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Old October 9, 2003, 06:04 AM
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Old October 9, 2003, 08:29 AM
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just out of curiosity... why wasn't W.G. Grace knighted?
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Old October 9, 2003, 08:39 AM
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I would guess two reasons :

It wasn't the practice in those days to give knigthood to a mere sportsman. If you look at that list, till Bradman, there weren't any who were knighted for playing ability alone. I don't know about other sports, but in football too it was in the 1950s that a player was knighted.

WG Grace was a commoner, and the class differences were given a lot of weight in those days. Going by the cricketing defintion WG was a 'gentleman', but he was from the middle class. All the knights before Hobbs were aristocrats.

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Old October 9, 2003, 08:46 AM
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