Essex b Lancashire 20. A fresh look back at a remarkable match that featured an astonishing final day: Stuart Brodkin
  • Essex b Lancashire 20. A fresh look back at a remarkable match that featured an astonishing final day: Stuart Brodkin
  • Essex b Lancashire 20. A fresh look back at a remarkable match that featured an astonishing final day: Stuart Brodkin
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Stuart Brodkin

Published in 2024 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

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Stuart Brodkin

Published in 2024 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

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It started out as a competitive clash between two teams vying for promotion from Division Two of the County Championship but ended in a final day rout that found its way into the record books. There was no hint on either of the first two days of the game that had begun on 12 June 2013 that anything out of the ordinary might be about to happen. But that all changed on an astonishing third day’s play. Lancashire had begun that morning seven runs behind with three wickets in hand. It couldn’t have been closer as each side surrendered and then regained the initiative. But that was all to change over the course of two amazing sessions of play. Here is the story of that astounding third - and ultimately - final day with eye-witness accounts from some of those who were privileged to be there, including players, pundits and fans.

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Signed, limited edition of 15 hardback copies - 'Someday, he'll be a better bat than ever I was.' Ernest Tyldesley in the Minor Counties Championship Lancashire CCC 1906-1908: K Martin Tebay
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'Someday, he'll be a better bat than ever I was.' Ernest Tyldesley in the Minor Counties Championship Lancashire CCC 1906 to 1908

K Martin Tebay

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'Someday, he'll be a better bat than ever I was.' Ernest Tyldesley in the Minor Counties Championship Lancashire CCC 1906 to 1908

K Martin Tebay

Published on 2 February 2024 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool.

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Ernest Tyldesley scored more first-class runs and centuries for Lancashire County Cricket Club than any other batsman, surpassing records previously held by his elder brother, the legendary "Worsley wonder," John Tommy Tyldesley. However, Ernest's early career with the county was not without its ups and downs. Indeed, his performances for the Lancashire 2nd XI in the Minor Counties Championship in the early part of the 20th century were mediocre in the extreme. His later successes in both first-class and Test cricket may have come as a pleasant surprise to many cricket followers who had watched him at the crease in the early stages of his professional career. However, they came as no surprise to his brother, who, the esteemed cricket writer Neville Cardus recalled, had presciently remarked, 'Someday, he'll be a better bat than ever I was.'

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'Someday, he'll be a better bat than ever I was.' Ernest Tyldesley in the Minor Counties Championship Lancashire CCC 1906 to 1908

K Martin Tebay

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'Someday, he'll be a better bat than ever I was.' Ernest Tyldesley in the Minor Counties Championship Lancashire CCC 1906 to 1908

K Martin Tebay

Published on 2 February 2024 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool.

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iv + 40 pages, illustrated.

Limited edition of 66 copies, signed and numbered by the author; numbers 1 - 15 issued as a hardback edition.

Ernest Tyldesley scored more first-class runs and centuries for Lancashire County Cricket Club than any other batsman, surpassing records previously held by his elder brother, the legendary "Worsley wonder," John Tommy Tyldesley. However, Ernest's early career with the county was not without its ups and downs. Indeed, his performances for the Lancashire 2nd XI in the Minor Counties Championship in the early part of the 20th century were mediocre in the extreme. His later successes in both first-class and Test cricket may have come as a pleasant surprise to many cricket followers who had watched him at the crease in the early stages of his professional career. However, they came as no surprise to his brother, who, the esteemed cricket writer Neville Cardus recalled, had presciently remarked, 'Someday, he'll be a better bat than ever I was.'

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Signed, limited edition of 62 hardback copies - JT Tyldesley in Australia. The Heart and Hope of England: Ric Sissons
  • Signed, limited edition of 62 hardback copies - JT Tyldesley in Australia. The Heart and Hope of England: Ric Sissons
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JT Tyldesley in Australia

The Heart and Hope of England

Ric Sissons

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John Tommy Tyldesley was England’s best

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JT Tyldesley in Australia

The Heart and Hope of England

Ric Sissons

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John Tommy Tyldesley was England’s best professional batsman of the so-called Golden Age. Tyldesley toured Australia in 1901-02 and 1903-04. Expectations were high and he did not disappoint. In the Second Test in January 1904 in Melbourne, Tyldesley played his greatest ever innings in Australia. On a difficult, sticky wicket, John Tommy made 62 in England’s total of 103. England won the Test and eventually the series. Albert Knight wrote in the Sheffield Daily Telegraph that Tyldesley’s ‘batting in this match overshadowed that of Trumper’. Rare praise indeed. Before 1914, Tyldesley and Trumper were the two best batsmen on wet wickets. No wonder Knight describes Tyldesley as the ‘heart and hope’ of the side. Tyldesley was a player who knew his worth. With Len Braund, he tried to get more money from the MCC for the 1903-04 tour. They failed. The hard-headed Tyldesley would not be fooled again.

