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[WHEELER, C.A.].
SPORTASCRAPIANA. CRICKET AND SHOOTING... BY CELEBRATED SPORTSMEN.
London, 1867.
Small 8vo. 328pp. Original pictorial cloth, covers soiled, spine worn.
Reminiscences of E.H. Budd, with tales of 'Squire' Osbaldeston and Lord Frederick Beauclerk, who, with William Ward, were the four outstanding cricketers of the M.C.C. in the early 19th century. This was selected by C.J. Britton in his 1929 publication Cricket Books. The 100 Best: 'Scarce.' Altham, History of Cricket, 1926: 'A fascinating book of general sporting interest, centring round E.H. Budd and "Squire" Osbaldeston.' Padwick, 897.
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[WHIMPRESS, Bernard].
HUGHIE'S BEST NEVER ASHES SERIES 1940-41, 1942. BY SCRIBE.
Kent Town (South Australia), 2004
8vo. 8pp. Original printed wrappers.
LIMITED EDITION of 100 numbered copies, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Satirical pen-pictures of possible selections for the 1940-41 and 1942 Test series.
[ref: 35623]  £8.00  enquire  buy
[WOLCOT, John].
THE NOBLE CRICKETERS: A POETICAL AND FAMILIAR EPISTLE. WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND NOTES BY JOHN GOULSTONE.
Ewell, 2010.
Small 4to. xxxi+[4]+22pp. Frontispiece. Original cloth in dust-wrapper.
LIMITED EDITION of 100 numbered copies, SIGNED BY JOHN GOULSTONE. A facsimile reprint of the book first published in 1778. With a new introduction and notes by John Goulstone, who has traced the author of this poem. A scathing attack aimed at the Duke of Dorset and the Earl of Tankerville, accusing them of spending too much time playing cricket while Britain was fighting the American War of Independence: '...Far from the cannon's roar, they try at cricket, stead their country to secure a wicket.' See Padwick 6888.
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[WOLCOT, John].
THE RIGHTS OF KINGS; OR LOYAL ODES TO DISLOYAL ACADEMICIANS. BY PETER PINDAR.
London, Printed for J. Evans, 1791.
4to, [i])+70pp. Rebound in boards.
Cricket, page 14, with reference to the 18th century cricketers John Small and Lumpy Stevens. Not recorded by Padwick.
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