04. History of Cricket in Hampshire, 1760-1914

04. History of Cricket in Hampshire, 1760-1914
Hampshire Papers 4: A History of Cricket in Hampshire, 1760-1914
by John Simons (1993)

The role of the Hambledon Cricket Club in the development of the game of cricket in Hampshire and the country as a whole is well known. This paper takes that role as its starting point, recognising its undoubted importance. It proceeds then to outline the main developments in the game in the county until the outbreak of the First World War, and to examine some less well-researched aspects of its history.

The paper considers the growth of village and club cricket and the emergence of school, military and country house teams around the county. It also looks at the establishment of Hampshire County Cricket Club in 1863 and its flowering as a first class team in the 1890s and early years of the twentieth century, when it enjoyed the services of players such as Captain Wynyard, Major Poore, C B Fry and C P Mead.

Physical description 295mm x 210mm; softback; 28 pages.
Published in 1993 by Hampshire County Council.

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