Significant 19th-century Cricket Matches in Bolton
United North of England XI v. Sixteen Lancashire Residents
Back-o'th'-Bank cricket ground on 14, 15, 16 July 1870
K Martin Tebay
Published in 2018 by Red Rose Books
Original A5 card wrappers.
(4) + 11 + (1) pages, illustrated.
Limited edition of 30 copies, signed and numbered by K. Martin Tebay.
The “Grand Cricket Match at Bolton” took place at the Back-o’th’-Bank ground between the United North of England Eleven and Sixteen Lancashire Residents. In the weeks leading up to the match various improvements had been made to the ground. These improvements, together with fine weather and the appearance of two Regimental Bands, ensured that the event was an unqualified success. This, despite some early difficulties arising from the non appearance of several notable cricketers who had been expected to play. Notwithstanding a serious injury to one of the professional cricketers, the quality of the cricket during the three-day match was well-received by the cricket-loving patrons of Bolton. It featured as it did a century, and three half-centuries, one of which was obtained by the host cricket club’s senior professional Will McIntyre, who also took nine wickets in the match.
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