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