Kings of Cricket; Reminiscences and Ancdotes with Hints on the Game

Kings of Cricket; Reminiscences and Ancdotes with Hints on the Game

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893* edition. Excerpt: ...matches for years. The last time I saw him was when JI played at.Malton, in 1885, at which time he looked the picture of health, and I was much surprised to hear of his death a few years later. I have times and often said that the best fast The County of York. 137 bowler I ever either saw or played against was. George Freeman, and have often been laughed at for saying so by people who never in their lives knew the right end of a bat; but I am delighted to find that Dr. W. G. Grace is of the same opinion as myself. If ever one bowler troubled me more than another that bowler was Freeman, and I have many times had the inside of my right leg black and blue where he has hit me time after time when it has been impossible to follow his break with the bat, so quickly did each ball come from the pitch. It has been a matter of regret by the cricketloving public that business has caused the absence of this splendid bowler from the cricket field on many occasions. At one time Freeman was also a very useful batsman. Yorkshire was now rich in bowling, Allan Hill being a fast right hand, straight as a line; and who that knew him will ever forget the renowned Tom Emmett? Tom was undoubtedly one of the best allround men of his day, for as a bowler he was always well in the front rank, and has many times got large scores with the bat. The last time I had the pleasure of playing with him was against the Australians, at Skegness, in 1886. One of the best batsmen this county ever had was Ephraim Lockwood. With a most stubborn defence he could always hit hard, especially on the off-side, his cutting being simply perfection. He was also at one time a good slow round-arm bowler. Yorkshire was fortunate in possessing for so many years such a wicket-keeper as George...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236528506
  • 9781236528506