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Old 05-23-2017, 03:17 PM
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Carr's Dictionary of Extraordinary Cricketers

I just found a copy of this book.

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Mr H. Bagshawe, d. 1902, asked that his umpire's coat, containing six pebbles, should be his shroud.
It's the smallest book I've ever held.

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Max Beerbohm, b. 1872, a much admired Edwardian writer who subscrived a shilling to W. G. Grace's Testimonial 'not in support of cricket but as an earnest protest against golf.'
It's smaller than a sheet of toilet paper, and barely thicker.

Quote:
Richard Daft, Notts, b. 1831, was the last practitioner of the underleg stroke and the art died with him.
Just a few pages of bizarrery.

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C. B. Fry, Hants., b 1872, held the world's long-jump record, played in an F. A. Cup Final, headed the England batting averages in 6 seasons and was a notable classical scholar. At the Treaty of Versailles it was sensibly proposed that he be crowned King of Albania, a blessing denied that unhappy land which, instead, inherited a family called Zog and, later, went Maoist.
It's a very old game.

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Horace, c.1890, a horse of such exquisite sensibility that, when Fred Morley, the invariable Notts last man, left the Trent Bridge pavilion, it sidled unobtrusively toward the roller.
 

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