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Overcoming Stigma in Victorian Cricket The Remarkable Story of Francis Terry, Canada’s Mad Vicar

Stephen Musk

Published on 28 July 2022 by Red Rose Books

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Francis Terry was

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Overcoming Stigma in Victorian Cricket The Remarkable Story of Francis Terry, Canada’s Mad Vicar

Stephen Musk

Published on 28 July 2022 by Red Rose Books

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Limited edition of 15 copies, signed by the author.

Francis Terry was educated at Oxford University, where he failed to impress, either as a scholar or a cricketer. He had more success when playing in 10 first-class matches for Somersetshire between 1882 and 1885, even scoring a century against Hampshire. However, he appeared to have left cricket behind him when he trained to be a minister in the Church of England and seemed to be destined for an unremarkable, if worthy, life. Alas, Terry was unfortunate to succumb to severe mental ill health problems and was obliged to stand down from the ministry. Perhaps in search of a new start, he emigrated to Canada in 1891 and started to play cricket once more. He quickly became established as one of the leading batsmen in North America. And, despite his mental problems being common knowledge, he was often selected to represent Canada against the USA. He was even asked to skipper his adopted country on two occasions. Terry continued to suffer from very poor mental health for the rest of his life but successfully battled, and batted, on. He made his last international appearance in 1907, when at the advanced age of 46, and played club cricket until his old age. Given the tremendous stigma attached to mental illness in the 19th century, his story can be described as one of an inspiring triumph over severe adversity. It is hard to imagine that anyone might follow in his footsteps, even in today’s supposedly more enlightened times.

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Stephen Musk

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Francis Terry was educated at Oxford University, where he failed to

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Overcoming Stigma in Victorian Cricket The Remarkable Story of Francis Terry, Canada’s Mad Vicar

Stephen Musk

Published on 28 July 2022 by Red Rose Books

Original pictorial card wrappers.

(iv) + 64 pages, illustrated.

Francis Terry was educated at Oxford University, where he failed to impress, either as a scholar or a cricketer. He had more success when playing in 10 first-class matches for Somersetshire between 1882 and 1885, even scoring a century against Hampshire. However, he appeared to have left cricket behind him when he trained to be a minister in the Church of England and seemed to be destined for an unremarkable, if worthy, life. Alas, Terry was unfortunate to succumb to severe mental ill health problems and was obliged to stand down from the ministry. Perhaps in search of a new start, he emigrated to Canada in 1891 and started to play cricket once more. He quickly became established as one of the leading batsmen in North America. And, despite his mental problems being common knowledge, he was often selected to represent Canada against the USA. He was even asked to skipper his adopted country on two occasions. Terry continued to suffer from very poor mental health for the rest of his life but successfully battled, and batted, on. He made his last international appearance in 1907, when at the advanced age of 46, and played club cricket until his old age. Given the tremendous stigma attached to mental illness in the 19th century, his story can be described as one of an inspiring triumph over severe adversity. It is hard to imagine that anyone might follow in his footsteps, even in today’s supposedly more enlightened times.

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‘Cricket! A Grand Match’. XXII of the Isle of Man v. Lancashire County XI ... 1888
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Against the Odds. No. 5.

‘Cricket! A Grand Match’

XXII of the Isle of Man v. Lancashire County XI 27, 28 August 1888 at Pulrose Park, Douglas, Isle of Man

K Martin Tebay

Published on Thursday, 30 June 2022 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

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Against the Odds. No. 5.

‘Cricket! A Grand Match’

XXII of the Isle of Man v. Lancashire County XI 27, 28 August 1888 at Pulrose Park, Douglas, Isle of Man

K Martin Tebay

Published on Thursday, 30 June 2022 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

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‘After the completion of their final county match of the 1888 summer a Lancashire County XI sailed from Liverpool to the Isle of Man to play a two day match against XXII of the island. The visiting eleven included Dick Barlow, “Monkey” Hornby, Dick Pilling, and Alec Watson. However, it was a relatively unknown member of the Lancashire groundstaff who stole the honours. Workington-born Thomas Irving recorded figures of 15/29 and 13/44 as the hosts were comprehensively defeated. Around 2,000 spectators attended the first day’s play, and the match was deemed such a success that the fixture was repeated the following summer.’

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Softback edition - Len Hopwood. His Career with Lancashire CCC and England. An Appreciation
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Len Hopwood His Career with Lancashire CCC and England An Appreciation

Roy Cavanagh MBE

Published on 9 June 2022 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

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This is the story of the career of Len Hopwood, one of Lancashire’s finest inter-war

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Len Hopwood His Career with Lancashire CCC and England An Appreciation

Roy Cavanagh MBE

Published on 9 June 2022 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

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iv + 72 pages, illustrated.

