Forty seasons of first class cricket

Forty seasons of first class cricket

being the autobiography and reminiscences of Richard Gorton Barlow, the ex-professional Lancashire and international cricketer, during 40 consecutive seasons of first-class cricket, playing and umpiring: together with many curious and ...

Author: Richard Gorton Barlow

Publisher:

ISBN: 1535804815

Category: Cricket

Page: 255

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being the autobiography and reminiscences of Richard Gorton Barlow, the ex-professional Lancashire and international cricketer, during 40 consecutive seasons of first-class cricket, playing and umpiring: together with many curious and interesting anecdotes incidental to cricket and valuable advice to youg cricketers on all points of the game: with forty-four full-page illustrations and over 300 autographs of county cricketers c. 1908
Categories: Cricket

All in a Day s Cricket

All in a Day s Cricket

Seasons. of. FirstClass. Cricket. R. G. BARLOW R. G. Barlow was a famously obdurate batsman and effective bowler for England and Lancashire for several decades from the 1870s. In this extract from Forty Seasons of FirstClass Cricket ...

Author: Brian Levison

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780339061

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 464

View: 856

This selection of the very best, and most intriguing, writing on cricket, drawn from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day, adopts a fresh approach. It is arranged around the theme of the many things that must happen simply for a day's play to happen - from creating a clearing in a Malaysian jungle to getting to the ground - so includes, alongside writing by players both great and unknown, the perspectives of spectators, umpires, scorers and other unsung heroes of the game. There are contributions from John Arlott, Neville Cardus, C. L. R. James and E. V. Lucas; Marcus Trescothick writes on his introduction to cricket aged three; Angus Fraser on meeting Nelson Mandela; Phil Tufnell on being shanghaied into getting a haircut by Mike Gatting; and Rachael Heyhoe Flint on being the first woman to step onto the Lord's ground as a player. But it is the cricket itself and the outstanding players and their achievements that remain the focus - the greats of the recent and distant past involved in some of their most famous exploits. From 'disgraceful scenes at Lord's', described by Irish writer Robert Lynd, to North America, which W. G. Grace toured in 1872, and from a match played on ice to the tropical islands of Fiji and Samoa, this is a collection that does full justice to the extraordinary breadth, diversity and enduring fascination of the greatest game in the world.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Sporting Ancestors

Sporting Ancestors

... Forty Seasons of First Class Cricket (Manchester, 1908/reprint 2002). Birley, Derek, The Willow Wand: Some Cricket Myths Explored (London, 1987) – a fine work dealing with the nature of amateur and professional in cricket.

Author: Keith Gregson

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752477626

Category: Reference

Page: 128

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Sport, in its many forms, is an important part of British heritage and our family histories are littered with amateur and professional sporting references. As people moved from country to town, sport became fashionable and organised, and our ancestors left us with records of their sporting deeds. Newspaper reports, minute books, club histories, team photographs and even cartoons are all available to the family historian. Discover which sports were played when, where and why. Read example case studies, find out how to begin your own research and learn what resources are available to help you progress. From Victorian prizefighters to Edwardian ladies’ archery, from inter-war football teams to the shin-kicking contests of the Cotswold Olimpicks – Sporting Ancestors is the essential guide for those wanting to explore what part sport has played in their national and family history.
Categories: Reference

Leisure and Class in Victorian England

Leisure and Class in Victorian England

Professionals, 'SR', 14 July 1883; R.G.Barlow, 'Forty Seasons of First Class Cricket' (Manchester, 1908), p.2; O.F.Christie, 'The Transition from Aristocracy, 1832-67' (1927), p.115. CHAPTER 7 RATIONAL RECREATION AND THE ENTERTAINMENT 1 ...

Author: Peter Bailey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317973614

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 954

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: History

Johnny Briggs Poor Johnny

Johnny Briggs  Poor Johnny

I have consulted the following books: Don Ambrose, Liverpool & District Cricketers 1882-1947, 2002 (ACS Publication) Jean Barclay, A Caring Community, 1992 R.G.Barlow, Forty Seasons of First-Class Cricket, 1908, re-printed 2002 ...