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Sensational Scoring at Old Trafford. Lancashire's largest victory in first-class cricket
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  • Sensational Scoring at Old Trafford. Lancashire's largest victory in first-class cricket
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Red Rose Cricket Records: Number eleven.

Sensational Scoring at Old Trafford

Lancashire's largest victory in first-class cricket

K Martin Tebay

Published by Red Rose Books, Blackpool, Lancashire, 2023

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Red Rose Cricket Records: Number eleven.

Sensational Scoring at Old Trafford

Lancashire's largest victory in first-class cricket

K Martin Tebay

Published by Red Rose Books, Blackpool, Lancashire, 2023

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'Sensational Scoring at Old Trafford', the eleventh, and final, title in the Red Rose Cricket Records series, recalls the county match between Lancashire and Hampshire that took place on 3, 4 July 1911. Over 600 runs were scored by Lancashire batsmen during the opening day’s play and the visitors were bowled out twice the following afternoon as Lancashire won by an innings and 455 runs, the county’s largest margin of victory in first-class cricket.

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Signed, hardback limited edition of 15 copies - The Python and the Butterfly Net. Edward Long: The Last Lobster?: Stephen Musk
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The Python and the Butterfly Net

Edward Long: The Last Lobster?

Stephen Musk

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Edward ‘Daddy’ Long was the last cricketer to be selected to

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The Python and the Butterfly Net

Edward Long: The Last Lobster?

Stephen Musk

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Edward ‘Daddy’ Long was the last cricketer to be selected to turn out for his county on the strength of his underarm, or ‘lob’, bowling. He played six matches for Norfolk in 1923 at the advanced age of 46 and was not unsuccessful, despite arguably being misused by his skipper, Michael Falcon. This book tells of how he mastered the art of lob bowling while playing for Barrow in the North Lancashire & District Cricket League and thoroughly bamboozled many batsmen in the decade before World War One. As well as describing Long’s career in Norfolk, the book considers in some detail the theoretical aspects of underarm bowling and comes to the surprising conclusion that a rapid ‘beamer’ was a vital weapon in many a lobster’s armoury.

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Edward Long: The Last Lobster?

Stephen Musk

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Edward ‘Daddy’ Long was the last cricketer to be selected to turn out for his county on the strength of his underarm,

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The Python and the Butterfly Net

Edward Long: The Last Lobster?

Stephen Musk

Published by Red Rose Books, 2023

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Edward ‘Daddy’ Long was the last cricketer to be selected to turn out for his county on the strength of his underarm, or ‘lob’, bowling. He played six matches for Norfolk in 1923 at the advanced age of 46 and was not unsuccessful, despite arguably being misused by his skipper, Michael Falcon. This book tells of how he mastered the art of lob bowling while playing for Barrow in the North Lancashire & District Cricket League and thoroughly bamboozled many batsmen in the decade before World War One. As well as describing Long’s career in Norfolk, the book considers in some detail the theoretical aspects of underarm bowling and comes to the surprising conclusion that a rapid ‘beamer’ was a vital weapon in many a lobster’s armoury.

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Signed, limited edition of 25 hardback copies - Chucked Out. The sad story of Jack Crossland: Stuart Brodkin
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Chucked Out

The sad story of Jack Crossland

Stuart Brodkin

Published on Thursday, 5 October 2023 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

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The Jack Crossland story was one

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Chucked Out

The sad story of Jack Crossland

Stuart Brodkin

Published on Thursday, 5 October 2023 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

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The Jack Crossland story was one of the key moments in the late nineteenth century history of cricket. Despite being reckoned by many good judges to be one of the fastest bowlers of his generation, the controversy over the Lancashire player’s action always overshadowed his career and at one time threatened to tear the very fabric of the game apart. Two cricketing greats were on opposing sides in this debate - Red Rose icon AN Hornby, who was Crossland’s captain, stood resolutely behind his man, while the redoubtable Lord Harris of Kent waged a relentless campaign to have him banned. Ultimately, Harris held sway and Crossland, who was never no-balled in a first-class match, was forced out of the game, not for throwing, but because the MCC ruled he had broken the residential regulations of the day. Either way, the end of his first-class Lancashire career robbed the Old Trafford faithful of one of their favourite sons - a player who always gave his best and whose cheerful demeanour could never disguise his fierce competitiveness.

