Final Wicket : Test and First Class Cricketers Killed in the Great War. (eBook, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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Final Wicket : Test and First Class Cricketers Killed in the Great War.

Author: Nigel McCrery
Publisher: Havertown : Pen and Sword, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While cricket remains a national game today, at the beginning of the Twentieth Century, it was THE national game. Cricketers were the sporting icons of their age, as footballers are today. When the call to arms was made in 1914 and the years of war that followed, it was answered in droves by young men including Test and First Class cricketers. The machine guns and gas of the Western Front and other theatres did not  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McCrery, Nigel.
Final Wicket : Test and First Class Cricketers Killed in the Great War.
Havertown : Pen and Sword, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel McCrery
ISBN: 9781473864191 1473864194
OCLC Number: 1052564210
Description: 1 online resource (497 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgements; Preface; A.E.J. Collins; 1914; 1915; 1916; 1917; 1918.

Abstract:

While cricket remains a national game today, at the beginning of the Twentieth Century, it was THE national game. Cricketers were the sporting icons of their age, as footballers are today. When the call to arms was made in 1914 and the years of war that followed, it was answered in droves by young men including Test and First Class cricketers. The machine guns and gas of the Western Front and other theatres did not discriminate and many hundreds of these star performers perished alongside their lesser known comrades. The author has researched the lives and deaths of over 200 top class cricketer.

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