Red Rose Cricket Records: Number two.
Reggie Spooner The first Roses double-century
K Martin Tebay
Published in 2020 by Red Rose Books, Cumbria
Original A5 card wrappers.
(iv) + 12 pages, illustrated.
Limited edition of 30 copies, signed and numbered by Martin Tebay
The second in a series of short-run, limited edition monographs recollecting Red Rose cricket records, this publication recalls the county championship encounter between Lancashire and Yorkshire at Old Trafford, Manchester, on 1, 2, 3 August 1910. Jack Sharp’s benefit match, it featured an unbeaten 200 by Reggie Spooner, the first double century in Roses cricket match history. The monograph details Spooner’s record innings, still the highest individual score made by a Lancashire batsman against Yorkshire at Old Trafford, while the discovery of an anonymous piece of Edwardian cricket doggerel relating to the innings gives added flavour to the occasion.
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