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Abrahams, Charlie
1975
Member of England loch-style fly fishing team (2016-2017)

Ahmed, Sameh
1993
Football blue at Cambridge (1997-1998).

Alexander, Conel Hugh O'Donel
1928
The strongest British chess player of the inter-war period - British junior champion 1926 while still at School, British Champion 1938; one of the "Codebreakers" at Bletchley Park during the Second World War; eventually head of cryptanalysis, GCHQ Cheltenham; chess columnist.

Assinder, Eric Walter
1905
England rugby international (2 caps in 1908 -1909).

Bache, Harold Godfrey
1908
Cambridge Blues for association football (captain), hockey and tennis (and could easily have won a cricket blue - scored a century in the freshmen's trial match in 1909, and another in the seniors' match in 1910). Captain of cricket and fives at KES, and holder of the record for the highest score - 179 v Reading in 1906. Played association football for the Corinthians, and for West Bromwich Albion (as an amateur), and won seven amateur international caps for England between 1910 and 1913, scoring seven goals v France at Ipswich 1910; played cricket for Worcestershire 1907-1910 (debut 1907 while still at School). Killed at Ypres in World War I in 1916, commemorated by the Bache Memorial Cup, awarded to the outstanding school sportsman every year since 1920.

Backhouse, Oliver
1991
Tennis blue at Oxford 1993-1995 (captain 1994).

Banerjee, Vikram
2002
Cricket blue at Cambridge 2006, made debut for Gloucestershire 2006.

Bellingham, G H
19th c
Represented England at chess against USA in 1898

Benjamin, Miles
2006
Rugby footballer for Leicester, has played for England Saxons and also represented England at U19 and U20 level.

Birch, Douglas
1904
Played hockey (goalkeeper) for England 1913

Booth, Simon
1985
Tennis blue at Oxford 1988-1989.

Campbell, A J Gordon
1953
Eight times winner of the All England Eton Fives Championship in partnership with Tony Hughes (1956)

Davison, G S
1911
Son of Charles Davison, maths master at KES; winner of the Isle of Man TT Race 1922, and of the French and Belgian Grands Prix in the same year.

Docker, Ludford Charles
1870s
B 1860, played cricket for Derbyshire and Warwickshire, toured Australia with A Shrewsbury's XI 1887-88.

Ewers, W A
1971
Blue for Athletics, Oxford (1973).

Freeman, Andrew T M
1970
Swam for Great Britain Juniors against Holland and Germany (1969); broke the Great Britain Junior hundred yards swimming record (1969); Cambridge blue for swimming (1973).

Garmston, Bradley
2012
Professional association footballer for West Bromwich Albion; six under-19 international caps for Ireland.

Grierson, Robert
1985
Tennis blue at Cambridge (1989-1992).

Grimley, Christopher
1985
Basketball Player of the Year in the State of California (1985-1986).

Harrison, H C
1907
England rugby international (1 cap in 1909, and a further 3 caps in 1914); soldier in World War I and subsequently, ultimately Colonel; DSO, CB

Heath, Steven D
1985
Blue for cricket at Cambridge 1988

Higgins, Harry Leslie (‘Laddie')
1912
Played cricket for Worcestershire, 1920-25, appeared for Gentlemen v Players at the Oval 1922; Headmaster, of a Millfield preparatory school at Glastonbury for 18 years.

Hill, John Ernest
1883?
Scorer of first first-class century for Warwickshire.

Hockley, Nick
1993
Spent 6 years on the Organising Committee for the 2012 London Olympic Games; subsequently General Manager Communication and Marketing for the ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand 2015

Hodgskin-Brown, John K
1944
Represented England at swimming, narrowly missed selection for Helsinki Olympics.

Hughes, Tony
1956
Nine times winner of the All England Eton Fives Championship, on eight occasions partnered by Gordon Campbell (1953).

Jackson, Peter Barrie
1947
England rugby international (20 caps between 1956 and 1963), toured Australia, New Zealand and Canada with the British Lions in 1959.

Jones, Roderick Granville John
1966
Played rugby for Sierra Leone v Liberia (1975?).

Lobb, Bryan
1949
Played cricket for Somerset, 1955-58, 1963-69.

Madden, Matthias
2017
Captain of Great Britain Under-19 Water Polo team 2018

Marshall, John Hannath
1855
Blue for cricket at Cambridge (1859); Second Master, King Edward VI School Bury; Curate at Great Barton, Bury and elsewhere; died of consumption in New Zealand.

