Harold Gwyer Garnett. 139. Leicestershire CCC v Lancashire CCC, 6, 7, 8 June 1901, Aylestone Road, Leicester.
  • Harold Gwyer Garnett. 139. Leicestershire CCC v Lancashire CCC, 6, 7, 8 June 1901, Aylestone Road, Leicester.
  • Harold Gwyer Garnett. 139. Leicestershire CCC v Lancashire CCC, 6, 7, 8 June 1901, Aylestone Road, Leicester.
  • Harold Gwyer Garnett. 139. Leicestershire CCC v Lancashire CCC, 6, 7, 8 June 1901, Aylestone Road, Leicester.

Harold Gwyer Garnett. 139. Leicestershire CCC v Lancashire CCC, 6, 7, 8 June 1901, Aylestone Road, Leicester.

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Initial Century in First-class cricket: Number two

Harold Gwyer Garnett 139 Leicestershire CCC v Lancashire CCC, 6, 7, 8 June 1901, Aylestone Road, Leicester

K Martin Tebay

Published on 14 April 2022 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

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Initial Century in First-class cricket: Number two

Harold Gwyer Garnett 139 Leicestershire CCC v Lancashire CCC, 6, 7, 8 June 1901, Aylestone Road, Leicester

K Martin Tebay

Published on 14 April 2022 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

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(iv) + 20 pages, illustrated.

Limited edition of 30 copies, signed and numbered by the author.

An account of the county championship match between Leicestershire and Lancashire played at Aylestone Road, Leicester, on 6, 7, 8 June 1901. Lancashire's Harold Garnett scored 139 in his side's second innings, the Aigburth-born amateur's initial century in first class cricket. The 118th century scored in the history of Lancashire CCC, it was, remarkably, the first scored by a left-handed batsman.

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Hardback, signed limited edition - Three Brothers from Brandon
  • Hardback, signed limited edition - Three Brothers from Brandon
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Three Brothers from Brandon

Basil, Rodney, and Desmond Rought-Rought

Stephen Musk and Mike Davage

Published in 2022 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

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Three Brothers from Brandon

Basil, Rodney, and Desmond Rought-Rought

Stephen Musk and Mike Davage

Published in 2022 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

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iv + 64 pages, illustrated.

Limited edition of 70 copies, the first 15 being issued in a signed, hardback edition.

Albert Rought-Rought was a successful businessman who made his living as a furrier in the small town of Brandon, deep in rural East Anglia. He was a keen cricketer who regularly turned out for the town’s eleven in the years before the Great War. Alas, his enthusiasm was not matched by any significant ability with either bat or ball. But he was determined that his three sons – Basil, Rodney, and Desmond – would shine where he had failed. He arranged for them to be coached by ex-Test fast bowler Bill Hitch, founded a club in which their talents could be nurtured, and oversaw their development into a trio of highly capable cricketers. Two went on to win Blues at Cambridge University and all three represented Norfolk to great effect in the Minor Counties Championship between the Wars. This is the story of how Albert’s dream for his sons came true.

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Softback, limited edition - Three Brothers from Brandon
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Three Brothers from Brandon

Basil, Rodney, and Desmond Rought-Rought

Stephen Musk and Mike Davage

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Three Brothers from Brandon

Basil, Rodney, and Desmond Rought-Rought

Stephen Musk and Mike Davage

Published in 2022 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

Original A5 pictorial wrappers.

iv + 64 pages, illustrated.

Limited edition of 70 copies, the first 15 being issued in a signed, hardback edition.

Albert Rought-Rought was a successful businessman who made his living as a furrier in the small town of Brandon, deep in rural East Anglia. He was a keen cricketer who regularly turned out for the town’s eleven in the years before the Great War. Alas, his enthusiasm was not matched by any significant ability with either bat or ball. But he was determined that his three sons – Basil, Rodney, and Desmond – would shine where he had failed. He arranged for them to be coached by ex-Test fast bowler Bill Hitch, founded a club in which their talents could be nurtured, and oversaw their development into a trio of highly capable cricketers. Two went on to win Blues at Cambridge University and all three represented Norfolk to great effect in the Minor Counties Championship between the Wars. This is the story of how Albert’s dream for his sons came true.

