Cricketing Clerics Package A SOLD OUT


Frank Gillingham has now sold out; Reverend ES Carter and George Raikes remain available.

Anthony Bradbury’s latest work, Frank Gillingham: Clerical Cricketer or Cricketing Clergyman? describes a stylish attacking batsman for Essex either side of the First World War who was also a London curate for many years. His accomplishments included a double-century at Lord’s and duty as Chaplain to the Royal Household, as well as a role in some of the first live radio broadcasts on cricket.

Bradbury has also written the biography of Reverend ES Carter: A Yorkshire Cricketing Cleric, who introduced Lord Hawke to Yorkshire cricket. Although he appeared in only a handful of first-class matches for Yorkshire, Edmund Carter played for Oxford University in the 1860s, in Victoria as a young man, and in West London, before the bulk of his life’s work as a clergyman in the shadow of York Minster.

In George Raikes: Muscular Christianity? Stephen Musk tells the story of a man of many parts: Raikes kept goal for Oxford University and England at football before becoming a vicar and an early googly bowler. In his cricket career, Raikes led Norfolk to two Minor County Championships before the First World War.

Frank Gillingham is also available in one of two further discounted packages, either with George Raikes or with Reverend ES Carter.

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