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JAMES L. McCANCE

The Surrey Eleven in 1896. London: Merritt and Hatcher, [1897]. 8vo, full-page illustration of the team. Green buckram for A.L. Ford, original printed pink front wrapper bound in. Provenance: A.L. Ford (binding and bookplate).

'Up to the time of their meeting wth Lancasire at Old Trafford, on the 18th of June, the Surrey eleven in 1896 had a career of uninterrupted success and seemed to have in propsect one of the most brilliant seasons .... Assuredly in the middle of June no one dreamt that ... Surrey would have to be content with fourth place in the competition' (Wisden). Padwick 2687.
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