About this book
A fascinating examination of cricket in the 19th century, from the author of "Austerity Britain" and "Family Britain". Focuses on the 50th birthday of WG Grace, in July 1858, which saw the beginning of a 3 day match between the Establishment and the Players.
On a hot morning in July 1898, the sporting world gathered at Lord's to celebrate the fiftieth birthday of WG Grace, the greatest cricketer the game has ever seen. Grace was cheered onto the field by a packed crowd as he captained the Gentlemen, the privileged old guard of the Establishment.
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