This is the story of the career of Len Hopwood, one of Lancashire’s finest inter-war cricketers. The only Lancashire cricketer to achieve the double of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets in a single season of first-class cricket on two separate occasions, he won three County Championships with Lancashire, in 1928, 1930, and 1934, ending his career in 1939 with 15,548 runs and 673 wickets to his name. After the war, he became a respected journalist and in later life served on the County’s committee before, in 1980, he became the first former Lancashire professional to be elected President of the Club.

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Len Hopwood His Career with Lancashire CCC and England An Appreciation

Roy Cavanagh MBE

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Len Hopwood His Career with Lancashire CCC and England An Appreciation

Roy Cavanagh MBE

Published on 9 June 2022 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool.

Original A5 pictorial hard cloth.

iv + 72 pages, illustrated.

Hardback edition limited edition of 15 copies, signed by the author.

This is the story of the career of Len Hopwood, one of Lancashire’s finest inter-war cricketers. The only Lancashire cricketer to achieve the double of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets in a single season of first-class cricket on two separate occasions, he won three County Championships with Lancashire, in 1928, 1930, and 1934, ending his career in 1939 with 15,548 runs and 673 wickets to his name. After the war, he became a respected journalist and in later life served on the County’s committee before, in 1980, he became the first former Lancashire professional to be elected President of the Club.

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Two Men for All Seasons. The Story of Harry Makepeace and Jack Sharp
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Two Men for All Seasons The Story of Harry Makepeace and Jack Sharp Dual Internationals at Football and Cricket also Legends of Everton F.C. and Lancashire C.C.C.

Roy Cavanagh MBE

Published in 2011 by the Author

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Two Men for All Seasons The Story of Harry Makepeace and Jack Sharp Dual Internationals at Football and Cricket also Legends of Everton F.C. and Lancashire C.C.C.

Roy Cavanagh MBE

Published in 2011 by the Author

Original decorative A5 card wrappers.

vi + 96 pages, illustrated.

Signed by Roy Cavanagh to the title page; I believe only 200 copies were printed.

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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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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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The Life of John Briggs... (RRB facsimile reprint, 2000)
  • The Life of John Briggs... (RRB facsimile reprint, 2000)
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The Life of John Briggs... Anecdotes, Recollections, Astounding Feats with Bat and Ball ...

Herbert Turner

Originally published in 1902

Red Rose Books facsimile reprint published in 2000

Introduction by Gerry Wolstenholme

xii + 44 pages + (20) pages of adverts, illustrated, portrait

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The Life of John Briggs... Anecdotes, Recollections, Astounding Feats with Bat and Ball ...

Herbert Turner

Originally published in 1902

Red Rose Books facsimile reprint published in 2000

Introduction by Gerry Wolstenholme

xii + 44 pages + (20) pages of adverts, illustrated, portrait frontispiece.

Limited edition number 176 of 200 copies, signed and numbered by Gerry Wolstenholme

Original maroon cloth and dustwrapper.

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'The stirring deeds of the 'Boy' Briggs on the cricket field would always be remembered as his infectious love for the game of cricket endeared him to spectators and players alike.'

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RICHARD BOYS
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RICHARD BOYS

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Richard Boys

Lesser-known Lancashire County Cricket Club First-class Cricketers. No. 1.

K Martin Tebay

Published in 2018 by Red Rose Books

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This is the first in a

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Richard Boys

Lesser-known Lancashire County Cricket Club First-class Cricketers. No. 1.

K Martin Tebay

Published in 2018 by Red Rose Books

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(4) + 28 pages, illustrated.

Limited edition of 40 copies, signed and numbered by K. Martin Tebay.

This is the first in a series of cricketing monographs that will concentrate on the more obscure and lesser-known cricketers who have appeared in first-class cricket for Lancashire County Cricket Club. The initial subject, Richard Boys, was a renowned cricketer for Burnley Cricket Club during the latter part of the nineteenth century. A noted batsman and wicket-keeper, he would appear in only one first-class match, being selected to appear for the Lancashire County XI in their fixture against MCC at Lord’s on 7, 8 June 1877. Scottish by birth, his cricketing journey from the Lancashire mill town of Burnley to the hallowed turf of Lord’s via Massachusetts, and his prominent status in the early years of the Lancashire Cricket League, is noteworthy and ultimately tragic.

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Reminiscences of David Hunter. The Genial Yorkshire Stumper (RRB facsimile reprint, 2001)
  • Reminiscences of David Hunter. The Genial Yorkshire Stumper (RRB facsimile reprint, 2001)
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Reminiscences of David Hunter. The Genial Yorkshire Stumper (RRB facsimile reprint, 2001)

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Reminiscences of David Hunter. The Genial Yorkshire Stumper

Originally published in 1909

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Reminiscences of David Hunter. The Genial Yorkshire Stumper

Originally published in 1909

Published in 2001 by Red Rose Books, Bolton, the book is here reprinted in exact facsimile with a new introduction by Gerry Wolstenholme

Original hard cloth and dustwrapper.

