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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)

This Volume, which covers the year 1883, is now available in a strictly limited edition of 175 copies. If you have not seen one of this series they contain in almost unbelievable detail facts and information about the history of the game. Most of the previous nineteen volumes are sold out but I do have a number of copies of Volumes I and 2 available at £5 each. If, however, you are seriously considering purchasing the latest volume but are unsure about making a final decision I am prepared to let you have them for simply the cost of the postage and packing which is £5. Please note there are only a few available as most have been sold before publication.

This volume contains a numbered limitation page signed by me as editor. This is a hardback book with dustwrapper. 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 Importantly in this instance also three unpublished 18th Century scores involving Marylebone, White Conduit and Berkshire with Harris, recently discovered and exclusively made available to this Haygarth volume.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 651 pages, similar to the previous volume, and its price is again £110, including postage and packing.

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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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