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  • Adam Went
    replied to Happy Birthday To How Brown!
    Very belated birthday wishes to you, How. Hope you had a great day!

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  • Well, according to that scorecard, Montague got stumped by his own brother. Might've been a frosty time around the dinner table that evening!

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  • Hi Phil,

    Absolutely agreed, on both counts. By all accounts he was quite a competent cricketer and was also of course involved in the running of the club off the field. It'd be interesting to know what "locker room talk" there was about the Ripper case at the time.

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  • Hi Phil,

    There are. If you go to this page and scroll down a bit, you'll find links to a couple of scorecards from matches he played in 1888, including the September 8 match which was of course later on the same day Annie Chapman was murdered.

    https://www.espncricinfo.com/...
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  • Adam Went
    replied to JTR Forums 16th Anniversary
    Happy 16th to the forums! Jeez, I'd forgotten about the chat room. Now that is a while back....

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  • No problem, I'd be interested to hear how you get on with it! In the past I've found that the newspapers can be a great resource to go back to for these kinds of searches if you get stuck, it can just take some time to narrow down the searches if you don't have specific dates etc etc.

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  • Hi Allison,

    I'm not aware of anything specific but perhaps you could try searching newspaper databases for that time period? Quite often the sports section of local newspapers would contain at least reports about, if not entire scorecards of such matches. Good luck!
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  • Adam Went
    replied to Druitt the cricket secretary
    These days of course "drop in" wickets are the go to, but that wouldn't have been the case in Druitt's time. Maintaining the wicket really would've been a full time job.

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  • As one of the original forums stalwarts How referenced earlier, I'm very saddened to read this news. I suppose in some ways it's a sign of the times and I personally haven't contributed as much recently as in the past or as I would've liked to have done. Still, after 16 years and thousands upon thousands...
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  • Adam Went
    replied to How JTR got to MJK
    I think it's important to take most witness statements with a large pinch of salt. Let's not forget that there were people who claimed to have seen Mary alive and well, hours after she had already been killed. This was also a well known slum, where unsavoury and odd characters would've been the norm....
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  • Adam Went
    replied to Jack the local.
    Hi San Fran,

    More so it's that Packer's known to have been fabricating his story, so I don't think we need pay any attention at all to his version of the type of headware Jack was sporting.

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  • Adam Went
    replied to Jack the local.
    Hi Trevor and San Fran,.

    One thing I do agree with Trevor on is that we shouldn't get too caught on witness descriptions because one, they are notoriously variable (see all the differences) and unreliable, and two, we can't actually say with absolutely certainty that the man they saw was...
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  • Adam Went
    replied to MyHeritage's "deepfake" tool
    People are having mixed responses to this, but I think it's fantastic. What a brilliant tool to be able to bring people to 'life' if only for a few seconds. I haven't got around to trying it with my own ancestors yet, but will do so. It's a technology which will surely only improve and become more accurate...
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  • Adam Went
    replied to Jack the local.
    Indeed, somebody familiar with the area might know the streets and how to get from A to B. But a local would better know the nuances of the area - what time and where the police patrols went, where the best places to seek out potential victims would be, etc etc. The Ripper clearly knew the latter in...
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  • Adam Went
    replied to Jack the local.
    Trevor, but would that not then imply in itself that he was at least somebody familiar with the area? Perhaps had lived or worked there even if he didn't in 1888? Commuting wasn't so easy then. Evidently he knew his areas, particularly if you consider the sequence of events on the night of the Double...
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