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The Spin | Walter Gilbert, the shamed thief who shone in Canadian exile | Sport

Walter Gilbert (sixth left) is included in a lithographic portrait entitled “Famous English Cricketers, 1880”. Also pictured are James Lillywhite (left) and WG Grace (ninth left).

In October 1908 a most curious court case took place in Canada, in which someone called either Charles or Chris Mitchell, depending on which report you believe, found himself on trial for theft. “Mr Sparling, crown prosecutor, said that Mitchell is a sneak thief who not only stole $13 from …

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