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Right hand bat and wicket keeper Major Robin Evelyn Whetherly played in eleven first class matches, he served in the Royal Armoured Corps
1st King’s Dragoon Guards and died 27 November 1943, aged 27.
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.