Johnny Briggs. First man to score a century and take 10 wickets in a first-class match for Lancashire.
  • Johnny Briggs. First man to score a century and take 10 wickets in a first-class match for Lancashire.
  • Johnny Briggs. First man to score a century and take 10 wickets in a first-class match for Lancashire.
  • Johnny Briggs. First man to score a century and take 10 wickets in a first-class match for Lancashire.
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Red Rose Cricket Records: Number eight.

Johnny Briggs

First man to score a century and take 10 wickets in a first-class match for Lancashire.

K Martin Tebay

Published on 3 December2020 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool, Lancashire

Original A5 card wrappers, new.

(iv) + 12 pages, illustrated.

Limited edition of 30 copies, signed and numbered by Martin Tebay

The eighth in a series of short-run, limited edition monographs recollecting Red Rose cricket records, this publication recalls the county championship match between Lancashire and Sussex at Old Trafford, Manchester, on 30 June, 1, 2 July 1890. The rain-affected match saw Johnny Briggs, Lancashire’s greatest ever all round cricketer, become the first man to score a century and take 10 wickets in a first class match for the county. The feat has only been performed five times in Lancashire county cricket history: by Briggs in 1890, 1892, and 1893; Len Hopwood in 1933; and Mike Watkinson in 1994.

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