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Full name  John Garbutt Askew
1928–1931  Durham
Nickname  Jack
Name  John Askew
Batting style  Right-handed
Role  Film Score Composer
1931  Cambridge University

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Born  2 September 1908 (1908-09-02) Gateshead, County Durham, England
Died  31 August 1942(1942-08-31) (aged 33) Stannington, Northumberland, England
Albums  Trance Pioneers 007, Discover 40, Lower the Tone
Music director  Terms and Conditions May Apply, Redwood Highway, When Giants Fall
Similar  John O'Callaghan, Sean Tyas, Simon Patterson, Senadee, Peter Plaznik

John Garbutt Askew (2 September 1908 – 31 August 1942) was an English rugby player and cricketer. In rugby, Askew played as a fullback, while in cricket he played as a right-handed batsman. He was born at Gateshead, County Durham.

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Askew was educated at Durham School. He made his debut in county cricket for Durham against Northumberland in the 1928 Minor Counties Championship. He played Minor counties cricket for Durham from 1928 to 1931, making eight appearances. He later attended Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he made two first-class appearances for Cambridge University Cricket Club in 1931, against Sussex and the touring New Zealanders. He scored a total of 30 runs at an average of 7.50 in his two appearances, with a high score of 11.

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In rugby union, Askew played club rugby for Durham City from 1925–31, Durham County from 1926–31, and Cambridge University from 1929–1931. He also appeared for the Barbarians. Askew was capped by England three times, playing in the 1930 Five Nations Championship against Wales, Ireland and France.

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In 1932, he was serving in the Colonial Service in Nyasaland, but was invalided home. He was also a member of the Durham Light Infantry, in which he held the rank of second lieutenant. Between 1933 and 1937, he was in business with his father, while in 1937 he went to South Africa, where he spent a year farming. In 1939, he had returned to England and was in business in Newcastle. He died at Stannington, Northumberland, on 31 August 1942.

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