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Local Heroes John Shawcroft

Local Heroes

John Shawcroft

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ISBN : 9781899807352
Paperback
256 pages
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In the 1930s Derbyshire broke the mould of English cricket, ending the monopoly of the Big Six. It was a remarkable decade which peaked with the capturing of the County Championship in 1936.What made it more exceptional was that the team was almostMoreIn the 1930s Derbyshire broke the mould of English cricket, ending the monopoly of the Big Six. It was a remarkable decade which peaked with the capturing of the County Championship in 1936.What made it more exceptional was that the team was almost entirely home-grown. Most [players] came from the coalfields that straddle the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire border, an area that also produced Harold Larwood and Bill Voce.Author John Shawcroft, a Derbyshire man who was for 20 years editor of the Ripley and Heanor News, has written four previous book on Derbyshire cricket. Two histories, an account of the 1904 match with Essex The Rise and Fall of Percy Perrin and Derbyshire Bowlers. He still works part-time as a journalist and lives in Ripley.NB: The front cover carries the strap-line The Story of the Derbyshire Team Which Won the County Championship but the title page is simply as the book is catalogued here.