The following Shirburnians have represented their country in cricket, rugby football and soccer.

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CRICKET
England
A.W. Carr (School House 1907-1911)
England XI 1922-1929:
v. South Africa 1922-1923
v. Australia 1926 (captain)
v. South Africa 1929 (captain)

D.S. Sheppard (Lyon House 1932-1947) – THE ONLY ORDAINED MINISTER TO HAVE PLAYED TEST CRICKET!
England XI 1950-1963:
v. West Indies 1950
v. Australia 1950-1951
v. New Zealand 1951
v. India 1952
v. Pakistan 1954 (captain)
v. Australia 1956
v. West Indies 1957
v. Pakistan 1962
v. Australia 1962-1963
v. New Zealand 1963

RUGBY FOOTBALL
England
H.T. Twynam (day boy 1865-1870)
England XV 1879-1884 (8 caps, 4 tries):
v. Ireland 1879 (1 try)
v. Ireland 1880
v. Wales 1881 (1 try)
v Ireland 1882
v. Ireland 1883 (1 try)
v. Wales 1884 (1 try)
v. Ireland 1884
v. Scotland 1884

R.T. Finch (day boy 1857-1921)
England XV 1880 (1 cap):
v. Scotland 1880

G.M. Carey (Abbeylands 1886-1891)
England XV 1895-1896 (5 caps, 1 try):
v. Wales 1895 (1 try)
v. Ireland 1895
v. Scotland 1895
v. Wales 1896
v. Ireland 1896

C.F. Stanger-Leathes (Harper House 1893-1899)
England XV 1905(1 cap):
v. Ireland 1905
Great Britain XV 1904 (1 cap):
v. Australia 1904

D.F. Smith (Abbey House 1906-1908)
England XV 1910 (2 caps):
v. Wales 1910
v. Ireland 1910
Great Britain 1910 (3 caps):
v. South Africa 6 August 1910
v. South Africa 27 August 1910
v. South Africa 3 September 1910

T.G. Devitt (School House 1916-1922)
England XV 1926-1928 (4 caps):
v. Ireland 1926
v. France 1926
v. Australia 1928
v. Wales 1928

W.E. Tucker (Abbey House 1919-1922)
England XV 1926-1930 (3 caps):
v. Ireland 1926
v. Wales 1930
v. Ireland 1930

J.A. Tallent (The Green 1924-1929)
England XV 1931-1935 (5 caps, 3 tries):
v. Scotland 1931 (2 tries)
v. France 1931 (1 try)
v. South Africa 1932
v. Wales 1932
v. Ireland 1935

P.L. Candler (Abbey House 1927-1932)
England XV 1935-1938 (10 caps, 2 tries):
v. Wales 1935
v. New Zealand 1936
v. Wales 1936
v. Ireland 1936
v. Scotland 1936 (1 try)
v. Wales 1937
v. Ireland 1937
v. Scotland 1937
v. Wales 1938 (1 try)
v. Scotland 1938

G.C. Rittson-Thomas (Westcott House 1940-1945)
England XV 1951 (3 caps, 1 try):
v. Wales 1951 (1 try)
v. Ireland 1951
v. France 1951

C.M. Payne (Abbeylands 1951-1955)
England XV 1964-1966 (10 caps, 1 try):
v. Ireland 1964
v. France 1964
v. Scotland 1964
v. Ireland 1965
v. France 1965 (1 try)
v. Scotland 1965
v. Wales 1966
v. Ireland 1966
v. France 1966
v. Scotland 1966

N.J.J. Greenstock (The Green 1987-1992)
England XV 1997 (4 caps, 2 tries):
v. Argentina 1997 (1 try)
v. Argentina 1997
v. Australia 1997
v. South Africa 1997 (1 try)

Ireland
J.B.W. Buchanan (Abbey House 1877-1879)
Ireland XV 1882-1884 (3 caps):
v. Scotland 1882
v. England 1884
v. Scotland 1884

Scotland
R.C.S. Dick (School House 1927-1931) – THE MOST-CAPPED OLD SHIRBURNIAN! 
Scotland XV 1934-1938 (14 caps, 6 tries):
v. Wales 1934
v. Ireland 1934 (2 tries)
v. England 1934
v. Wales 1935
v. Ireland 1935
v. England 1935
v. New Zealand 1935 (1 try)
v. Wales 1936
v. Ireland 1936
v. England 1936
v. Wales 1937 (2 tries)
v. Wales 1938
v. England 1938 (1 try)

N.M. Campbell (Abbey House 1943-1947)
Scotland XV 1956 (2 caps):
v. France 1956
v. Wales 1956

W.R.A. Watherston (Westcott House 1952-1957)
Scotland XV 1963 (3 caps):
v. France 1963
v. Wales 1963
v. Ireland 1963

Wales
T.A. Rees (Abbey House 1874-1876)
Wales XV 1881 (1 cap):
v. England 1881

L. Watkins (Abbey House 1871-1878)
Wales XV 1881 (1 cap):
v. England 1881

H.C. Vincent (Price’s 1876-1877)
Wales XV 1882 (1 cap):
v. Ireland 1882

W.F. Evans (Harper House 1873-1876)
Wales XV 1882-1883 (2 caps, 1 try):
v. Ireland 1882 (1 try)
v. Scotland 1883

SOCCER
England
John Bain (Foundationer/day boy 1864-1866) – THE FIRST SCOTTISH-BORN PLAYER TO REPRESENT ENGLAND!
England XI 1877 ( 1 cap):
v. Scotland 1877.
FA Cup finalist 1877:
v. Wanderers F.C.

 

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