Horace Snary: Resolute Rutlander – AVAILABLE FROM AUTHOR


by Jonathan Farmer

This publication is no longer available from ACS stock, but the author, Jonathan Farmer, still has copies available for purchase, and can be contacted by email at jonathan.farmer17@gmail.com

For several seasons between the wars, Horace Snary formed an important part of the Leicestershire bowling attack. His record is significant for its extreme economy: during the 20th century, no regular bowler in English first-class cricket gave away less than his miserly 1.72 runs per over.

But it was remarkable that he could play at all, his lungs being permanently damaged by severe gassing during the Battle of Cambrai in 1917. Compelled by injury to leave the county game early, he returned to play village cricket with pronounced success until late middle-age.

Assisted by access to the family archive, this book explores the challenging life of a respected journeyman professional.

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