By Michael Burns

ISBN-10: 1785310097

ISBN-13: 9781785310096

due to his discovery of a suite of scrapbooks and memorabilia, author and filmmaker Michael Burns is ready to relate for the 1st time the awesome tale of Surrey and England cricketer Jack Crawford. A schoolboy prodigy who took Edwardian cricket by way of typhoon, the novice all-rounder grew to become Surrey's youngest ever centurion and, at 19 years and 32 days, England's youngest try out participant. besides the fact that, a row over captaining a weakened group opposed to the Australians resulted in a fantastic fallout - and a existence ban by means of his county. Emigration to Australia ensued, the place Crawford validated himself as one of many world's nice all-rounders; but controversy dogged him, off and on the pitch. Having married and abandoned an Adelaide teenage attractiveness, Crawford then dodged involvement within the nice conflict. He lower back to England to divorce, re-marry and fade into middle-aged obscurity, yet no longer ahead of enjoying of the main impressive innings of his life.

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