Somerset Cricketers 1882 ¿ 1914 contains richly-illustrated and hugely informativebiographies of each of the 227 cricketers who appeared for Somerset beforethe First World War. By introducing the men in order of their debut appearanceand exploring their lives, the author has pieced together a compelling story andenabled us to gain an in-depth understanding of the development of the game inthe county. There is a wealth of new information to satisfy the students of cricketand those interested in social history. Myths are exploded and countless newfacts unearthed. Many of the life-stories are fascinating tales of hardship orprivilege, portraits of men from all walks of life, tales of triumph and disaster.And all within the framework of the county cricket team¿s continued struggledfor survival, spiced with glorious surprises.Researched with forensic attention to detail but written with real warmth andan eye to readability, and accompanied by photographs of virtually all the teammembers mentioned, this book can be devoured from cover to cover as agripping story of Somerset¿s changing fortunes or can be dipped into, with somany individual stories to delight the reader.