Forty Seasons of First-Class Cricket

Richard Gorton BARLOW (1851 - 1919)

R. G. "Dick" Barlow was one of the most accomplished all-round cricketers of the late 19th Century. For many years he opened the batting with A. N. Hornby for Lancashire and England, often acting as a "stonewaller" who "carried his bat through the innings" while his teammates hit out for runs. He also excelled with the ball and delights in telling his readers how he dismissed his contemporary W. G. Grace more often than most. Barlow's 40 years in club, county, and test cricket are recounted with an attention to detail befitting a first class cricketer and umpire. Listeners who prefer their sports autobiographies to be more anecdotal than statistical might do well to start with the three chapters on Barlow's Australian tours with the England cricket team. Francis Thompson's 'At Lords' - a nostalgic tribute to Barlow and Hornby from a Manchester poet - is added as a coda to the book. (Summary by Phil Benson)

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Phil Benson
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Play 01 My Autobiography Phil Benson
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Play 02 My Autobiography continued Phil Benson
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Play 03 My Autobiography continued Phil Benson
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Play 04 My Autobiography continued Phil Benson
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Play 05 My Autobiography concluded Phil Benson
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Play 06 Umpiring Stories Phil Benson
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Play 07 Personal Anecdotes Phil Benson
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Play 08 Some Cricketing Curiosities Phil Benson
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Play 09 The Author's Opinions on some Cricketers he has Met during the Last 40 Years Phil Benson
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Play 10 The Author's Opinions on some Cricketers he has Met during the Last 40 Years continued Phil Benson
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Play 11 Miscellaneous Opinions and Incidents Phil Benson
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Play 12 Miscellaneous Opinions and Incidents continued Phil Benson
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Play 13 My Three Australian Cricket Tours Phil Benson
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Play 14 Second Tour Phil Benson
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Play 15 Third Tour Phil Benson
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Play 16 Hints to Umpires Phil Benson
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Play 17 Captainship Phil Benson
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Play 18 Hints to Young Cricketers Phil Benson
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Play 19 Conclusion Phil Benson
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Play 20 Cricket Miscellany Phil Benson
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Play 21 At Lords by Francis Thompson Phil Benson
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