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John Tommy Tyldesley. His only Minor Counties Championship century.
  • John Tommy Tyldesley. His only Minor Counties Championship century.
  • John Tommy Tyldesley. His only Minor Counties Championship century.
  • John Tommy Tyldesley. His only Minor Counties Championship century.

John Tommy Tyldesley. His only Minor Counties Championship century.

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John Tommy Tyldesley

His only Minor Counties Championship century.

K Martin Tebay

Published on 6 January 2022 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

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A short account of the Minor

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John Tommy Tyldesley

His only Minor Counties Championship century.

K Martin Tebay

Published on 6 January 2022 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

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Limited edition of 30 copies, signed and numbered by the author.

A short account of the Minor Counties championship match between Lancashire CCC 2nd XI and Staffordshire CCC that took place on 8, 9 June 1926 at Bentgate, the home ground of the Lancashire League cricket club Haslingden. The encounter saw 52-year-old John Tommy Tyldesley, coach and captain of the Lancashire “colts,” score his only century in the competition, against a bowling attack that included his erstwhile Lancashire and England teammate, the legendary bowler SF Barnes.

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An Historic Tie. Gloucestershire v The Australians, Fry's Ground, 23. 25, 26 August 1930.
  • An Historic Tie. Gloucestershire v The Australians, Fry's Ground, 23. 25, 26 August 1930.
  • An Historic Tie. Gloucestershire v The Australians, Fry's Ground, 23. 25, 26 August 1930.
  • An Historic Tie. Gloucestershire v The Australians, Fry's Ground, 23. 25, 26 August 1930.

An Historic Tie. Gloucestershire v The Australians, Fry's Ground, 23. 25, 26 August 1930.

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An Historic Tie

Gloucestershire v The Australians, Fry's Ground, 23. 25, 26 August 1930

Gerry Wolstenholme

Published on 2 December 2021.

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An Historic Tie

Gloucestershire v The Australians, Fry's Ground, 23. 25, 26 August 1930

Gerry Wolstenholme

Published on 2 December 2021.

Original A5 pictorial wrappers.

(iv) + 60 pages, illustrated.

Overall limited edition of 72 copies

The first 22 copies issued as a hardback edition [SOLD OUT 27 November], signed and numbered by Gerry Wolstenholme.

The 17th Australians arrived at the Fry’s Ground, Bristol, undefeated outside of the Test matches; they had regained the Ashes with a 2-1 series triumph. Since 1878 Australian tourists had played over 600 games in the UK and none of them had resulted in a tie. History was to be re-written after three dramatic days in August 1930 when Gloucestershire became the county that came the nearest to defeating the 1930 Australians. In the event the match ended in a dramatic tie, both sides scoring 274 runs. It was a bowler’s match as Parker and Goddard were the champions for the home side while Grimmett and Hornibrook did the damage for the tourists. ‘An Historic Tie’ tells the story of those three drama filled days and of the extensive press coverage the game generated.

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Hardback LE - Blackpool FC players of the 1920s as depicted on the “Pinnace” cards of Godfrey Phillips by Gerry Wolstenholme.
  • Hardback LE - Blackpool FC players of the 1920s as depicted on the “Pinnace” cards of Godfrey Phillips by Gerry Wolstenholme.
  • Hardback LE - Blackpool FC players of the 1920s as depicted on the “Pinnace” cards of Godfrey Phillips by Gerry Wolstenholme.
  • Hardback LE - Blackpool FC players of the 1920s as depicted on the “Pinnace” cards of Godfrey Phillips by Gerry Wolstenholme.
  • Hardback LE - Blackpool FC players of the 1920s as depicted on the “Pinnace” cards of Godfrey Phillips by Gerry Wolstenholme.