Author: Stuart Brodkin

Publisher: Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians

ISBN: 9781905138487

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 109

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In an Edwardian era of cricketing giants like WG Grace and Archie MacLaren, little Johnny Briggs (1862-1902) stood tall despite his diminutive stature. He was one of Lancashire and England’s most popular and entertaining cricketers in an age when cricket was beginning to capture the public imagination with huge crowds turning out for the big games in the big cities of England and Australia. Briggs toured Australia on six occasions when travelling Down Under meant an arduous sea voyage and, in all, took part in eleven Ashes series. To this day, he remains the only cricketer to take a hat-trick and score a century in cricket’s oldest and most combative series of matches. A true working-class hero, Briggs played to the gallery, but was nevertheless a hard-working professional who took on a prodigious workload. He began as a match-winning batsman and became a world-class bowler and was always a dynamic fielder in his favourite position in the covers. But he suffered intermittently from epilepsy and the second of two major attacks suffered at a Leeds music hall on the evening of the first day of the Headingley Test against Australia finally cut short his life at the age of 39. He died in a lunatic asylum in a tragic and untimely end to a marvellous career.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

A N Hornby The Boss

A N  Hornby  The Boss

... Cricket with Grace, Unwin Hyman 1990 Philip Bailey, Philip Thorn, Peter Wynne-Thomas, Who's Who of Cricketers (revised and updated edition 1993), published in association with the ACS RG Barlow, Forty Seasons of First-Class Cricket, ...

Author: Stuart Brodkin

Publisher: Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians

ISBN: 9781908165275

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 122

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Albert Neilson Hornby (1847-1925) was a sporting legend, captaining England and Lancashire at cricket and England at rugby union. He was also a useful footballer, appearing for Blackburn Rovers, and was a keen boxer and hurdler. He regularly rode to hounds and was a decent shot. He went to Oxford University but lasted only a few weeks, preferring scorebooks to text books and neither did he fancy joining his father’s lucrative milling business, which was based in his home town of Blackburn. But academia and the commercial world’s losses were very much cricket’s gains and the man known as ‘Monkey’ for his diminutive size as a youngster and his hyper-active demeanour carved out one of the most durable careers in the game. For five decades he ruled the roost at Lancashire as player, captain, chairman and president – a long service record that will almost certainly never be replicated. In his heyday it was said that only the great W.G. Grace was his superior as a batsman and his captaincy skills were admired by friend and foe alike – even by the Australians! He was also a brilliant fielder. But he will probably be best remembered as the captain who lost to the Australians in the famous Oval Test of 1882; a defeat which gave birth to the Ashes. He also went down in cricketing folklore as one of the central figures in Francis Thompson’s poem ‘At Lord’s’. As a captain, he demanded the utmost loyalty from those who played under him and, in return, defended his players to the hilt, most notably when a number of Lancashire bowlers were accused of throwing. He was one of the central figures when a disputed umpiring decision led to the Sydney riot of 1879, and there were other occasions when he was not afraid to wade into a crowd of unruly spectators. Had he been alive today Hornby would have been the darling of the tabloids and in his lifetime in and around what was a Golden Age of cricket he was never far away from controversy and confrontation.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Shorter Wisden 2018

The Shorter Wisden 2018

The Best Writing from Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2018 Lawrence Booth ... In his autobiography, Forty Seasons of First-Class Cricket, he also mentioned a £20 purse that accompanied the cup, so he might have been intrigued to learn that, ...

Author: Lawrence Booth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472953582

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1584

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In essence, The Shorter Wisden is a glass of the finest champagne rather than the whole bottle. The contents remain authoritative, restorative, provocative – addictive, even – and wide-ranging. So readers can skip from the history of the hat-trick to an arresting account of cricketing mannerisms. Or, more soberly, move from the pros and cons of the new T20 league to the ugly thread of sexism running through the game. Add a startlingly original examination of the career of Jimmy Anderson and the influential Notes by the Editor, and there is vintage fare for all. A sparkling line-up includes Gideon Haigh, Tanya Aldred, Mike Selvey, Matthew Engel and Zafar Ansari. Every front-of-book article is here, fizzing with life and vim. You'll come back for more. "There can't really be any doubt about the cricket book of the year, any year: it's obviously Wisden" Andrew Baker in the Daily Telegraph @WisdenAlmanack
Categories: Sports & Recreation

