester, Hampshire is one of the largest cathedrals in England. ...


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