Author Tag: 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)
Robert BarrJ. M. BarrieHorace William BleackleyWilliam Brown ChurchwardAlfred John Henry CochraneGeorge Ralph Fitzroy ColeRobert CollierGeorge Edwin CollinsWilliam Edmund Wood CollinsArthur Conan DoyleAlbany de Grenier de FonblanqueHesketh Hesketh-PrichardErnest William HornungThomas HughesHorace Gordon HutchinsonJerome K. JeromeAlbert KinrossBrook John KnightSir Henry Denis Le MarchantE. V. LucasA. E. W. MasonAllan Noble MonkhouseFrank Frankfort MooreElizabeth de la PastureRev. James PycroftWilliam Lee ReesWalter Charles RhoadesThomas Auriol RobinsonWilliam Frederic TraillWilliam Sylvester WalkerHenry Brereton Marriott WatsonPercy White
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