Cricketana: Tales of Cricket 1743-1864


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This remarkable book of cricket was first published over 100 years ago in 1865, and gives miscellaneous reflections, historical and contemporary, on cricket down to 1864. Compiled from a series of papers contributed to 'London Society' in 1863 and 1864. It gives "Notes on Modern Cricket, 1863" although matches of 1743 are also mentioned. The benefits of underarm bowling are discussed, and overarm bowling almost dismissed - 'with true bowling, the ball can go no faster than the hand is going at the moment the ball quits it'. ...

Cricketana: Tales of Cricket 1743-1864 2010, Tyre Industry Publications Ltd, Clacton On Sea

ISBN-13: 9780905872049