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John Symes

Full name: John Symes
Gender: Male
Born: January 11, 1879 in Crediton, Devon, Great Britain
Died: September 23, 1944 in Sandford, Devon, Great Britain
Affiliations: Devon & Somerset Wanderers, Castle Cary (GBR) / Crediton Cricket Club, Crediton (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Cricket

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


John Symes opened the batting in both innings in Paris and scored the modest total of 16 runs. However, he had the foresight to bring home a scorecard of the match, completed in his own handwriting, and this valuable historical document is the only detailed record of the unique Olympic cricket match.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 21 Paris Cricket Men's Cricket Devon and Somerset Wanderers GBR 1 Gold
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