George Raikes: ‘Muscular Christianity?’


by Stephen Musk
Stephen Musk, the author of two previous ‘Lives in Cricket’ (Michael Falcon and Lionel Robinson) has made it a trio of Norfolk-related biographies. As in his earlier books, Stephen shows his mastery of the sources to link the man to his age and to reveal 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 captained Norfolk to two Minor County Championships before the First World War.

This book is also available in one of two discounted packages on Cricketing Clerics: Package A also features Frank Gillingham and Edmund Carter, and Package B comprises Raikes and Gillingham.