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Name: JESSOPP, Neville Augustus

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Birth Date: 31.7.1898 Leasingham, Lincs.

Death Date: 13.7.1977 Claremont, Cape Province

First Date: 1920

Profession: Farmer

Area: 'Ka-lu-a Estate', Kitale, 1930 Kiminini partner with Tatham, 1922 Magogoni Estate

Married: In Johannesburg 22 Aug 1928 Grace Mary Reid b. 5.1.1897, d. 19.1.1970 Cape Town

Children: Neville Leverton (1932 Kitale-26.3.1943 Cape Town); Elizabeth Mary (8.2.1939 Stellenbosch)

Book Reference: Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Red 22

School: Harrow

General Information:

Red 22 - N.A. Jessopp, Magogoni Est., Chania Bridge
Gazette - 18/4/1933 - Dissolution of Partnership between Neville Augustus Jessop and George Lawrence Tatham carrying on business under the style of Ka-Lu-A Estate. Business to be carried on by Neville Augustus Jessop
Ancestry Passenger list 1925 travelled to Kenya with Miss Mary (28) and Miss Dorothy (31) Jessopp [his sisters]
Wikipedia Jessopp was born at Sleaford, Lincolnshire and was educated at Harrow School.[1] He left Harrow in 1916 and went straight into the British Army for service in the First World War, serving as a second lieutenant in the Royal Horse Guards.[2] He resigned his commission shortly after the war, on account of ill health.[3] He made two appearances in first-class cricket for the Marylebone Cricket Club in 1919, playing against the Australian Imperial Forces and Oxford University.[4] He took 7 wickets in these two matches with his left-arm fast-medium bowling, with best figures of 3 for 64.[5] In addition to playing first-class cricket, Jessopp also played minor counties cricket for Norfolk. He debuted before the war in 1914, before making five further appearances in the Minor Counties Championship in 1920.[6] He later emigrated to British East Africa, where he became a farmer.[1] He moved to South Africa later in life, where he died at Claremont, Cape Province.
Wisden JESSOPP, NEVILLE AUGUSTUS, who died on July 13, 1977, aged 78, was one of the great schoolboy bowlers. For Harrow at Lord's in 1914, when under 16, he created a sensation by taking three wickets in four balls, and in his last year, 1916, headed the bowling averages with 32 wickets at 8.28, including nine for 12 in the one-day match v Winchester. Not tall, but strongly built, he bowled fast-medium left-hand in-swingers, came fast off the pitch and had a good yorker. In 1919 he played two first-class matches for the MCC and at Oxford took six wickets. In 1920 he appeared a few times for Norfolk; then going to farm in British East Africa was lost to English cricket.

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