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The sad story of Jack Crossland

Stuart Brodkin

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The Jack Crossland story was one of the key moments in the late nineteenth century history of

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Chucked Out

The sad story of Jack Crossland

Stuart Brodkin

Published on Thursday, 5 October 2023 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

Original pictorial card wrappers.

8vo (iv) + 52 pages, illustrated.

The Jack Crossland story was one of the key moments in the late nineteenth century history of cricket. Despite being reckoned by many good judges to be one of the fastest bowlers of his generation, the controversy over the Lancashire player’s action always overshadowed his career and at one time threatened to tear the very fabric of the game apart. Two cricketing greats were on opposing sides in this debate - Red Rose icon AN Hornby, who was Crossland’s captain, stood resolutely behind his man, while the redoubtable Lord Harris of Kent waged a relentless campaign to have him banned. Ultimately, Harris held sway and Crossland, who was never no-balled in a first-class match, was forced out of the game, not for throwing, but because the MCC ruled he had broken the residential regulations of the day. Either way, the end of his first-class Lancashire career robbed the Old Trafford faithful of one of their favourite sons - a player who always gave his best and whose cheerful demeanour could never disguise his fierce competitiveness.

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Signed, limited edition of 16 hardback copies - Frank Hayes. An Appreciation: Roy Cavanagh MBE
  • Signed, limited edition of 16 hardback copies - Frank Hayes. An Appreciation: Roy Cavanagh MBE
  • Signed, limited edition of 16 hardback copies - Frank Hayes. An Appreciation: Roy Cavanagh MBE
  • Signed, limited edition of 16 hardback copies - Frank Hayes. An Appreciation: Roy Cavanagh MBE
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Frank Hayes

An Appreciation

Roy Cavanagh MBE

Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Frank Hayes’ century on Test debut Monday, 31 July 2023 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

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Frank Hayes

An Appreciation

Roy Cavanagh MBE

Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Frank Hayes’ century on Test debut Monday, 31 July 2023 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

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8vo (iv) + 39 pages, illustrated.

Limited edition of 106 copies, the first 16 of which were issued in a signed, hardback edition.

The author first met Frank Hayes in 1962 when they were both in the Salford Schoolboys’ team that played in the Lancashire Schools cricket competition. One of them went on to play for, and later captain, Lancashire County Cricket Club, scored a century on his England Test debut, and was seen as the new hero of the English game. The other played a lot of 2nd XI cricket in the Bolton Association! Eight years after he had single-handedly won the Lancashire Schools Cup, and after completing his education at Sheffield University, Hayes made his belated first-class debut for Lancashire. Within a couple of years, the author’s admiration of him as a cricketer and person, led to him taking out a membership at Lancashire so that he could continue to enjoy the special talents of his former teammate.

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An Appreciation

Roy Cavanagh MBE

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Frank Hayes

An Appreciation

Roy Cavanagh MBE

Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Frank Hayes’ century on Test debut Monday, 31 July 2023 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

Original pictorial card covers.

8vo (iv) + 39 pages, illustrated.

Limited edition of 106 copies, the first 16 of which were issued in a signed, hardback edition.

The author first met Frank Hayes in 1962 when they were both in the Salford Schoolboys’ team that played in the Lancashire Schools cricket competition. One of them went on to play for, and later captain, Lancashire County Cricket Club, scored a century on his England Test debut, and was seen as the new hero of the English game. The other played a lot of 2nd XI cricket in the Bolton Association! Eight years after he had single-handedly won the Lancashire Schools Cup, and after completing his education at Sheffield University, Hayes made his belated first-class debut for Lancashire. Within a couple of years, the author’s admiration of him as a cricketer and person, led to him taking out a membership at Lancashire so that he could continue to enjoy the special talents of his former teammate.

