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ISBN: 9780857043412
AUTHOR: Andrew Hignell
Glamorgan Cricketers 1889-1920
Glamorgan Cricketers 1889-1920
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This lavishly illustrated book features the 240 men who played for the Welsh county between the Club’s formation in 1888 and their elevation into the County Championship in 1921.

It includes people such as Norman Riches and Tom Whittington who were pivotal figures in the bid for first-class status, as well as others such as Jack Brain who oversaw the development of the Club during the 1890s as they entered the Minor County Championship.

Due prominence is also given to other star players from these early years, including Harry Creber – the most successful bowler in the Minor County competition before the outbreak of the Great War.

It features other talented professionals plus the one-match wonders who played, with little effect for the Club, as it strove for higher recognition.

Others who gave their lives for King and Country during the War, and several of Glamorgan’s inaugural County Championship team in 1921 are also featured in a fascinating story of the medics, vicars, teachers, servicemen, accountants, solicitors, estate agents, and assorted businessmen who all freely gave their time to play alongside the hard-nosed professionals and helped establish Glamorgan as a fully-fledged county cricket team.

Andrew Hignell is the 1st XI Scorer and Archivist to Glamorgan County Cricket Club which is Wales’ sole representative in county cricket. He read Geography at Exeter University, before undertaking a Ph.D in the subject at Cardiff University and subsequently taught at schools in Devon, Somerset and South Wales, besides working for BBC Radio Wales on their coverage of Glamorgan cricket.

In 2004 Andrew took up his full-time post with Glamorgan and oversaw the creation of the CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket at the Club’s headquarters in Cardiff. In 2014 the Museum won the Kieran Hegarty Memorial Prize for Innovation at the Celtic Media Festival, whilst in 2018 it became the first fully-accredited cricket museum in the UK. Andrew is the author of over 30 books on cricket and is acknowledged as the leading authority on the history of cricket in Wales.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 9780857043412, hardback, 210x148mm, 360 pages. Published September 2019.

Somerset Cricketers 1971 - 2000Somerset Cricketers 1971 - 2000 - £16.99
This is the fourth volume in the award-winning series outlining the life of each man who has played first-class cricket for Somerset.Stephen Hill continues the series aided here by Julian Wyatt.
Somerset Cricketers 1946-1970Somerset Cricketers 1946-1970 - £16.99
This is the third volume by Stephen Hill and Barry Phillips in a series outlining the lives of each man who has played first-class cricket for Somerset. The first two books were widely praised as hugely informative and very readable accounts of the history of cricket in the county, with engaging detours into social history. Somerset Cricketers 1946–1970 continues in the same vein and is sure to delight anyone with an interest in this fascinating club.
Somerset Cricketers 1919 - 1939Somerset Cricketers 1919 - 1939 - £16.99
Somerset Cricketers 1919 – 1939 continues the authors’ compelling odyssey through the early history of cricket in the county. Having previously introduced readers to the lives of the men who played for Somerset prior to the First World War, Stephen Hill and Barry Phillips now turn their attention to those who made their debut between the wars.
Somerset Cricketers 1882-1914Somerset Cricketers 1882-1914 - £16.99
Researched with forensic attention to detail but written with real warmth and an eye to readability by Stephen Hill with additional research by Barry Phillips, Somerset Cricketers 1882 – 1914 contains richly-illustrated and hugely informative biographies of each of the 227 cricketers who appeared for Somerset before the First World War.
 
 
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