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Old 29th September 2017, 12:45   #21
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OK, maybe not an all time legend, but for that we have:

Frank Woolley
Tich Freeman
Les Ames
Colin Cowdrey
Derek Underwood
Alan Knott

Felix, Wenman, Hillyer, Fuller Pilch and Alfred Mynn.
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Old 29th September 2017, 13:08   #22
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Felix, Wenman, Hillyer, Fuller Pilch and Alfred Mynn.
You're going to have to spend the off-season regaling us with their feats because I've never heard of any of them.
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Old 29th September 2017, 15:31   #23
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You're going to have to spend the off-season regaling us with their feats because I've never heard of any of them.

And with five such mighty cricketers 'twas but natural to win
As Felix, Wenman, Hillyer, Fuller Pilch and Alfred Mynn


Words from 'In Memoriam' (to Alfred Mynn) by WJ Prowse, enshrining the names of the five cricketers who were the core of the great Kent sides of the 1830s and 40s. Statisticians have credited Kent with eight 'unofficial' Championships during that time, when they also took on, and defeated, All England on several occasions. As these players' feats occurred before the advent of moving film, and there is nobody alive who saw them play, or even knew someone who saw them play, their 'legendary' status is assured.

Fuller Pilch was cricket's greatest batsman in the era before WG Grace. An innovator of forward play - via 'The Pilch Poke', he was able to counter the dreadful pitches of the period more assuredly than any other. His career f-c average of 18.6 appears laughable to modern eyes, but was several points higher than his contemporaries. Pilch was one of the game's first mercenaries, being lured from his native Norfolk to Kent, and featuring for a variety of teams, including Clarke's touring All England XI. He would rattle around the country on the early rail network at an intensity that would make current professionals squirm. Last Tuesday on my visit to Canterbury, I saw Pilch's memorial, previously sited by the Old Dover Road entrance, sitting alongside its new plinth, ready for unveiling in November. Nearly 150 years after his death, it's splendid that his memory will live on.

Alfred Mynn - "The Lion of Kent" provided the template for the swashbuckling all-rounder. A big man, he bowled fast roundarm and hit lustily. He advised that a cricketer should train on a diet of beef and beer, but I have no record of him ever venturing outside coaching inns for fisticuffs. Mynn was, however, once famously roughed up by Notts' pace demon Sam Redgate, to the extent that he had to be strapped to the roof of a stagecoach for his journey home. The Lion almost lost a leg on that occasion but recovered to continue wowing the crowds, the biggest draw of his time and greatly loved - "Lightly lie the turf upon thee, kind and manly Alfred Mynn".

Nicholas Wanostrocht, universally known as "Felix' was something of a Sangakkara of his time - a high quality left handed bat but a man of various other talents. He authored one of the first instruction manuals ("Felix On The Bat"), invented a bowling machine and rubber batting gloves, and also dabbled in the arts. But it is his batting that bought him admiration, as Pilch described: "He was not so safe as Mr Taylor of Sussex, Guy of Nottingham, Ned Wenman or perhaps me, but when he got to work, and the ground and the light suited him, it was a wonderful sight...to see him throw his right foot forward, and do a little bit of tip-toeing, with his bat over his shoulder, and if he did get the ball full, you could hear her hit the palings on the off side as soon as she left his bat".

Edward 'Ned' Wenman was the first in the line of great Kentish wicketkeepers, and also a fine defensive batsman.

William Hillyer was a nagging medium-pacer of consistent success - the Tate or Shackleton of his time. From 1842 to 1849, he was the country's leading wicket-taker for eight successive seasons, a feat equalled only by his fellow Kent bowler Tich Freeman between 1928 amd 1935.
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Didnt quite get us to the title but was a brilliant influence on changing Hampshire from a middle of the road county to consistent challengers for a few summers. Was a privilege watching him captain a team and the way he went about things. Was willing to push for victory and risk defeat rather than settle for a draw.
And for that, David Fulton should never have to buy a pint in Nottingham for as long as he lives!
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Great stuff, Summer of '77.
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