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By Michael Burns

ISBN-10: 1785310097

ISBN-13: 9781785310096

due to his discovery of a suite of scrapbooks and memorabilia, author and filmmaker Michael Burns is ready to relate for the 1st time the notable tale of Surrey and England cricketer Jack Crawford. A schoolboy prodigy who took Edwardian cricket via hurricane, the beginner all-rounder grew to become Surrey's youngest ever centurion and, at 19 years and 32 days, England's youngest attempt participant. despite the fact that, a row over captaining a weakened workforce opposed to the Australians ended in a striking fallout - and a lifestyles ban through his county. Emigration to Australia ensued, the place Crawford proven himself as one of many world's nice all-rounders; but controversy dogged him, off and on the pitch. Having married and abandoned an Adelaide teenage attractiveness, Crawford then dodged involvement within the nice battle. He lower back to England to divorce, re-marry and fade into middle-aged obscurity, yet no longer earlier than enjoying of the main outstanding innings of his life.

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