British Sport a Bibliography to 2000

British Sport   a Bibliography to 2000

Richard Barlow (Cricket) 855 Barlow, R. G., Forty Seasons of First-Class Cricket (Manchester: John Heywood, 1908), 255pp. 856 Twigg, J. D., 'R. G. Barlow and the Stonewalling Tradition', Journal of the Cricket Society, 13, ...

Author: Richard Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135287771

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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Volume three of a bibliography documenting all that has been written in the English language on the history of sport and physical education in Britain. It lists all secondary source material including reference works, in a classified order to meet the needs of the sports historian.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

British Sport Biographical studies of British sportsmen sportswomen and animals

British Sport  Biographical studies of British sportsmen  sportswomen  and animals

Wally Barnes ( Association Football ) Richard Barlow ( Cricket ) 867 Barnes , W. , Captain of Wales ( London : Stanley Paul , 1953 ) , 208pp . 855 Barlow , R. G. , Forty Seasons of First - Class Cricket ( Manchester : John Heywood ...

Author: Richard William Cox

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0714652520

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 141

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Volume three of a bibliography documenting all that has been written in the English language on the history of sport and physical education in Britain. It lists all secondary source material including reference works, in a classified order to meet the needs of the sports historian.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Sport in Britain

Sport in Britain

Richard Barlow ( Cricket ) 5725 Barlow , R. G. , Forty Seasons of First - Class Cricket ( Manchester : John Heywood , 1908 ) , 255pp . 5726 Twigg , J. D. , ' R. G. Barlow and the Stonewalling Tradition ' , The Journal of the Cricket ...

Author: Richard William Cox

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719025923

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 285

View: 468

Categories: Sports & Recreation

Global Dilemmas

Global Dilemmas

A Full Account of [His] Arrest, Imprisonment, and Liberation Bail [and] Triumphant Election for the Borough of Bolton. Wortley, Leeds: J. Barker. Barlow, Richard Gorton. 1908. Forty Seasons of First-Class Cricket. London: John Heywood.

Author: Malcolm Hardman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781611479034

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 434

View: 603

Global Dilemmas documents the cultural debates of a key community of the British Empire from the 1840s to 1925. It completes the account of its printed legacy as pioneer of Reformation, Parliamentary Reform, and Industrial Revolution begun in A Kingdom in Two Parishes and continued in Classic Soil.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Peace and War

Peace and War

Cricketerslike the dazzling Surrey opening batsman J. B. ('Jack') Hobbs and Yorkshire's all-rounder Wilfred Rhodes ... first- class cricket for anextraordinary forty-four seasons,from 1865until1908, continuingto notch up first-class ...

Author: Nigel Jones

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 9781781852583

Category: History

Page: 224

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1914 dawned with Britain at peace, albeit troubled by faultlines within and threats without: Ireland trembled on the brink of civil war; suffragette agitation was assuming an ever more violent hue; and suspicions of Germany's ambitions bred a paranoia that was expressed in a rash of 'invasion scare' literature. Then when shots rang out in Sara-jevo on 28 June, they set in train a tumble of diplomatic dominos that led to Britain declaring war on Germany. Nigel Jones depicts every facet of a year that changed Britain for ever. From gun-running in Ulster to an attack by suffragettes on a Velasquez painting in the National Gallery; from the launch of HMHS Britannic to cricketer J.T. Hearne's 3000th first-class wicket; from the opening of London's first nightclub to the embarking for Belgium of the BEF, he traces the events of a momentous year from its benign domestic beginnings to its descent into the nightmare of European war. Please note: This ebook is hand-crafted. Well not quite, but it is certainly a cut above the rest; great care has been taken to make sure it is both beautiful and highly functional.
Categories: History

Bread Winner

Bread Winner

... Forty Seasons of First-class Cricket (Manchester, [1908]) Barnard, Hilda, A Life in Charing (Charing and District Local History Society, 1986) Barnes, Annie, Tough Annie: From Suffragette to Stepney Councillor (London, 1980) Barnes, ...