Hardback LE - Blackpool FC players of the 1920s as depicted on the “Pinnace” cards of Godfrey Phillips by Gerry Wolstenholme.

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Blackpool FC players of the 1920s as depicted on the “Pinnace” cards of Godfrey Phillips

Gerry Wolstenholme

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Blackpool FC players of the 1920s as depicted on the “Pinnace” cards of Godfrey Phillips

Gerry Wolstenholme

Published on 28 October 2021 - now in stock.

Original A5 pictorial hardback.

(iv) + 176 pages, illustrated.

Overall limited edition of 100 copies

The first 19 copies issued as a hardback edition, signed and numbered by Gerry Wolstenholme.

Under the banner of their “Pinnace” navy cut cigarettes, the Godfrey Phillips tobacco company began issuing real photograph cigarette cards of association footballers in 1920. Over approximately four years there were over 4,000 cards issued and they included 18 players who appeared for Blackpool Football Club between 1920 and 1923, plus a team group of the 1920/21 side (illustrated). Those players form an integral part of the history of the club and, 100 years on, it is fitting for them and their exploits to be remembered. This well-illustrated book on the “Pinnace” boys has extensive pen portraits of each of the 18 players, together with a comprehensive account of the three roller-coaster seasons, 1920/21 to 1922/23, during which the cards were issued.

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Softback LE - Blackpool FC players of the 1920s as depicted on the “Pinnace” cards of Godfrey Phillips by Gerry Wolstenholme.
  • Softback LE - Blackpool FC players of the 1920s as depicted on the “Pinnace” cards of Godfrey Phillips by Gerry Wolstenholme.
  • Softback LE - Blackpool FC players of the 1920s as depicted on the “Pinnace” cards of Godfrey Phillips by Gerry Wolstenholme.
  • Softback LE - Blackpool FC players of the 1920s as depicted on the “Pinnace” cards of Godfrey Phillips by Gerry Wolstenholme.
  • Softback LE - Blackpool FC players of the 1920s as depicted on the “Pinnace” cards of Godfrey Phillips by Gerry Wolstenholme.

Softback LE - Blackpool FC players of the 1920s as depicted on the “Pinnace” cards of Godfrey Phillips by Gerry Wolstenholme.

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Gerry Wolstenholme

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Original A5 pictorial wrappers.

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Overall limited edition of 100 copies

The first 19 copies were issued as a

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Blackpool FC players of the 1920s as depicted on the “Pinnace” cards of Godfrey Phillips

Gerry Wolstenholme

Published on 28 October 2021 - now in stock.

Original A5 pictorial wrappers.

(iv) + 176 pages, illustrated.

Overall limited edition of 100 copies

The first 19 copies were issued as a hardback edition, signed and numbered by Gerry Wolstenholme.

Under the banner of their “Pinnace” navy cut cigarettes, the Godfrey Phillips tobacco company began issuing real photograph cigarette cards of association footballers in 1920. Over approximately four years there were over 4,000 cards issued and they included 18 players who appeared for Blackpool Football Club between 1920 and 1923, plus a team group of the 1920/21 side (illustrated). Those players form an integral part of the history of the club and, 100 years on, it is fitting for them and their exploits to be remembered. This well-illustrated book on the “Pinnace” boys has extensive pen portraits of each of the 18 players, together with a comprehensive account of the three roller-coaster seasons, 1920/21 to 1922/23, during which the cards were issued.

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Last hardback copy in stock - First and Foremost a Cricketer: The Life of Dr Leslie Poidevin by Max Bonnell. Hardback edition.
  • Last hardback copy in stock - First and Foremost a Cricketer: The Life of Dr Leslie Poidevin by Max Bonnell. Hardback edition.
  • Last hardback copy in stock - First and Foremost a Cricketer: The Life of Dr Leslie Poidevin by Max Bonnell. Hardback edition.
  • Last hardback copy in stock - First and Foremost a Cricketer: The Life of Dr Leslie Poidevin by Max Bonnell. Hardback edition.
  • Last hardback copy in stock - First and Foremost a Cricketer: The Life of Dr Leslie Poidevin by Max Bonnell. Hardback edition.

