Bishop Ken, a scholar of the College, recorded that he was fond of the game when he was a boy in the 1650s and 60s.
In 1845, a College team was reputed to have been surprised when they played a Basingstoke team who won the match by using a catapult instead of a bowler. Regular matches between Winchester, Eton and Harrow began in 1825.
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As an english cricketer and captain of the England cricket team in the early 1930's, Jardine, an Old Wykehamist (the name gven to Winchester College alumni) is perhaps best known for captaining the English squad during its 1932-1933 Ashes tour of ...
‘We thank thee, we praise thee, we bless thee O Lord, for Hubert, Percy, Gilbert and
Claude,’ - so goes the old Winchester College song, and for good reason. Sporting prowess ran in the Ashton family - all four brothers were Blues at ...
The decade after Claude Ashton left Winchester
College, Winlaw became a high profile member of the
Winchester College cricket eleven.
Hubert Doggart was educated at Winchester College and King's College, a Cambridge blue in five different sports and captain
Born into an Indian royal household, Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi completed his education at Winchester College after inheriting the titular dignity of Nawab of Pataudi upon his father’s death.