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Bobby Abel

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Bobby Abel

Person  Male  Born 30/11/1857  Died 10/12/1936

Categories: Sport / Games

Cricketer. Born Robert Abel at 18 Commercial Street, RotherhitheHe was the first England player to "carry his bat", i.e. opening the batting and remaining not out at the end of an innings, and the first player to score 2000 runs in consecutive seasons. In spite of serious vision problems he continued playing, but eventually became completely blind. Died at his home, 43 Handforth Road, Stockwell. 

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Bobby Abel

Bobby Abel, "The Guv'nor", 1857 - 1936, one of England's finest ever crickete...

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