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

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Arthur Haygarth’s SCORES AND BIOGRAPHIES Volume 20 (XX) - Time Limited Subscription Offer

This volume, which covers the year 1883, is now ready for production but I say again “proposed” because costs of production coupled with the nature of this niche market mean that the only viable way forward is to offer the book on a time limited subscription basis, as before.

As such, I would like to invite you to register your interest as a subscriber to this next volume by completing the order form, which you can download from the link at the end of this announcement, and returning it with your payment as soon as possible and by 30 November 2015 at the latest. I will need a minimum of 100 orders to guarantee production of the book. No cheques will be cashed or credit/debit card monies taken until that figure is reached. Regrettably, if I do not achieve this minimum, the project will not be viable and all vouchers and cheques will be returned.

The volume will contain a numbered limitation page signed by me as editor and also a list of subscribers. The specification of the book will be as for previous volumes. It contains 695 scores, plus all the Haygarth notes which, particularly with the great matches, tell you more than the standard texts. Wisden, Green and Red Lillywhites plus Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game have only 270 of these scores in some form – e.g. minus the bowling figures, extras, &c. and with several errors – including the 111 first class matches of 1883. In other words this volume offers 425 matches with scores that are not available elsewhere in printed form, including all MCC and IZ matches with all of the All England matches (including one of the elusive Skegness games that should have been in a previous volume). Volume 20 also has reports of the AGMs of all the Counties and MCC, plus many items on cricket throughout the world. Interestingly it also includes the draft laws of the game for the 1884 season. Importantly in this instance also three unpublished 18th Century scores involving Marylebone, White Conduit and Berkshire with Harris, recently discovered and exclusively made available to this Haygarth volume. There are also 112 biographies of players when they first appeared. The book has 637 pages, similar to the previous volume, and its price is again £110, including postage and packing.

Please download the order form (.doc file).


I am working on a book which will show the full scores of all the matches that Arthur Haygarth played whilst at school. These include all the house matches as well as the more important encounters with Eton, Harrow, MCC &c. and will include biographies of all the 186 players who appeared with him. Using newly discovered Haygarth material from Lord’s and using the original scorebooks from Harrow school this provides a fascinating insight into how in the 1840s the team went about finding players who at Lord’s could beat both Eton and Winchester, schools at that time who had considerably more pupils than Harrow.


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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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