Hampshire Cricket History


John Manners’ Record?
August 31, 2018, 7:15 pm
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I’m going to do my best to check that John is OK next week, and I hope to confirm that on Sunday (2 September) he will equal the record currently held by James Hutchinson (Derbyshire) as the oldest ever living cricketer, at the age of 103 years and 343 days.

I have received from Alan Edwards, a calculation by Keith Walmsley, pointing out that through his life, John has had one more leap year 29 February than Hutchinson, which is why he should then break the record on Monday (3 September) not as I previously anticipated, Tuesday (4 September). John’s 104th birthday is on Tuesday 25 September.

Here’s a photo from John’s last visit to a Hampshire players’ reunion, with Vic Cannings:

Manners Cannings


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