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Ashley William Edgell Winlaw

Death: 1988 (73-74)
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Son of George Preston Kelsall Winlaw and Minnie Ashley
Brother of Roger Winlaw

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About Ashley Winlaw

Ashley William Edgell Winlaw OBE (8 February 1914 – 13 February 1988) was an English cricketer, later a schoolteacher.

Early life

Winlaw was born at Sydenham, London, and educated at Winchester College and St John's College, Cambridge.


Winlaw was a right-handed batsman and occasional wicket-keeper, who played the majority of his cricket in minor counties cricket, though he did make one appearance in first-class cricket.

He made his debut in minor counties cricket for Bedfordshire against Buckinghamshire in the 1935 Minor Counties Championship. He played minor counties cricket for Bedfordshire from 1935 to 1939, making thirty appearances. It was in 1936 he made his debut in first-class cricket, having been selected for a combined Minor Counties cricket team against the touring Indians at Lord's. In a match which the Indians won by an innings and 74 runs, Winlaw scored 13 runs in the Minor Counties first-innings before he was dismissed by Amar Singh, while in their second-innings he was dismissed for a duck by Mohammad Nissar.

His brother Roger Winlaw was also a first-class cricketer.


Winlaw taught at Aldenham School and Shrewsbury School, then served during World War II in the Intelligence Corps. After the war he taught at several schools in various countries. For his service as headmaster of the Government Cadet College at Hasan Abdal, Pakistan, he was appointed OBE.

Winlaw died at Portsmouth, Hampshire, on 13 February 1988.

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Age 74