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Signed, limited edition of 25 hardback copies - 'Tyldesley v. The Australians'. Lancashire CCC v. The Australians, 25, 26 May 1899, at Old Trafford, Manchester: K Martin Tebay
  • Signed, limited edition of 25 hardback copies - 'Tyldesley v. The Australians'. Lancashire CCC v. The Australians, 25, 26 May 1899, at Old Trafford, Manchester: K Martin Tebay
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Signed, limited edition of 25 hardback copies - 'Tyldesley v. The Australians'. Lancashire CCC v. The Australians, 25, 26 May 1899, at Old Trafford, Manchester: K Martin Tebay

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‘Tyldesley v. The Australians.’

Lancashire CCC v. The Australians, 25, 26 May 1899, at Old Trafford, Manchester

K Martin Tebay

Published on 19 July 2023 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

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‘Tyldesley v. The Australians.’

Lancashire CCC v. The Australians, 25, 26 May 1899, at Old Trafford, Manchester

K Martin Tebay

Published on 19 July 2023 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

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Limited edition of 25 copies, signed and numbered by the author.

Over the course of his long and distinguished career in first-class cricket, Lancashire’s John Tommy Tyldesley, gained a reputation as one of the best batsmen of his generation on rain-affected pitches. And the featured match, between Lancashire and the Australians at Old Trafford in 1899, perfectly illustrates this. On a wicket that was ‘playing queerly’, Tyldesley scored 56 and 42 while his teammates could only muster 58 runs between them in Lancashire’s two completed innings. The book also briefly recalls Tyldesley’s famous Ashes innings of 62 on a “sticky dog” at Melbourne in 1903-04, and a less well-known innings of 77 on a “glue-pot” against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge in 1910.

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Signed limited edition of 20 hardback copies - Lionel Robinson and the Australian Imperial Forces
  • Signed limited edition of 20 hardback copies - Lionel Robinson and the Australian Imperial Forces
  • Signed limited edition of 20 hardback copies - Lionel Robinson and the Australian Imperial Forces
  • Signed limited edition of 20 hardback copies - Lionel Robinson and the Australian Imperial Forces
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Lionel Robinson and the Australian Imperial Forces The Rebirth of International Cricket after the War

Stephen Musk

Published by Red Rose Books, 2023

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After the Great War, there

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Lionel Robinson and the Australian Imperial Forces The Rebirth of International Cricket after the War

Stephen Musk

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Limited edition of 20 copies, signed by the author.

After the Great War, there was a demand for international cricket to be resumed as quickly as possible in the summer of 1919. A fully representative Ashes series proved impossible to organise - instead, a squad of Australian servicemen who were then based in England was put together, known as the Australian Imperial Forces (AIF) side. This squad made a full-length tour of England, playing 28 first class matches in front of large crowds. Their first fixture was against a team raised by Lionel Robinson, which was played at his estate deep in the Norfolk countryside. This book describes the genesis of this, the first international first-class match after the War. It gives a full report of the play, which ended tantalizingly when the AIF, who needed just nine runs to win with two wickets remaining, had to leave to catch a train. The subsequent fortunes of the Australians are also briefly considered.

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Stephen Musk

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After the Great War, there was a demand for international

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Lionel Robinson and the Australian Imperial Forces The Rebirth of International Cricket after the War

Stephen Musk

Published by Red Rose Books, 2023

Original pictorial wrappers. ISBN 9781739321512

(iv) + 52 pages, illustrated.

After the Great War, there was a demand for international cricket to be resumed as quickly as possible in the summer of 1919. A fully representative Ashes series proved impossible to organise - instead, a squad of Australian servicemen who were then based in England was put together, known as the Australian Imperial Forces (AIF) side. This squad made a full-length tour of England, playing 28 first class matches in front of large crowds. Their first fixture was against a team raised by Lionel Robinson, which was played at his estate deep in the Norfolk countryside. This book describes the genesis of this, the first international first-class match after the War. It gives a full report of the play, which ended tantalizingly when the AIF, who needed just nine runs to win with two wickets remaining, had to leave to catch a train. The subsequent fortunes of the Australians are also briefly considered.

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Mold's Marvellous Feat... all-11 wickets in an innings, 1893: K Martin Tebay
  • Mold's Marvellous Feat... all-11 wickets in an innings, 1893: K Martin Tebay
  • Mold's Marvellous Feat... all-11 wickets in an innings, 1893: K Martin Tebay

Mold's Marvellous Feat... all-11 wickets in an innings, 1893: K Martin Tebay

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Victorian Vagaries: Number two.

