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*Lord Hawke,Yorks, Eng (1881-1911) Hand written letter of interest signed by Martin Bladen Hawke - Noted for his captaincy of Yorkshire CC 1883 to 1910, winning the County Championship 8 times. He did much to eradicate the "drink problem"improving......

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Lord Hawke, Hand written letter of interest
especially noted for his captaincy of Yorkshire County Cricket Club from 1883 to 1910, the team winning the County Championship eight times under his leadership. He did much to advance the cause and welfare of professional players in Yorkshire

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Lord Hawke, Hand written letter of interest

Hawke's task was not only to eradicate the drink problem Yorkshire CC but also, in Birley's view, "to unite the club's geographical and social factions

Full name Martin Bladen Hawke (Lord Hawke)

Born August 16, 1860, Willingham Rectory, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

Died October 10, 1938, West End, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland (aged 78 years 55 days)

Major teams England, Cambridge University, Yorkshire

Also known as succeeded as 7th Baron Hawke in 1887

Batting style Right-hand bat