‘The Horsepools’ by Malcolm Noble
Four Brothers and Cricket in Bingham
10 October 2017
Malcolm Noble has written popular crime novels as well as radio drama and criticism. But genealogy has been his life-long hobby. Now he brings together the lessons of forty years ancestor hunting and turns his attention to a sporting chapter in his family’s past.
James, John, William and Stephen Horsepool were born in Nottinghamshire’s market town of Bingham and played a pivotal role in establishing the town’s cricket team in the early years of the nineteenth century.
Noble complains that too many cricket histories regard these early matches as episodes of pre-history rather than part of any continuous development. With careful research, he presents a stronger context in which we can fairly assess these brothers’ contribution to grass roots cricket in Nottinghamshire.
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PUBLISHED 10 October 2017. £6.99 ISBN 978-1-9998092-0-1 106pp. 216mm x 140mm x8mm Portrait
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