Red Rose Cricket Records: Number six.
First bowler to take a hat-trick for Lancashire in first-class cricket
K Martin Tebay
Published on 10 September 2020 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool, Lancashire
Original A5 card wrappers.
(iv) + 12 pages, illustrated.
Limited edition of 30 copies, signed and numbered by Martin Tebay
The sixth in a series of short-run, limited edition monographs recollecting Red Rose cricket records, this publication recalls a match played at Sparth Bottoms, Rochdale, home of Castleton Cricket Club. The county fixture between Lancashire and Kent, the only first-class match ever played on the ground, took place on 15, 16, 17 June 1876. The two famed Lancashire professional bowlers, Will McIntyre and Alec Watson featured strongly, with the latter taking a hat-trick in Kent’s second innings, the first occasion on which the feat had been performed by a Lancashire bowler in first-class cricket.
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