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Richard Boys

Lesser-known Lancashire County Cricket Club First-class Cricketers. No. 1.

K Martin Tebay

Published in 2018 by Red Rose Books

Original A5 card wrappers.

(4) + 28 pages, illustrated.

Limited edition of 40 copies, signed and numbered by K. Martin Tebay.

This is the first in a series of cricketing monographs that will concentrate on the more obscure and lesser-known cricketers who have appeared in first-class cricket for Lancashire County Cricket Club. The initial subject, Richard Boys, was a renowned cricketer for Burnley Cricket Club during the latter part of the nineteenth century. A noted batsman and wicket-keeper, he would appear in only one first-class match, being selected to appear for the Lancashire County XI in their fixture against MCC at Lord’s on 7, 8 June 1877. Scottish by birth, his cricketing journey from the Lancashire mill town of Burnley to the hallowed turf of Lord’s via Massachusetts, and his prominent status in the early years of the Lancashire Cricket League, is noteworthy and ultimately tragic.

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