Robert Poore was born in Dublin in 1866. He served in the Boer War before the 7th went out to South Africa, in the Rhodesia Police and later he was CO of the Bushman's Brigade. In the Rhodesian campaign of 1896-7 he served with the 7th in their arduous patrols to combat the Matabele and Mashona risings. He achieved more fame, however, as a sportsman, excelling in polo, tennis, shooting and swordmanship. But it was as an international cricketer that he achieved his greatest fame and he reached prodigious scores as a batsman, his record finally being beaten by Don Bradman.
1866 born on 20th Mar
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