Full name Cecil William Boyle
Born March 16, 1853, St Georges H, London
Died April 5, 1900, Boshof (aged 47 years 20 days)
Major teams England
|Only Test||Scotland v England at Glasgow, Mar 3, 1873 match details|
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Cecil Boyle, who died while on service in the Boer War, played for England against Scotland in Glasgow in 1871. "The greasy nature of the ground caused the English captain to direct his men to have bars of leather affixed to the soles of their boots. Freeman and Boyle, who with Finney were considered the most
dangerous men on the side, reported, when the cobbler had done his work, that they were each minus a boot. Several of the team proceeded to ransack the cobbler's shop, but without success, and it was not until after the match in which Boyle played with a dress boot on his left foot that the canny tradesman produced the missing articles." He also played cricket for Oxford University in 1873 as a fast round-arm bowler, winning his Blue in that season after taking 7 for 58 against the MCC on his first-class debut.