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ARLOTT, John (Leslie Thomas John), 1914-1991 : THE ECHOING GREEN : CRICKET STUDIES.
London : Longmans, Green & Co., (1952). First edition. Essays on various aspects of cricket, including county cricket, the test grounds, and some individual players - Godfrey Evans, Len Hutton, Keith Miller, Wilfred Wooller, and others.
ARLOTT, John (Leslie Thomas John), 1914-1991 : FRED : PORTRAIT OF A FAST BOWLER.
London : Eyre & Spottiswoode, (1971). First edition. Arlott on the immortal Fred Trueman (1931-2006) - with complete career statistics compiled by Bill Frindall.
ARLOTT, John (Leslie Thomas John), 1914-1991 : GONE TO THE TEST MATCH : PRIMARILY AN ACCOUNT OF THE TEST SERIES OF 1948.
London : Longmans, Green & Co., (1949). First edition. Arlott on the summer of 1948 - Bradman and his Australian tourists, with accounts of the matches and vibrant pen-portraits of the players - "Of the 1948 Australian wicket-keeper [Don Tallon], the surname tells everything - instinctively prehensile, naturally predatory".
DAFT, Richard, 1835-1900 : KINGS OF CRICKET : REMINISCENCES AND ANECDOTES WITH HINTS ON THE GAME.
Bristol : J. W. Arrowsmith, . First edition. An entertaining, wide-ranging and copiously illustrated memoir from Richard Daft of Nottinghamshire and England, whose first-class career extended from 1857 to 1891 - with material on Fuller Pilch, Alfred Mynn, the golden days of the All England XI, William Caffyn, George Parr, John Lillywhite, Tom Hearne, John Wisden, W. G. Grace, touring Canada and the USA, Alfred Shaw, Arthur Shrewsbury, William Gunn, George Lohmann and many more, with portraits of all the leading players, and team photographs of the English teams to America 1859 and Australia 1864, the 1878 Australians, Daft's Canadian team 1879, etc.
HOYLE, Edmond, 1672-1769 : HOYLE'S GAMES IMPROVED; BEING PRACTICAL TREATISES ON WHIST, QUADRILLE, PIQUET, CHESS, BACK-GAMMON, DRAUGHTS, CRICKET, TENNIS, QUINZE, HAZARD, LANSQUENET, BILLIARDS, AND GOFF OR GOLF ...
London : for J. F. & C. Rivington ; T. Payne & Son ; R. Baldwin and others, 1790. An important eighteenth-century edition of Hoyle, revised by Charles Jones - and including for the first time a section on "Goff, or Golf" - "Light Balls are used when playing with the wind, and heavy ones against it". Although compressed into the last few pages of the book, this would appear to be the first extended description of golf in any work of this kind. Also included are sections on cricket (the Star and Garter Rules of 1774), tennis ("a net hangs across the middle"), billiards, etc., as well as whist, chess, backgammon, etc.
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TEMPANY, G.H., (Greville Herbert), 1885-1966 : THE EIGHT DAYS' FEUD.
London : Thomas Nelson & Sons, . Second edition. A schoolboy story with a cricketing theme from G. H. Tempany, himself a schoolmaster. Originally published in 1929.
WORSLEY-GOUGH, Barbara (Barbara Kathleen), 1903-1961 : ALIBI INNINGS.
London : Michael Joseph, (1954). First edition. Her first murder mystery - murder before cricket.
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