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David Harris      

Full name David Harris

Born 1755, Elvetham, Hampshire

Died May 19, 1803, Crookham, Hampshire (aged 48 years)

Major teams Hampshire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Profile

"Good" David Harris was a right-arm fast bowler of renown, described by John Nyren as "masculine, erect and appalling", who changed the game almost single handed. He practised bowling on a length and got balls to spit at batsmen - cricket until that time had been largely played on the ground - leaving victims' fingers "ground to dust against bat, his bones pulverised, and his blood scattered over the field." The result was that the old hockey-style bats soon gave way to the modern-style flat-faced types. The other change was that forward defensive shots became necessary to counter the bowling, and the new types of bats were more suited to that as well.

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Kent at Derby - May 22-25
Derbyshire 492 Kent 83/1 (41.1 ov)
Glamorgan v Essex at Cardiff - May 22-25
Glamorgan 260 Essex 313/9 (114.5 ov)
Gloucs v Northants at Bristol - May 22-25
Northants 176 Gloucs 243/5 (83.5 ov)
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton - May 22-25
Hampshire 270 Notts 103/5 (47.5 ov)
Lancashire v Surrey at Manchester - May 22-25
Surrey 191 Lancashire 366/9 (111.5 ov)
Leics v Worcs at Leicester - May 22-25
Leics 316 Worcs 261/9 (72.5 ov)
Middlesex v Somerset at Lord's - May 22-25
Somerset 376 Middlesex 147/0 (46.4 ov)
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham - May 22-25
Warwickshire 313 & 21/2 (7.4 ov) Durham 190
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