Last hardback copy in stock - First and Foremost a Cricketer: The Life of Dr Leslie Poidevin by Max Bonnell. Hardback edition.

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First and Foremost a Cricketer:

The Life of Dr Leslie Poidevin

Max Bonnell

Original A5 pictorial hardback c/w red ribbon marker.

(iv) + 96 pages, illustrated.

Published on 23 September 2021 by Red Rose Books

Overall limited edition of 125 copies

The first 14 copies issued as a hardback

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First and Foremost a Cricketer:

The Life of Dr Leslie Poidevin

Max Bonnell

Original A5 pictorial hardback c/w red ribbon marker.

(iv) + 96 pages, illustrated.

Published on 23 September 2021 by Red Rose Books

Overall limited edition of 125 copies

The first 14 copies issued as a hardback edition, this being the number of centuries scored by Leslie Poidevin in first-class cricket.

Leslie Poidevin’s life was frustratingly full of near misses. He would have been - but for injury - a Test cricketer and he would have been - but for an administrative bungle - an Olympian. But his achievements were substantial enough - he appeared in Davis Cup tennis and a Wimbledon semi-final, won the Sheffield Shield with New South Wales and the County Championship with Lancashire, besides qualifying as a doctor and becoming an influential journalist. ‘First and Foremost a Cricketer’ tells the story of a full, yet strangely restless, life.

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First and Foremost a Cricketer:  The Life of Dr Leslie Poidevin by Max Bonnell. Softback edition.
  • First and Foremost a Cricketer:  The Life of Dr Leslie Poidevin by Max Bonnell. Softback edition.
  • First and Foremost a Cricketer:  The Life of Dr Leslie Poidevin by Max Bonnell. Softback edition.
  • First and Foremost a Cricketer:  The Life of Dr Leslie Poidevin by Max Bonnell. Softback edition.
  • First and Foremost a Cricketer:  The Life of Dr Leslie Poidevin by Max Bonnell. Softback edition.

First and Foremost a Cricketer: The Life of Dr Leslie Poidevin by Max Bonnell. Softback edition.

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The Life of Dr Leslie Poidevin

Max Bonnell

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Published on 23 September 2021 by Red Rose Books

Overall limited edition of 125 copies

The first 14 copies were issued as a hardback edition, this being

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First and Foremost a Cricketer:

The Life of Dr Leslie Poidevin

Max Bonnell

Original A5 pictorial card covers.

(iv) + 96 pages, illustrated.

Published on 23 September 2021 by Red Rose Books

Overall limited edition of 125 copies

The first 14 copies were issued as a hardback edition, this being the number of centuries scored by Leslie Poidevin in first-class cricket.

Leslie Poidevin’s life was frustratingly full of near misses. He would have been - but for injury - a Test cricketer and he would have been - but for an administrative bungle - an Olympian. But his achievements were substantial enough - he appeared in Davis Cup tennis and a Wimbledon semi-final, won the Sheffield Shield with New South Wales and the County Championship with Lancashire, besides qualifying as a doctor and becoming an influential journalist. ‘First and Foremost a Cricketer’ tells the story of a full, yet strangely restless, life.

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County Players at Furness
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  • County Players at Furness

County Players at Furness

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Lancashire CCC postcard monographs: number two

County Players at Furness

K Martin Tebay

To be published on 19 August 2021 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool, Lancashire

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Lancashire CCC postcard monographs: number two

County Players at Furness

K Martin Tebay

To be published on 19 August 2021 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool, Lancashire

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Limited edition of 50 copies, signed and numbered by Martin Tebay

County Players in Furness, the second in an occasional series of Lancashire CCC postcard monographs, recalls the time two 20-year-old University-educated amateurs, KS Duleepsinhji and ERT Holmes, played for a Lancashire County XI which included Jack Iddon, Ted McDonald, and Frank Watson. The match was organised to celebrate the opening of a new cricket pavilion at the ground of Dalton Cricket Club in Cumberland, and the booklet features a short account of the day’s events, during which Duleepsinhji scored an unbeaten 70 and the legendary Australian fast bowler McDonald took 7/55.

