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Name  Antony Hignell

Antony Francis Hignell (6 July 1928 – 23 October 2015) was an English cricketer and javelin thrower. He was a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-pace bowler who played for Gloucestershire. He was born in Kroonstad.

Hignell made a single first-class appearance for the team, during the 1947 season, against Cambridge University. He scored 7 runs in the only innings in which he batted, and conceded 48 runs with the ball in 18 overs.

Hignell played for Gloucestershire Second XI in the Minor Counties Championship during the 1948 season.

In 1949 he was AAA champion in the javelin event, and in 1950 he placed fourth at the British Empire Games in Auckland

He was the father of Alastair Hignell, who played cricket for Cambridge University and Gloucestershire and rugby union for England, Cambridge University and Bristol.

Hignell died on 23 October 2015 at the age of 87.

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