Thursday 28 September 2017 – Andrew Dawson

On Thursday 28th September 2017 (7.45pm) our guest speaker will be Andrew Dawson who is writing a biography of David Walker.

Walker played for the county from 1931 – 1939, topping the averages on seven occasions. In those nine seasons he was often only available for a few games because of studies and work commitments but scored almost 4,000 runs in Championship games – including thirteen centuries and two double centuries – with the astonishing average of 63.44.

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David Walker at Lakenham cricket ground in 1931

David Walker was arguably the best batsman of the 1930s never to play full-time in the First Class game with legendary Norfolk, Middlesex and England cricketer Bill Edrich going as far to say that “With the possible exception of Donald Bradman, David Walker was probably the best batsman in the world!”

Tragically, David died in February 1942 when the RAF bomber plane he was flying in was shot down off the Norwegian coast.

Hope you can join us for Andrew’s talk which promises to be a fascinating insight into the life and career of a Norfolk cricketing legend.

 

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