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Olympic Final: Profiles of the British Players

CBK Beachcroft
Opening bat for Exeter in 1900 and also played for a team called Starcross in August 1900.

Arthur Ernest Barrington Birkett
Born in Devon 1875 a son of William Harry Birkett of 11 Victoria Terrace, Exeter
Educated at  Blundells School 1888-1892 and was in the XI
Died at Hammersmith Hospital, 1st April 1941.

Alfred Bowerman
Played twice for Somerset, one in 1900 and once in 1905.
Died at Brisbane, Queensland, 1959

GJ Buckley
Nothing is known about this player.

Francis Romulus Burchell
Born c 1874 of Little Georgian House, Coleshill near Amersham
Died in Worthing Hospital, 6th July 1947
(probably this person)

FW Christian
Nothing is known about this player.

Harry Richard Corner
Born Taunton 1874, son of Harry Corner of Holly Lodge
Educated at Blundells School 1889-1892 and was in the XI
Died at Weir House, Radyrm Glamorgan 7th June 1938.

Frederick William Cuming
Born in Devon 1875, son of Charles Thomas Cuming of Bradnich
Educated at Blundells 1887-1892 and was in the XI
Played for Bradnich and for Exeter in 1900
Died in London, 22nd March 1942.

William Stephens Donne
Born in Somerset 1876
Educated at King's School, Bruton
He was a Captain I the Somerset Light Infantry in the Great War
He represented Somerset on the committee of the Rugby union from 1902 and served as President of the Rugby Fotball Union 1924-25.
Died at Belle Vue, Castle Carey, Somerset, 24th March 1934

Alfred James Powlesland
Born in Devon 1875
Played for Exeter in 1900.
Died at 80 Fore Street, Chudleigh, 25th March 1941.

John Symes
Born 11th Januray 1879, son of William harry Wymes of Crediton Manor House.
Educated Marlborough College 1892-1897
He was a solicitor by 1902 and served with the 6th Devon Regiment attached to the 9th battalion in the Great War, captain 1919, awarded OBE 1919.
Died 21st September 1942
(Probably this person)

Montagu Henry Toller
Born Barnstaple, february 1871
Educated Blundells School
Played six matches for Somerset in 1897, making 77 runs and taking 1 wicket for 15 runs.
Died at The Wangler, Neon Beach, Titchfield, Hants, 5th August 1948.

I am indebted to John Goulstone, David Terry and Richard Streeton for all of this information.

 Contributed by Peter D. Griffiths (