South Yorkshire Times, August 13, 1949
Cricketing at Tripoli
Cricketing at Tripoli is 19 years- old L/Cpl. Howard Durant, third son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Durant, 1 Leslie Ave., Conisbro’.
Howard, who was drafted to Tripoli in May, after joining the Forces in Jan u ary, hit the headlines a fortnight ago when he scored 42 and took four for 10 in a No. 1 Infantry Division inter-unit game between the Provost Company and R.E.M.E. Workshops.
Howard, a member of the Corps of Military police, played cricket for Denby and Conisbrough youth, and is also a footballer.