Significant 19th-century Cricket Matches in Bolton
Bolton Club and Ground XI v. Nottingham Commercial XI
Back-o'th'-Bank cricket ground on 23, 24 May 1873
K Martin Tebay
Published in 2018 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 second in a series of cricketing monographs on significant 19th-century cricket matches played in Bolton, When Arthur met “Mac” is an account of the “Grand Cricket Match” that took place between a Bolton Club and Ground XI and a Nottingham Commercial XI at the Back o’th’-Bank cricket ground on 23, 24 May 1873. On opposing sides were two Nottinghamshire-born cricketers, one famous, the other soon to be famous. One the renowned Lancashire County and Bolton Cricket Club fast bowler Will McIntyre, often referred to by the cricketing folk of Bolton and its surrounding districts as “McIntyre the Famous,” or, more prosaically, “Mac,” the other a young batsman named Arthur Shrewsbury. McIntyre would dismiss Shrewsbury in both innings - but not before the 17 year old had made a favourable impression.
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