New PDF release: A Flick of the Fingers: The Chequered Life and Career of

By Michael Burns

due to his discovery of a set of scrapbooks and memorabilia, author and filmmaker Michael Burns is ready to relate for the 1st time the awesome tale of Surrey and England cricketer Jack Crawford. A schoolboy prodigy who took Edwardian cricket by means of hurricane, the novice all-rounder turned Surrey's youngest ever centurion and, at 19 years and 32 days, England's youngest try participant. notwithstanding, a row over captaining a weakened group opposed to the Australians resulted in a excellent fallout - and a existence ban by means of his county. Emigration to Australia ensued, the place Crawford validated 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 good looks, Crawford then dodged involvement within the nice struggle. He lower back to England to divorce, re-marry and fade into middle-aged obscurity, yet no longer sooner than taking part in of the main impressive innings of his life.

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