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The Lancashire Cricket Team
  • The Lancashire Cricket Team
  • The Lancashire Cricket Team
  • The Lancashire Cricket Team
  • The Lancashire Cricket Team

The Lancashire Cricket Team

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Lancashire CCC postcard monographs: number one

The Lancashire Cricket Team

K Martin Tebay

Published on 4 March 2021 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool, Lancashire

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(iv) + 8 pages, illustrated.

Limited edition of 30 copies, signed and numbered by Martin Tebay

The first

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The Lancashire Cricket Team

K Martin Tebay

Published on 4 March 2021 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool, Lancashire

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Limited edition of 30 copies, signed and numbered by Martin Tebay

The first in an occasional series of Lancashire CCC postcard monographs, ‘The Lancashire Cricket Team’ solves the mystery surrounding this uncommon cricket postcard. Questions regarding the appearance in the team group of the Surrey and England cricketer Morice Carlos Bird, the date, and the venue are answered. It also features a short account of the opening of the new cricket ground in Heywood, Rochdale, and the long-forgotten “Roses” match that followed: Sir Edwin Stockton’s England XI v. Myles Kenyon’s Lancashire County XI.

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Great Days in Lancashire Cricket. A Personal Journey.
  • Great Days in Lancashire Cricket. A Personal Journey.
  • Great Days in Lancashire Cricket. A Personal Journey.
  • Great Days in Lancashire Cricket. A Personal Journey.

Great Days in Lancashire Cricket. A Personal Journey.

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Great Days in Lancashire Cricket

A Personal Journey

Stuart Brodkin

Published on 26 November 2020 by Red Rose Books

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This limited edition publication captures the essence of eight great days in Lancashire’s

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Great Days in Lancashire Cricket

A Personal Journey

Stuart Brodkin

Published on 26 November 2020 by Red Rose Books

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Limited edition of 100 copies

This limited edition publication captures the essence of eight great days in Lancashire’s more recent history seen through the eyes of the author who has been following the fortunes of the county through good times and bad for more than 60 years. The writer’s personal stories are interspersed with comments from players and Press. That famous Jack Bond catch in the Gillette Cup Final at Lord’s, bowling out Essex for 20 at Chelmsford and the famous title-clinching day against Somerset at Taunton are among the great days featured. Red Rose players from several eras, including Wasim Akram, Jack Bond, Farokh Engineer, Jack Simmons, Clive Lloyd, Glen Chapple, Neil Fairbrother, Stuart Law, Steven Croft and Dane Vilas, along with some lesser-known names, all have their days in the sun.

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Bobbie Peel at Blackpool, 1905
  • Bobbie Peel at Blackpool, 1905
  • Bobbie Peel at Blackpool, 1905
  • Bobbie Peel at Blackpool, 1905

Bobbie Peel at Blackpool, 1905

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Mine Host at The Mitre

Bobbie Peel at Blackpool, 1905

Gerry Wolstenholme

Published in 2009 by Red Rose Books.

Original stiffened wrappers. iv + 28 pages, illustrated.

Limited edition number 113 of 120 copies, signed & numbered by Gerry Wolstenholme.

'[Peel] ... did some coaching for Essex before re-emerging for one last hurrah as an amateur at

Mine Host at The Mitre

Bobbie Peel at Blackpool, 1905

Gerry Wolstenholme

Published in 2009 by Red Rose Books.

Original stiffened wrappers. iv + 28 pages, illustrated.

Limited edition number 113 of 120 copies, signed & numbered by Gerry Wolstenholme.

