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Hugh Dinwiddy

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Hugh Pochin Dinwiddy, OBE 16 October 1912 – 31 October 2009 was an English cricketer, who played first-class cricket for Kent County Cricket Club and Cambridge University Cricket Club between 1933 and 1935 He was the last man alive to play first-class cricket against both Jack Hobbs whilst playing for Kent and Donald Bradman representing Cambridge University He made his first-class cricket debut for Kent in 1933 against Worcestershire


  • 1 Life
  • 2 Works
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  • 4 External links


Dinwiddy was the son of Major C H Dinwiddy He had captained both the Cricket XI and the First XV at Radley College in 1931, and went up to Pembroke College, Cambridge in 1932 At Cambridge Dinwiddy also won a Blue for rugby and played for Harlequins, being trialed for England in 1936

After graduation Dinwiddy taught English and rugby at Ampleforth College until the outbreak of the Second World War, when he enlisted in the Royal Navy

In 1947 he married Yvonne Marie Catterall

In 1956, at the instigation of Paul Foster, Dinwiddy moved to Uganda to teach literature and creative writing at Makerere College in Kampala, a constituent part of the University College of East Africa, soon to become the University of East Africa and later Makerere University He went on to serve as the Dean of the College

He returned to England in 1970, and was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE in the 1971 New Year Honours for his work in Uganda He lived at Bognor Regis and worked as an adult education teacher and an occasional lecturer on African affairs for Southampton University, Sussex University and the School of Oriental and African Studies


  • Uganda's Relations with Britain from 1971-1976 1987


  1. ^ Hugh Dinwiddy, Cricinfo Retrieved 24 May 2017
  2. ^ a b c Obituary in The Times, 12 Nov 2009
  3. ^ Williamson M 2009 Hugh Dinwiddy dies aged 97, CricInfo, 2 November 2009 Retrieved 24 May 2017
  4. ^ Had A 2009 Kent County Cricket Club's oldest surviving player Hugh Dinwiddy dies, Kent Online, 3 November 2009 Retrieved 24 May 2017
  5. ^ Radley College Register, 1847-1962
  6. ^ a b Obituary in The Old Radleian, 2010
  7. ^ "No 45262" The London Gazette Supplement 31 December 1970 p 18 

External links

Hugh Dinwiddy at ESPNcricinfo

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