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Lieutenant Geoffrey Bevington Legge was ‘The first test cricketer to be killed in the war’, he made 147 first class appearances and served in the Royal Naval Air Service he died 21 November 1940, aged 37.
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.
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.
Many cricketers excelled themselves in combat - distinguishing themselves with their bravery and their intelligence.
In The Coming Storm, screenwriter Nigel McCrery reveals each man's career details, including cricketing statistics and the circumstances of death.