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Air Vice Marshal Charles Hubert Boulby Blount CB OBE MC was a right-hand bat and right arm slow bowler he made ten first class appearances and served in the RAF he Died 23 October 1940, aged 46. He was also Great Uncle of singer James Blunt.<br />
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The tragic stories of the 10 test players and 130 first class cricketers who lost their lives in the Second World War are told in a fascinating new book.<br />
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The outbreak of the war prompted cricketers to swap their whites for uniform and pitch up at the various battlegrounds of the conflict to do their duty.<br />
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Many cricketers excelled themselves in combat - distinguishing themselves with their bravery and their intelligence.<br />
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In The Coming Storm, screenwriter Nigel McCrery reveals each man's career details, including cricketing statistics and the circumstances of death.