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Did you know that Uppingham School has the largest school playing fields in the UK? Among those to grace those fields have been Jonathan Agnew , England fast bowler and BBC cricket correspondent; his Leicestershire and international team-mate James Whitaker; inter-war England cricket captain Percy Chapman; and both Sir Donald and Sir Malcolm Campbell .

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