Eric Dixon (cricketer)

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Eric John Hopkins Dixon was an English cricketer active from 1936 to 1939 who played for Oxford University and Northamptonshire (Northants). He was born in Horbury, Yorkshire, on 22 September 1915, educated at St Edward's School, Oxford, and Christ Church, Oxford, and died 20 April 1941 on active service in World War II when flying from HMS Formidable off the coast of Tripoli, Libya.[1] He received a posthumous mention in despatches.[2] He appeared in 49 first-class cricket matches as a right-handed batsman who scored 2,356 runs with a highest score of 123, one of two centuries.[3]