Group Information At the Circulating Library

Group: 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)

  1. Barr, Robert
  2. Barrie, J. M.
  3. Bleackley, Horace William
  4. Churchward, William Brown
  5. Cochrane, Alfred John Henry
  6. Cole, George Ralph Fitzroy
  7. Collins, George Edwin
  8. Collins, William Edmund Wood
  9. Doyle, Arthur Conan
  10. Fonblanque, Albany de Grenier de
  11. Hesketh-Prichard, Hesketh
  12. Hornung, Ernest William
  13. Hughes, Thomas
  14. Hutchinson, Horace Gordon
  15. Jerome, Jerome K.
  16. Kinross, Albert
  17. Le Marchant, Sir Henry Denis
  18. Lucas, E. V.
  19. Mason, A. E. W.
  20. Monkhouse, Allan Noble
  21. Moore, Frank Frankfort
  22. Pasture, Elizabeth de la
  23. Pycroft, Rev. James
  24. Rees, William Lee
  25. Robinson, Thomas Auriol
  26. Traill, William Frederic
  27. Watson, Henry Brereton Marriott
  28. White, Percy