‘The most wonderful cricketer that ever held a bat’ is how Lillywhite’s Cricketer’s Companion described one of England’s greatest cricketers, W.G. Grace, who died one hundred years ago on 23 October 1915.
W.G. Grace (1848-1915) may never have played on the Upper at Sherborne, but on 17 February 1889 he penned a letter, on official Gloucestershire Cricket Club headed notepaper, to Sherborne’s new cricket coach, fellow Gloucestershire team member J.R. Painter. To find out what W.G. wrote, read on…
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Posted 19 October 2015 by Sherborne School Archives.