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Right arm fast bowler and batter Pilot Officer Kenneth Farnes played in fifteen tests and 168 first class matches, he was a RAF Volunteer Reserve and died 20 October 1941, aged 30.
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.