'[Peel] ... did some coaching for Essex before re-emerging for one last hurrah as an amateur at Blackpool Cricket Club when enticed to the seaside to take the license of a town centre public house.'

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From Nightfighter to Scriptwriter. The Life of JOC Orton.
  • From Nightfighter to Scriptwriter. The Life of JOC Orton.
  • From Nightfighter to Scriptwriter. The Life of JOC Orton.
  • From Nightfighter to Scriptwriter. The Life of JOC Orton.
  • From Nightfighter to Scriptwriter. The Life of JOC Orton.
  • From Nightfighter to Scriptwriter. The Life of JOC Orton.

From Nightfighter to Scriptwriter. The Life of JOC Orton.

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From Nightfighter to Scriptwriter

The Life of JOC Orton

Stephen Musk and Mike Davage

Published by Red Rose Books, 2020

Original A5 blue card covers.

iv + 44 pages, illustrated.

Limited edition of 50 copies, this being an unnumbered, out-of-series copy by Stephen Musk and Mike Davage.

John Overton Cone “JOC” Orton was a talented all-round sportsman,

From Nightfighter to Scriptwriter

The Life of JOC Orton

Stephen Musk and Mike Davage

Published by Red Rose Books, 2020

Original A5 blue card covers.

iv + 44 pages, illustrated.

Limited edition of 50 copies, this being an unnumbered, out-of-series copy by Stephen Musk and Mike Davage.

John Overton Cone “JOC” Orton was a talented all-round sportsman, representing Norfolk at cricket, hockey, and rugby. But it is deeds away from the sports field for which he deserves to be remembered. During the Great War he was an aviator and was the first man to have the idea of dropping supplies to a friendly force being besieged by enemy combatants. After he returned to civilian life in 1925, he became a talented scriptwriter and spent the next 20 years playing a highly influential role in the British cinema industry. He worked with many of the outstanding film stars of the time, including Will Hay, Alistair Sim, Arthur Askey, and the Crazy Gang. The highlight of JOC’s career was co-writing the script for the hilarious Oh, Mr Porter! which starred Will Hay. In 1935-1936 he visited Australia, where he wrote the script for the film The Flying Doctor. In this he included a cameo for Don Bradman in what was the great batsman’s sole acting role.

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A snapshot of South American cricket rivalry LE of 25 hardback copies
  • A snapshot of South American cricket rivalry LE of 25 hardback copies
  • A snapshot of South American cricket rivalry LE of 25 hardback copies
  • A snapshot of South American cricket rivalry LE of 25 hardback copies

A snapshot of South American cricket rivalry LE of 25 hardback copies

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A snapshot of South American cricket rivalry

The International Series Brazil v Argentina 1921/22, 1922 and 1927/28

Gerry Wolstenholme

Published on 18 February 2021 by Red Rose Books

Original A5 pictorial hardback.

(iv) + 48 pages, illustrated.

Limited edition of 100 copies, signed by Gerry

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A snapshot of South American cricket rivalry

The International Series Brazil v Argentina 1921/22, 1922 and 1927/28

Gerry Wolstenholme

Published on 18 February 2021 by Red Rose Books

Original A5 pictorial hardback.

(iv) + 48 pages, illustrated.

Limited edition of 100 copies, signed by Gerry Wolstenholme; the first 25 copies issued as a hardback edition.

The discovery of two photograph albums with some rather rare photographs of cricket between Argentina and Brazil was the catalyst for A snapshot of South American cricket rivalry. It focuses on the three series that were played between the two countries between 1921/22 and 1927/28. Nine Tests were played between two teams that consisted solely of expatriate players, one of whom was even a Wisden Cricketer of the Year. The book contains summaries of the Tests together with detailed pen pictures of the players involved and overall gives a snapshot of the state of South American cricket of the period. Nearly 40 photographs, including one or two that show the tourists in relaxed mood away from the cricket field, adorn this most unusual and entertaining book.

