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. George Edwin Collins
  8. William Edmund Wood Collins
  9. Arthur Conan Doyle
  10. Albany de Grenier de Fonblanque
  11. Hesketh Hesketh-Prichard
  12. Ernest William Hornung
  13. Thomas Hughes
  14. Horace Gordon Hutchinson
  15. Jerome K. Jerome
  16. Albert Kinross
  17. Sir Henry Denis Le Marchant
  18. E. V. Lucas
  19. A. E. W. Mason
  20. Allan Noble Monkhouse
  21. Frank Frankfort Moore
  22. Elizabeth de la Pasture
  23. Rev. James Pycroft
  24. William Lee Rees
  25. Thomas Auriol Robinson
  26. William Frederic Traill
  27. Henry Brereton Marriott Watson
  28. Percy White