The Tour of the "Gentlemen of Philadelphia" in Great Britain in 1884
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The Tour of the "Gentlemen of Philadelphia" in Great Britain in 1884

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This is a facsimile reprint of a book by "One of the Committee" [John Pugh Green] first published in 1897 and this reprint has a new introduction by Gerry Wolstenholme.

The Philadelphians of 1884 were the first visitors from the United States to come and try their hand at cricket in England. They had entertained visitors from abroad on home soil but in order to further thei...more
Hardback, 100 pages
Published April 2002 by Red Rose Books (first published 1897)
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Gerry Wolstenholme was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, and attended Northlands private school from the age of three to five because his Dad wanted him to have a better education than he had managed. He then attended Devonshire Road School, infants and juniors, and finally went to Baines Grammar School in nearby Poulton.

He did not know what he wanted to do while at school and, seeing an advertisemen...more
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