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Major Maurice Joseph Lawson Turnbullplayed in nine tests for England and 388 first class matches, he served in the First Battalion Welsh Guards and died 5 August 1944, aged 38.<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.