Mold's Marvellous Feat North and East Ridings of Yorkshire XII v Manchester Club and Ground XII ... 1893

K Martin Tebay

Published in 2023 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

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(iv) + 12 pages, illustrated.

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Victorian Vagaries: Number two.

Mold's Marvellous Feat North and East Ridings of Yorkshire XII v Manchester Club and Ground XII ... 1893

K Martin Tebay

Published in 2023 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

Original A5 card wrappers.

(iv) + 12 pages, illustrated.

Limited edition of 25 copies [sold out], this being an unnumbered, out-of-series copy, signed by Martin Tebay.

Mold’s Marvellous Feat features a short account of the two-day fixture between North & East Ridings of Yorkshire and Manchester Club and Ground at Castleford in 1893. What was originally intended to be an 11-a-side match was changed to 12-a-side due to the contentious inclusion in the home side of George Baker, a Yorkshire-born, Lancashire County professional batsman. This would, ultimately, result in the Lancashire fast bowler Arthur Mold taking all-11 wickets in an innings, including a hat-trick. A quite remarkable achievement.

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The Match that Started a Cricket Revolution. Lancashire CCC v. Leicestershire CCC, 1, 2 May 1963 at Old Trafford, Manchester
  • The Match that Started a Cricket Revolution. Lancashire CCC v. Leicestershire CCC, 1, 2 May 1963 at Old Trafford, Manchester
  • The Match that Started a Cricket Revolution. Lancashire CCC v. Leicestershire CCC, 1, 2 May 1963 at Old Trafford, Manchester
  • The Match that Started a Cricket Revolution. Lancashire CCC v. Leicestershire CCC, 1, 2 May 1963 at Old Trafford, Manchester

The Match that Started a Cricket Revolution. Lancashire CCC v. Leicestershire CCC, 1, 2 May 1963 at Old Trafford, Manchester

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The Match that Started a Cricket Revolution [the first Gillette Cup match] Lancashire CCC v. Leicestershire CCC 1, 2 May 1963 at Old Trafford, Manchester

Roy Cavanagh MBE

Published on 4 May 2023 by Red Rose Books

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(4) + 16 pages.

Issued to celebrate the 60th

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The Match that Started a Cricket Revolution [the first Gillette Cup match] Lancashire CCC v. Leicestershire CCC 1, 2 May 1963 at Old Trafford, Manchester

Roy Cavanagh MBE

Published on 4 May 2023 by Red Rose Books

Original A5 card wrappers.

(4) + 16 pages.

Issued to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the inaugural one day limited overs Gillette Cup cricket match, the booklet features an account of the encounter between Lancashire and Leicestershire at Old Trafford on 1, 2 May 1963. Rain meant that play was spread over two days, with the home side emerging victorious thanks to a fine performance by all-rounder Peter Marner, who scored a century and took three wickets. He was duly awarded the new competition's first "Man of the Match" award by the Kent and England cricketer Frank Woolley.

Only 60 copies printed.

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Hats Off to Dean! Lancashire's record bowling figures.
  • Hats Off to Dean! Lancashire's record bowling figures.
  • Hats Off to Dean! Lancashire's record bowling figures.

Hats Off to Dean! Lancashire's record bowling figures.

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Red Rose Cricket Records: Number four.

Hats Off to Dean!

Lancashire's record bowling figure

K Martin Tebay

Published in 2020 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool, Lancashire

Original A5 card wrappers.

(iv) + 12 pages, illustrated.

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Red Rose Cricket Records: Number four.

Hats Off to Dean!

Lancashire's record bowling figure

K Martin Tebay

Published in 2020 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool, Lancashire

Original A5 card wrappers.

(iv) + 12 pages, illustrated.

Limited edition of 30 copies [sold out], this being an unnumbered, out-of-series copy, signed by Martin Tebay.

The fourth in a series of short-run, limited edition monographs recollecting Red Rose cricket records, this publication recalls the match at Aigburth, Liverpool, between Lancashire and Yorkshire on 10, 11, 12 July 1913. The non-championship first class match, arranged to coincide with the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Liverpool, saw Burnley-born Lancashire professional Harry Dean take 17-91, despite him being embarrassingly absent from the ground when play started. They remain Lancashire’s record bowling figures, the best in Roses history and are the best recorded by any bowler against Yorkshire in first-class cricket.

