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John Symes

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John Symes (11 January 1879 – 23 September 1944) was a member of the gold medal winning Great Britain Olympic cricket team at the 1900 Olympic Games. Personal life Symes was born 11 January 1879 in Crediton, Devon. He was educated at Queen Elizabeth's School, Crediton and Blundell's School in Tiverton. He worked as a solicitor in Crediton and eventually took over his father's practice. He was also clerk to Creditor Urban District Council for more than forty years. He served in the First World War in the 6th Battalion Devonshire Regiment and was awarded the OBE in 1919 for his service. He died of a heart attack while out shooting on a local farm in Crediton on 23 September 1944, he was 65 Cricket career He was a keen cricketer and captained his local side, he also played for the Devon Dumplings. He represented the gold medal winning Great Britain cricket team at the 1900 Summer Olympics, the only time cric
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