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BOOKSELLER AND PUBLISHER of historical cricket books, particularly the works of Arthur Haygarth.

Have a look at the titles available to purchase, including the Scores and Biographies of cricket historian Arthur Haygarth, or visit the Other Publications section for titles from Arthur's biographer, the bookseller and publisher Roger Heavens.


Arthur Haygarth’s SCORES AND BIOGRAPHIES Volume 19 (XIX) - 1882 (just published - ONLY TWO LEFT)

Read a review of Scores and Biographies Volume 19 (XIX) on CricketWeb

This book will be published later this year (2014). It will be a hardback limited edition of 175 copies with dustwrapper available to subscribers, whose names will be printed in the volume, only. All copies will be individually numbered and signed by me as editor. It is compiled using Haygarth’s original MS held at Lords. Where Haygarth did not manage to locate the full scores further research, using the wonders of modern communication, has where possible filled the gaps.

Volume 19 of S&B has 661 scores, plus all the Haygarth notes which, particularly with the big games, tell you more than the standard texts. Wisden, Green and Red Lillywhites plus Cricket A Weekly Record of the Game have only 210 of these scores in some form – e.g. minus the figures for bowling, extras, etc. and with several errors – including the 137 first class matches of 1882. Volume 19 also has reports of the AGMs of all the counties, plus items on cricket in the US and Australia. Both games in Ceylon are there – the England players were travelling to Australia when their ship collided with another and had to berth in Ceylon for repairs. The first ever match in Columbia is also included. As such, there are 451 matches with scores that are not available elsewhere in printed form, including all MCC and IZ games with all of the All England games (bar Skegness, which I cannot locate although the score is printed). A few are on CricketArchive – but less than 10 percent, I would say. There are also 83 biographies of players when they first appeared.

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Cotswold Cricket Museum

This important little cricket museum in Stow-on-the-Wold which it was felt may have to close is definitely staying open for the time being but it desperately needs everybody to support it to ensure that for the future. Andy Collier has started a friends scheme and I urge you to become a member. The Museum is on my links page but you can also click here to download an application form.


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In 2009 Sussex CCC formed a Charitable Trust to take full responsibility for all the club’s many historic treasures. Their Terms of Reference are simply to protect them, add to them and enable people to enjoy them, whilst encouraging as many young people as possible to explore the wonderful world of cricket.

This is a very worthwhile project and I would encourage all my customers to become members – the cost of which is only £15. Please look at my links page for the link.

About Roger Heavens

Biographer of Arthur Haygarth
Roger Heavens

Roger Heavens was born in 1948 in East Ham, London. His paternal grandfather used to tell him about watching Ranji batting at Hastings and hitting the pavilion clock. After moving to Sussex, aged seven, Roger developed a lifelong love of cricket.

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