Author: Emma Griffin

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300252095

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 994

The overlooked story of how ordinary women and their husbands managed financially in the Victorian era – and why so many struggled despite increasing national prosperityNineteenth century Britain saw remarkable economic growth and a rise in real wages. But not everyone shared in the nation’s wealth. Unable to earn a sufficient income themselves, working-class women were reliant on the ‘breadwinner wage’ of their husbands. When income failed, or was denied or squandered by errant men, families could be plunged into desperate poverty from which there was no escape.Emma Griffin unlocks the homes of Victorian England to examine the lives – and finances – of the people who lived there. Drawing on over 600 working-class autobiographies, including more than 200 written by women, Bread Winner changes our understanding of daily life in Victorian Britain.
Categories: History

The emergence of footballing cultures

The emergence of footballing cultures

R. G. Barlow, Forty seasons of first-class cricket: being the autobiography and reminiscences of 62 63 64 65 Richard Gorton Barlow (Manchester: John Heywood Ltd., 1908), 45–46. Ibid., 46. 'The discoverer of Hyde Road', ...

Author: Gary James

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526114501

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 291

This study of Manchester football during the period 1840 to 1919, by leading sports historian Gary James, contextualises the sport’s emergence, development and establishment through to its position as the city’s leading team sport, and identifies the communities who developed football.
Categories: Social Science

A History of Cricket in 100 Objects

A History of Cricket in 100 Objects

A special scorecard was issued for the match, on the back of which was printed a list of Grace's achievements, including: l 54,896 runs scored and 2,876 wickets taken in forty-four seasons of first-class cricket (1865 to 1908). l On his ...

Author: Gavin Mortimer

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781847659590

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 401

Once the preserve of the English, now, for nations the world over, summertime means cricket bats to be oiled, rain forecasts analysed and tea in the pavilion. Cricket has enthralled us since the seventeenth century. But what is it about the game that provokes such fervour? Award-winning sports author Gavin Mortimer calls together a cast of salt-of-the-earth Yorkshiremen, American billionaires and dashing Indian princes to tell the strange and remarkable tale of cricket's journey from medieval village sport of 'club-ball' to the global media circus graced by superstars from Denis Compton to Sachin Tendulkar. If you've ever wanted to know what a hoop skirt has to do with overarm bowling, why England fight Australia over a burnt bail, or how to avoid tickling a jaffa in the corridor of uncertainty, Mortimer chalks up a stunning century of tales in the first truly accessible global history of cricket.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

English and British History in 100 Bite size Chunks

English and British History in 100 Bite size Chunks

Cricket was already well established. W.G. Grace became its greatest celebrity, playing first-class cricket for forty-four seasons, until 1908, and still recognised as one of its greatest ever players. He was a qualified doctor, ...

Author: Paul Hodson

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781838595401

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 901

Very often, history is thought of as that lesson we suffered through at school, made into boring facts and figures rather than the rich and interesting tales that actually comprise it. In English and British History in 100 Bite-size Chunks, history is enlivened and broken down into readable ‘chunks’ that anyone can read, and learn, at their leisure. Beginning at the beginning, with the physical formation of these lands, it ends where we are now, with our current lifestyle, government, society, beliefs, complexities, fears and hopes. It charts the development of England’s characteristics through the great and the good, and ordinary men and women; those who often get the glory and those who lived lives more hidden from history’s storytellers. It brings to life people, places, events and ideas; and successes and failures. This is not a story of England in splendid isolation but a more rounded picture touching on the influences from and on other places and nations, for good or bad, near and far in geography and time. 100 Bitesize Chunks are followed by a recognition of historic themes and some conclusions, and just a glimpse of the possible future history of a nation. A commentary on history itself, how we know, how ‘history works’, what we think of it, and how we care for it – or don’t care for it, this book is an encouragement to study history actively through the evidence we can see and touch and interpret, in museums and in its real locations. Ideal for anyone returning to history or for an enthusiast!
Categories: History