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Memories of Hestercombe
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In view of England's recent success at the Ashes, it seems timely to revisit the glory days of yet another great cricketing institution, the Hestercombe Cricket Club (est. 1892). With the generous patronage of the Honble E. W. B. ('Teddy') Portman (1856-1911) -- and possibly some unofficial coaching from his talented cricketer friend, the famous Somerset batsman, Lionel Charles Hamiltion Palairet (1870-1933) -- this was a club to be reckoned with in Edwardian England.
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