First-class Cricketers from Rossall School
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First-class Cricketers from Rossall School: The Victorian Era

Gerry Wolstenholme

Published in 2012 by Red Rose Books. ISBN 9780957354005

Original stiffened wrappers. iv + 56 pages, illustrated.

Limited edition of 100 copies, signed & numbered by Gerry Wolstenholme.

'Rossall School on the north west coast of Lancashire opened in August 1844 with 70 boys and a headmaster, Dr John Woolley, who was a keen sportsman and who, in 1845 approved the formation of a cricket club. This was to be the beginning of a heritage that spawned a number of first-class cricketers, many of whom came to the fore in the Victorian era when Alfred Clarke and H H Stephenson, both of the All England XI, were coaches at the school. William Wingfield was the first Old Rossallian to play first-class cricket and he was quickly followed by such as Lancashire’s Rowley brothers, Alexander and Edmund, ...'

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