Hampshire Cricket Miscellany collects together all the vital information you never knew you needed to know about the county. In these pages you will find irresistible anecdotes and the most mindblowing stats and facts. Heard the one about the batsman who played on with only half a bat, the benefit match that started at midnight, or the player who escaped the attentions of an irate bull by playing his double bass? How about the time policeman John Arlott fielded as a substitute in borrowed flannels and oversize boots? Do you know where cricket's first triple century was scored? When the team lay flat on the pitch to escape a swarm of bees? Or the age of the club's oldest player? All these stories and hundreds more appear in a brilliantly researched collection of trivia - essential for any fan who holds the riches of the county's history close to their heart.
Alan Edwards is the author of Hampshire Cricket On This Day, Milestones of Hampshire Cricket and Regency Buck, a biography of the county's legendary captain Lionel Tennyson. Editor of the Hampshire Cricket Society Newsletter since 1982, Alan has also contributed to The Hampshire Handbook, Hampshire: The County Magazine and The Cricket Statistician.