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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.

BREAKING NEWS

Arthur Haygarth’s SCORES AND BIOGRAPHIES Volume 21 (XXI)

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 806 scores (111 more than 1883) and 107 biographies, 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 298 of these scores in some form with many errors and omissions – e.g. minus the bowling figures, accurate extras, &c. – including the 150 first class matches of 1884. In other words this volume offers 508 matches with scores that are not available elsewhere in printed form, including all MCC, IZ, Orleans Club and Sheffield Park matches, with all of the All England encounters. Matches involving both the Australian and Philadelphians who toured that year feature prominently. England also visited Australia at the end of 1884 and their matches in 1884 are also fully covered. Players from these teams also played in other teams as part of their preparations (and/or after the official matches were concluded) and these are all included for the first time in any publication. Volume 21 as usual has reports of the AGMs of all the Counties and MCC – which this year include the new laws of cricket (The Amended Code) which provided for the first time a result based on the first innings of a one day match and allowed 5 or 6 balls to be used for each over, although 4 remained the figure for matches of more than one day, plus many items on cricket throughout the world. The book has 686 pages – an increase of 10% since 1883. The price is £125, including postage and packing.

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HAYGARTH AT HARROW

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.

SECONDHAND BOOKS

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Highlight

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 £20. 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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