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Peter Blagg
Born (1918-09-11)11 September 1918
Basford, Nottinghamshire, England
Died 18 March 1943(1943-03-18) (aged 24)
Donbaik, Burma

Peter Henry Blagg (born 11 September 1918 in Basford, Nottinghamshire, died 18 March 1943, near Donbaik, Burma) was a first-class cricketer and soldier.

Blagg was educated at Shrewsbury School, where he played in the First XI from 1935 to 1937.[1] He went up to Oxford University, where after his exams in 1939 he replaced Manning Clark as wicket-keeper in the university team,[2] playing the remaining ten matches of the season and gaining his Blue.

He made a number of stumpings off the Oxford spin bowlers. In the match against Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) he stumped three off the leg-spin of Algernon Marsham, including Denis Compton.[3] He batted low in the order, with a highest score of 28 not out against Somerset.[4] His last first-class match was the victory over Cambridge University.[5]

He was also awarded a Blue for football in 1939.[6]

In World War II he served as a lieutenant in the Royal Welch Fusiliers. He died in action in Burma in March 1943, and is buried at the Rangoon Memorial.[7]


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