Marshall, Joseph William
1854
Blue for cricket at Cambridge (1855-1857); Vicar of St John's Blackheath (1874-1909), Honorary Canon of Rochester and Southwark.

Martin, Neil F C
1987
Blues at Oxford for rugby (1993) and Cricket (1994).

Metcalfe, Ian
1977
Cambridge rugby blue (1979); toured New Zealand with an England XV in 1985, and played for the Barbarians; Rugby Football Union Director; Chair of the Union's Professional Game Board 5th April 2011.

Miles, Anthony John
1973
Represented England at Chess in 1973 at age 18; World Junior Chess Champion in 1974; first British Grandmaster (1976), defeated Anatoly Karpov, reigning world champion, in 1980.

Morgan, Chris
1963
Represented Wales (1974-76) and Warwickshire (1974-82) at squash; won national open squash championships, Botswana Open (1979 and 1980), Swaziland Open (1980) and Malawi Open (1991).

Newcombe, Oliver
2000
Played water-polo for Wales in Commonwealth Games in Melbourne (2006).

Oughtred, B
1898
England rugby international (6 caps between 1901 and 1903), captain (1903).

Powell, Michael H
1963
Half blue for Athletics, Oxford (1965)

Reasbeck, Robin C
Half Blue for Water Polo, Cambridge (1973)

Scoffham, R Brian
1942
Chief Judge of World Water Ski Championship, Florida, 1989 - the only Briton ever to achieve this honour.

Singh, Anirudh
2002
Cambridge Cricket blue 2003; brother of Anurag Singh (1994).

Singh, Anurag
1994
Cambridge cricket blue 1996-1998 (captain 1997-1998); first class cricketer for Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Nottinghamshire.

Smith, Alan Christopher
1955
Oxford cricket blue 1958-1960 (captain 1959-1960); first class cricketer for Warwickshire, becoming county captain 1968-1974; MCC tourist in Australia and New Zealand (1962-63) where he played in 6 Tests; Secretary of Warwickshire CCC (1976-1986) and Chief Executive of the TCCB (1987- ); Test Selector (1973- ); Manager of England in West Indies 1980-81, England in New Zealand and Pakistan 1984.

de Vos, Neils
1985
Chief Executive of UK Athletics (2007-); Executive Board Member of British Olympic Association, heavily involved in planning for the 2012 London Olympics; Chair of Birmingham St Mary's Hospice (1917-)

Wagh, Mark Anant
1995
Oxford cricket blue 1996-1998 (captain 1997); first class cricketer for Warwickshire 1997-2006, Nottinghamshire 2007- ; scored 315 v Middlesex at Lords in 2001.

Whatley, Ian
1977
Represented British Universities in Cross-Country running; capped five times for the USA in Athletics; won a silver team medal in the Pan-Am Cup 1996; awarded 12 patents on sports footwear inventions.

Wheatley, Oswald Stephen (‘Ossie')
1953
Cambridge cricket blue (1957-1958); capped for Warwickshire CCC and Glamorgan CCC; captain of Glamorgan and subsequently President; Chairman of the Cricket Committee of the TCCB (1986- ); Test Selector (1973- ).

ADVENTURERS

Grenfell, George
1860s
'Grenfell of the Congo', exploring and evangelising Central Africa after the manner of David Livingstone.

Herrod, Bruce
1976
Reached the summit of Mount Everest in 1996, but sadly died without returning.

Hills, Denis Cecil
1932
At the end of the Second World War his Scarlet Pimpernel activities preserved many Poles from certain execution if returned to their homeland; author of an authoritative book on Turkey; Lecturer at Makerere University, Uganda (1963- ); condemned to death by Idi Amin in 1975, as a result of statements in his book, The White Pumpkin, about the situation in Uganda; released on the personal intervention of the Prime Minister, James Callaghan. 

Potts, William Henry
1924
Signed on as deckhand on ship sailing to Australia to take part in the grain race, sailed on yacht across Indian Ocean to India, walked across Tibet, living with wild nomads.

Terry, Michael
1915
Made first motor journey across northern Australia from Winton, Queensland to Broome, Western Australia, followed by further exploration in remote parts of Australia. Became an authority on the aborigines and their culture.