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Moments in Time #6 – Sir Pelham Warner at Victoria Park in 1898

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Sir Pelham Warner at Victoria Park in 1898

1898 match at Victoria Park, St. Vincent, Lord Hawke's XI vs. St. Vincent in which Pelham Warner scored 156, the finest innings seen at the park. Doubtless the *Ollivierre* boys were playing then.

[The above information was contributed by Emery Wallace.]

Fast Facts about Sir Pelham Francis Warner:
ƒ Born October 2, 1873 in Port of Spain, Trinidad
ƒ Died January 30, 1963 at West Lavington, West Sussex
ƒ Affectionately and better known as Plum Warner, or the Grand Old Man of English cricket
ƒ Played first-class cricket for Oxford University, Middlesex and England
ƒ In The first West Indians WLA Coleman wrote:

“… the discovery of the West Indies as a new source of cricket led to an invitation from Lord Hawke in June 1899 for a combined West Indian team to visit England in 1900. The erratic form continued with an innings win over Leicestershire. *Ollivierre* and Pelham Warner (the first and only time he played for West Indies) put on 238 for the first wicket.”

ƒ Batted right-hand
ƒ Warner wrote extensively on cricket
ƒ In 1937 he was knighted for his services to cricket

[*Read about Charles Ollivierre in Moments in Time #1]

 

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