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JT. First man to score a century in each innings of a first-class match at Old Trafford.
  • JT. First man to score a century in each innings of a first-class match at Old Trafford.
  • JT. First man to score a century in each innings of a first-class match at Old Trafford.

JT. First man to score a century in each innings of a first-class match at Old Trafford.

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Red Rose Cricket Records: Number seven.

JT

John Tommy Tyldesley: First man to score a century in each innings of a first-class match at Old Trafford.

K Martin Tebay

Published by Red Rose Books, Blackpool, Lancashire, 2020

Original A5 card wrappers, new.

(iv) + 12 pages, illustrated.

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Red Rose Cricket Records: Number seven.

JT

John Tommy Tyldesley: First man to score a century in each innings of a first-class match at Old Trafford.

K Martin Tebay

Published by Red Rose Books, Blackpool, Lancashire, 2020

Original A5 card wrappers, new.

(iv) + 12 pages, illustrated.

Limited edition of 30 copies [sold out], this being an unnumbered, out-of-series copy, signed by Martin Tebay.

The seventh in a series of short-run, limited edition monographs recollecting Red Rose cricket records, this publication recalls the first-class match played at Old Trafford, Manchester, on 13, 14, 15 June 1910. The county championship encounter between Lancashire and Hampshire saw John Tommy Tyldesley score two separate hundreds in the match, the first occasion on which any batsman had achieved that rare distinction on the Old Trafford ground.

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Johnny Briggs. First man to score a century and take 10 wickets in a first-class match for Lancashire.
  • Johnny Briggs. First man to score a century and take 10 wickets in a first-class match for Lancashire.
  • Johnny Briggs. First man to score a century and take 10 wickets in a first-class match for Lancashire.
  • Johnny Briggs. First man to score a century and take 10 wickets in a first-class match for Lancashire.

Johnny Briggs. First man to score a century and take 10 wickets in a first-class match for Lancashire.

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Red Rose Cricket Records: Number eight.

Johnny Briggs

First man to score a century and take 10 wickets in a first-class match for Lancashire.

K Martin Tebay

Published on 3 December2020 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool, Lancashire

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Red Rose Cricket Records: Number eight.

Johnny Briggs

First man to score a century and take 10 wickets in a first-class match for Lancashire.

K Martin Tebay

Published on 3 December2020 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool, Lancashire

Original A5 card wrappers.

(iv) + 12 pages, illustrated.

Limited edition of 30 copies [sold out], this being an unnumbered, out-of-series copy, signed by Martin Tebay

The eighth in a series of short-run, limited edition monographs recollecting Red Rose cricket records, this publication recalls the county championship match between Lancashire and Sussex at Old Trafford, Manchester, on 30 June, 1, 2 July 1890. The rain-affected match saw Johnny Briggs, Lancashire’s greatest ever all round cricketer, become the first man to score a century and take 10 wickets in a first class match for the county. The feat has only been performed five times in Lancashire county cricket history: by Briggs in 1890, 1892, and 1893; Len Hopwood in 1933; and Mike Watkinson in 1994.

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Twenty-five All Out!  Lancashire's lowest innings in first-class cricket.
  • Twenty-five All Out!  Lancashire's lowest innings in first-class cricket.
  • Twenty-five All Out!  Lancashire's lowest innings in first-class cricket.
  • Twenty-five All Out!  Lancashire's lowest innings in first-class cricket.

Twenty-five All Out! Lancashire's lowest innings in first-class cricket.

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Red Rose Cricket Records: Number ten

Twenty-five All Out!

Lancashire's lowest innings in first-class cricket

  1. Martin Tebay

Published in 2021 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

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Red Rose Cricket Records: Number ten

Twenty-five All Out!

Lancashire's lowest innings in first-class cricket

  1. Martin Tebay

Published in 2021 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

Original A5 card wrappers.

(iv) + 12 pages, illustrated, new.

Limited edition of 30 copies [sold out], this being an unnumbered, out-of-series copy, signed by Martin Tebay.

‘Twenty-five All Out!’, the tenth and penultimate title in the series, features a record no Lancashire cricketer worth his salt would want to be associated with. It recalls the county match between Lancashire and Derbyshire that took place at Old Trafford on 26, 27 May 1871, an encounter which saw the County Palatine record its lowest ever score in first-class cricket. What’s more, it occurred at the hands of a county making its initial appearance at the highest level of the game.

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