(2) + vi + 48 pages, illustrated.

A near fine copy.

Limited edition number 73 of 200 copies, signed and numbered by Gerry Wolstenholme.

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The tour of the Gentlemen of Philadelphia 1884 (RRB facsimile reprint, 2002)
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The tour of the Gentlemen of Philadelphia 1884 (RRB facsimile reprint, 2002)

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The Tour of the “Gentlemen of Philadelphia” in Great Britain in 1884 ... by One of the Committee [John Pugh Green]

Originally published in 1897

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The Tour of the “Gentlemen of Philadelphia” in Great Britain in 1884 ... by One of the Committee [John Pugh Green]

Originally published in 1897

Published by Red Rose Books in 2002 in exact facsimile with the addition of a new introduction by Gerry Wolstenholme

Original blue cloth and dustwrapper.

x + 90 pages, illustrated.

A near fine copy.

Limited edition number 179 of 200 copies, signed and numbered by Gerry Wolstenholme

‘The visit was primarily educational but it was also profitable and successful, the team winning eight of their 18 matches. They were popular tourists and paved the way for future Philadelphia sides to tour England.’

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Lancashire County Cricket (RRB facsimile reprint, 2000)
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Lancashire County Cricket (RRB facsimile reprint, 2000)

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Lancashire County Cricket

Full Scores and Bowling Analyses...

F Reynolds

Originally published in 1882

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Lancashire County Cricket

Full Scores and Bowling Analyses...

F Reynolds

Originally published in 1882

Published by Red Rose Books in 2000 in exact facsimile with the addition of a new, expansive introduction by Gerry Wolstenholme

Original hard cloth and dustwrapper.

xxv + 190 pages, frontispiece.

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Limited edition number 87 of 100 copies, signed & numbered by Gerry Wolstenholme.

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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

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

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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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

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iv + 64 pages, illustrated.

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

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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 hard cloth.

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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Richard Gorton Barlow. 101 - North of England XI v. The Australians ... 1884.
  • Richard Gorton Barlow. 101 - North of England XI v. The Australians ... 1884.
  • Richard Gorton Barlow. 101 - North of England XI v. The Australians ... 1884.
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Richard Gorton Barlow. 101 - North of England XI v. The Australians ... 1884.

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Initial Century in First-class cricket: Number one

Richard Gorton Barlow 101 - North of England XI v. The Australians, 1, 2, 3 September 1884 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham

K Martin Tebay

Published on 24 February 2022 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

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Initial Century in First-class cricket: Number one

Richard Gorton Barlow 101 - North of England XI v. The Australians, 1, 2, 3 September 1884 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham

K Martin Tebay

Published on 24 February 2022 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

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

An account of the first-class match between a North of England XI and The Australians played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, on 1, 2, 3 September 1884. Lancashire’s Dick Barlow performed splendidly with both bat and ball, taking 10 wickets in the match and scoring a century in the North’s second innings. Rather surprisingly, this was the Bolton-born cricketer’s initial century in first-class cricket, in what was his 374th innings at the highest level of the game.

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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.
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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.
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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 in 2021 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

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An Historic Tie

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

Gerry Wolstenholme

Published in 2021 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

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

Gerry Wolstenholme

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(iv) + 176 pages, illustrated.

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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 in 2021 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

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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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

Published in 2021 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

Original A5 pictorial hardback.

(iv) + 176 pages, illustrated.

Overall limited edition of 100 copies

The first 19 copies issued as a

UK post free, please e-mail for overseas postage charges

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

Gerry Wolstenholme

Published in 2021 by Red Rose Books, Blackpool

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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Signed limited edition - Trumper Triumphant. His final first-class century in England, Blackpool 1909
  • Signed limited edition - Trumper Triumphant. His final first-class century in England, Blackpool 1909
  • Signed limited edition - Trumper Triumphant. His final first-class century in England, Blackpool 1909

Signed limited edition - Trumper Triumphant. His final first-class century in England, Blackpool 1909

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Trumper Triumphant His final first-class century in England, Blackpool 1909

Gerry Wolstenholme

Published in 2002 by Red Rose Books

Original hard cloth and dustwrapper.

Small 8vo x + 86 pages, illustrated.

Limited edition number 142 of 150 copies, signed and numbered by Gerry Wolstenholme.

An

UK post free, please e-mail for overseas postage charges

Trumper Triumphant His final first-class century in England, Blackpool 1909

Gerry Wolstenholme

Published in 2002 by Red Rose Books

Original hard cloth and dustwrapper.

Small 8vo x + 86 pages, illustrated.

Limited edition number 142 of 150 copies, signed and numbered by Gerry Wolstenholme.

An England XI v The Australians at Whitegate Park, Blackpool ... the book follows the game with a sprinkling of biographical detail on Trumper that brings back to life on of Australia's immortal cricketers.

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