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A snapshot of South American cricket rivalry
  • A snapshot of South American cricket rivalry
  • A snapshot of South American cricket rivalry
  • A snapshot of South American cricket rivalry

A snapshot of South American cricket rivalry

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The International Series Brazil v Argentina 1921/22, 1922 and 1927/28

Gerry Wolstenholme

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(iv) + 48 pages, illustrated.

Limited edition of 100 copies, signed by

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A snapshot of South American cricket rivalry

The International Series Brazil v Argentina 1921/22, 1922 and 1927/28

Gerry Wolstenholme

Published on 18 February 2021 by Red Rose Books

Original A5 pictorial card wrappers.

(iv) + 48 pages, illustrated.

Limited edition of 100 copies, signed by Gerry Wolstenholme; the first 25 copies issued as a hardback edition.

The discovery of two photograph albums with some rather rare photographs of cricket between Argentina and Brazil was the catalyst for A snapshot of South American cricket rivalry. It focuses on the three series that were played between the two countries between 1921/22 and 1927/28. Nine Tests were played between two teams that consisted solely of expatriate players, one of whom was even a Wisden Cricketer of the Year. The book contains summaries of the Tests together with detailed pen pictures of the players involved and overall gives a snapshot of the state of South American cricket of the period. Nearly 40 photographs, including one or two that show the tourists in relaxed mood away from the cricket field, adorn this most unusual and entertaining book.

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Blackpool Finally Conquered ... as Manchester United triumph at Wembley, 1948
  • Blackpool Finally Conquered ... as Manchester United triumph at Wembley, 1948
  • Blackpool Finally Conquered ... as Manchester United triumph at Wembley, 1948

Blackpool Finally Conquered ... as Manchester United triumph at Wembley, 1948

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Blackpool Finally Conquered ...as Manchester United triumph at Wembley, 1948

Gerry Wolstenholme

Published in 2016 by Lions Den Books, Fleetwood

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136 pages, illustrated.

LIMITED EDITION number 80 of 200 copies, signed by the author

Writer George Bernard Shaw once

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Blackpool Finally Conquered ...as Manchester United triumph at Wembley, 1948

Gerry Wolstenholme

Published in 2016 by Lions Den Books, Fleetwood

Original decorative wrappers.

136 pages, illustrated.

LIMITED EDITION number 80 of 200 copies, signed by the author

Writer George Bernard Shaw once asked, “What is a Cup tie?” Blackpool Football Club fans could have been forgiven for asking the same question, for over the years the club’s success in the FA Cup competition had been limited. The club had made very little progress in the competition each year and the fifth round in 1932/33 was the peak of their achievement. And so to 1947/48 when the gods smiled kindly on the Seasiders as they met opposition from lower leagues all the way to the final. This is the story of the dramatic FA Cup run, which ended in glorious defeat by Manchester United at Wembley in a final that is still spoken of as one of the best of all time.

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A Small Riot... Bolton CC v. Wigan CC, 1884
  • A Small Riot... Bolton CC v. Wigan CC, 1884
  • A Small Riot... Bolton CC v. Wigan CC, 1884

A Small Riot... Bolton CC v. Wigan CC, 1884

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Significant 19th-century Cricket Matches in Bolton

Bolton CC v. Wigan CC

Green Lane, Great Lever, Bolton Saturday, 5 July 1884

K Martin Tebay

Published on 12 November 2020 by Red Rose Books

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(4) + 11 + (1) pages, illustrated.

Limited edition of 30 copies, signed and numbered by K. Martin Tebay.

The third in a series of

Significant 19th-century Cricket Matches in Bolton

Bolton CC v. Wigan CC

Green Lane, Great Lever, Bolton Saturday, 5 July 1884

K Martin Tebay

Published on 12 November 2020 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 third in a series of cricketing monographs that concentrate on significant cricket matches played in the author’s hometown of Bolton during the 19th-century, this publication recalls an infamous encounter between two of Lancashire’s premier cricket clubs in Victorian times. One in which a combination of awful weather, partisan umpiring, unruly behaviour, and unseemly bad language from a section of the home crowd, not to mention allegations of betting, contributed to a most unsavoury spectacle.

