Firsts, Lasts & Onlys®: Cricket

Cricket is a sport played all over the world - one has only to consult that yellow-jacketed bible of the sport Wisden Cricketers' Almanack each April to read international accounts of the sport - but it is most popular in those parts of the world where the English have had the most influence which probably explains why it has never really taken off in Scotland or the United States of America.

This small book is not intended to be a history of cricket but it will hopefully find favour with cricket fans young and old as they dip into tales of cricketers past and present. The book can be read in one sitting or dipped into at will or even used as a quiz book during the lunch or tea intervals or those interminable times in English summers when bad light or rain stops play.
If you intend to use it as quiz book, then these posers might get you started…

  • When was the first County Championship match to be rained off?
  • Why do pink balls fare better than white ones?
  • Who the only player to twice break the world record for the highest individual score in First Class cricket?
  • Who was the first professional cricketer to captain England? (The year before he was also the first Test batsman given out for obstructing the field!)
  • Which two countries took part in the first international outside the British Isles?





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