Sunday, 7 April 2013

Congratulations to the Yakkers*

Simon Turnbull in the Independent celebrates Durham's forthcoming staging of a test match against Australia. I was glad to see a reminder of that flamboyant batsman Colin Milburn, from Burnopfield, whose international and first-class careers were truncated by a road accident which took his left eye. It is also worth mentioning that honorary Dunelmian, Frank Tyson. Though he was born in Lancashire and played first-class cricket for Northants (like Milburn), Tyson is a graduate of Durham University.

* N.B. not "Geordies" - see

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