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Peter Cobb was at Lord’s in 1963 to see late-blooming recognition for Hampshire’s great seamer Derek Shackleton
Derek Shackleton bowling for Hampshire in 1965, when he led the country with 133 Championship wickets

Peter Cobb

Is in the Circle of Wine Writers. His family have been connected with Cockburn’s Port for more than 150 years. He worked for the company in London, then in Bristol after it was acquired by Harveys. He played cricket extensively for Wine Trade CC, and for Oporto CC after moving to Portugal in 1980

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