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 Barr
J. M. Barrie
Horace William Bleackley
William Brown Churchward
Alfred John Henry Cochrane
George Ralph Fitzroy Cole
Robert Collier
George Edwin Collins
William Edmund Wood Collins
Arthur Conan Doyle
Albany de Grenier de Fonblanque
Hesketh Hesketh-Prichard
Ernest William Hornung
Thomas Hughes
Horace Gordon Hutchinson
Jerome K. Jerome
Albert Kinross
Brook John Knight
Sir Henry Denis Le Marchant
E. V. Lucas
A. E. W. Mason
Allan Noble Monkhouse
Frank Frankfort Moore
Elizabeth de la Pasture
Rev. James Pycroft
William Lee Rees
Walter Charles Rhoades
Thomas Auriol Robinson
William Frederic Traill
William Sylvester Walker
Henry Brereton Marriott Watson
Percy White

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