C1878

The Demon Bowler.

Artist:

Spy Leslie Ward

In near mint condition with original letterpress description. He was according to the great cricket authority, C B Fry, the founder of a new school of bowling. For the first time there appears in the game of cricket a thinking … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Demon Bowler.

Date:

C1878

Artist:

Spy Leslie Ward

Condition:

Technique:

Original colour lithograph

Image Size: 

185mm 
x 310mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Demon Bowler. - Antique Print from 1878

Genuine antique
dated:

1878

Description:

In near mint condition with original letterpress description. He was according to the great cricket authority, C B Fry, the founder of a new school of bowling. For the first time there appears in the game of cricket a thinking fast bowler who combined subtle variation of pace with sheer speed. Fred Spofforth was a complex personality: an intense inner-directed man with an abundance of physical and mental energy which gave him an extraordinary presence on the field. He was a man with a fine sense of humour and a courage which enabled him to gamble when it was necessary and to jump headlong into controversy when a principle was at stake. &quotSpofforth’s story has been a long time coming, but he was Australia’s first cricket hero, the Lillee of the 19th century, and just as much part of Australian folklore as Ned Kelly.&quot David Frith, Wisden Cricket Monthly

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