George Headley assists Lancashire County
Dalton Cricket Club Jubilee 1934
Dalton & District XI v. TA Higson's Lancashire County XI
K Martin Tebay
Published on 31 January 2019 by Red Rose Books
Original A5 card wrappers.
(4) + 8 pages, illustrated.
Limited edition of 56 copies, signed and numbered by K. Martin Tebay.
This publication is an account of a cricket match which took place in Dalton in Furness on 30 August 1934, to celebrate the jubilee of Dalton Cricket Club. It first came to the author’s attention thanks to the purchase of a postcard relating to the match and the realisation that seated on the front row, alongside many noted Lancashire County cricketers, was the conspicuous figure of the renowned batsman George Headley. His fellow West Indian Learie Constantine was originally due to have taken part in the match but he was unavoidably absent; he was the club professional at Nelson in the Lancashire League and they were due to play against East Lancashire in a timeless, single innings Worsley Cup Final match, and one of the day’s play clashed with the match at Dalton. Headley, who was himself engaged as professional at Haslingden in the Lancashire League, duly took Constantine’s place in TA Higson’s Lancashire County XI.
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