Group Information At the Circulating Library
Description: The following authors all played cricket. Some, like Arthur Conan Doyle and Hesketh Hesketh-Prichard, competed at the first-class level. Barrie, in particular, organized his own amateur cricket team, the Allahakbarries. Beginning in the 1890s, there were annual Authors vs Artists matches and some Authors vs Publishers matches.
References: Anthony Bateman, Cricket, Literature and Culture: Symbolising the Nation, Destabalising the Empire (Ashgate, 2009); Kevin Telfer, Peter Pan's First XI: The Extraordinary Story of J.M. Barrie's Cricket Team (Sceptre, 2010)