Group Information At the Circulating Library

Group: Cricketers

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)

  1. Barr, Robert
  2. Barrie, J. M.
  3. Bleackley, Horace William
  4. Churchward, William Brown
  5. Cochrane, Alfred John Henry
  6. Collins, William Edmund Wood
  7. Doyle, Arthur Conan
  8. Hesketh-Prichard, Hesketh
  9. Hornung, Ernest William
  10. Hughes, Thomas
  11. Hutchinson, Horace Gordon
  12. Jerome, Jerome K.
  13. Kinross, Albert
  14. Lucas, E. V.
  15. Mason, A. E. W.
  16. Monkhouse, Allan Noble
  17. Moore, Frank Frankfort
  18. Pycroft, Rev. James
  19. Rees, William Lee
  20. Robinson, Thomas Auriol
  21. Traill, William Frederic
  22. Watson, Henry Brereton Marriott