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Has anyone captained England at both football and cricket?

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2010-11-29 23:50:07

No one has ever captained England at both professional

sports.

Reginald ("Tip") Erskine Foster the only man ever to have

captained England at both her national sports. He played 5 football

internationals for England between 1900 and 1902 and captained

England against Wales, with 10 professionals under him in 1902. He

captained the England cricket team in 3 Test against south Africa

in 1907. His 287 in his debut Test at Sydney in the 1903-04 Tour

remains, in 2010, the highest Test score by an Englishman in

Australia. He scored a series aggregate of 486 on that Tour, at the

age of 25. Business pressure prevented him playing more than he

did, and he died from diabetes, before insulin was discovered, at

the age of 36, He was one of 7 brothers all of whom played cricket

for Worcestershire.


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