|About the Book|
J.R. Ellam has selected for career analysis eleven cricketing legends - all from Yorkshire, all from the Huddersfield area, and all born in the 1800s. Yorkshire captains like L. Greenwood and E. Lockwood are joined by batsmen Berry, Thewlis and A. Greenwood. Teamed with the triumvirate of Hirst, Haigh and Hill, they could take on anyone - including W.G. Grace - and win. The details of their lives are fascinating. They had roller-coaster careers, sometimes ending early - like their lives, and their wives, finished by forty. Some retired to coach, some to run pubs, some to keep on running, like the incomparable W. Rhodes. One was his familys last man in, and his mum was his granny! At Headingley, Brammall Lane, Trent Bridge and Lords, these heroes made their mark, and in Australia and South Africa. This valuable work, rich in statistics and contemporary news coverage, keeps their memory alive. Their names will go down linked with the giants of the game.