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In Remembrance of Brian Peterson: Blackpool Football Club 1956-57 / 1961-62.
  • In Remembrance of Brian Peterson: Blackpool Football Club 1956-57 / 1961-62.
  • In Remembrance of Brian Peterson: Blackpool Football Club 1956-57 / 1961-62.

In Remembrance of Brian Peterson: Blackpool Football Club 1956-57 / 1961-62.

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In Remembrance of Brian Peterson: Blackpool Football Club 1956-57 / 1961-62

Gerry Wolstenholme

Published by Red Rose Books, Blackpool, Lancashire, 2020

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(iv) + 16 pages, illustrated.

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It isn’t every young footballer that can claim to have been

In Remembrance of Brian Peterson: Blackpool Football Club 1956-57 / 1961-62

Gerry Wolstenholme

Published by Red Rose Books, Blackpool, Lancashire, 2020

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(iv) + 16 pages, illustrated.

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

It isn’t every young footballer that can claim to have been spotted and recommended by Stan Matthews but that is exactly what happened to young Brian Peterson. Stan was playing exhibition football in South Africa and when he encountered a Natal Province representative side he spotted this young and talented ball player at inside right for the opposition. After the game Stan approached him and asked if he was interested in pursuing a professional football career in England. When he said that he was, Stan said that he would put in a good word with Blackpool manager Joe Smith. And Peterson was happy with that for he already had a friend in the Blackpool camp in fellow South African Bill Perry. It all happened as Stan planned and Peterson flew over to England to join Blackpool where he spent six seasons, playing over 100 League games in the top flight. Sadly he died on 21 September 2020 and this book is a tribute to his talent.

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Ralph Whitehead: Double Sensation in a Single Day ... 1908
  • Ralph Whitehead: Double Sensation in a Single Day ... 1908
  • Ralph Whitehead: Double Sensation in a Single Day ... 1908
  • Ralph Whitehead: Double Sensation in a Single Day ... 1908
  • Ralph Whitehead: Double Sensation in a Single Day ... 1908

Ralph Whitehead: Double Sensation in a Single Day ... 1908

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Monographs on Lancashire Cricket: Number 10

Ralph Whitehead: Double Sensation in a Single Day

Lancashire CCC v Nottinghamshire CCC 29, 30 June, 1 July 1908 at Old Trafford, Manchester

K Martin Tebay

Published by Red Rose Books, Cumbria, November 2019

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(iv) + 36 pages, illustrated.

Limited edition of 50 copies, signed and

Monographs on Lancashire Cricket: Number 10

Ralph Whitehead: Double Sensation in a Single Day

Lancashire CCC v Nottinghamshire CCC 29, 30 June, 1 July 1908 at Old Trafford, Manchester

K Martin Tebay

Published by Red Rose Books, Cumbria, November 2019

Original A5 card wrappers.

(iv) + 36 pages, illustrated.

Limited edition of 50 copies, signed and numbered by Martin Tebay

The publication features a fulsome account of the 1908 county championship match in which Lancashire’s 24-year-old all-rounder Ralph Whitehead, following in the footsteps of Jim Ricketts and Archie MacLaren, scored a century on his first-class debut for the county. The first Lancashire cricketer to achieve this rare feat at Old Trafford, his subsequent no balling for “throwing” later in the same match ensured that his was a somewhat dramatic début. The booklet draws extensively on various reports and interviews in contemporary newspapers and cricket periodicals, including comments from the respective captains of the Lancashire and Nottinghamshire elevens and the umpire at the centre of the throwing controversy. Thankfully, Whitehead overcame the unwarranted suspicions regarding the legitimacy of his bowling action and would go on to enjoy seven successful seasons for Lancashire, scoring over 2,500 runs and taking 300 wickets. Whitehead’s lengthy career as a respected cricket professional and coach in leagues in and around the north of England is also recorded.

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