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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North Group: Leics v Northants at Leicester - Jul 21
Northants won by 2 runs (D/L method)
South Group: Surrey v Middlesex at The Oval - Jul 21
Surrey won by 15 runs
North Group: Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds - Jul 21
Yorkshire won by 29 runs
South Group: Essex v Hampshire at Chelmsford - Jul 21
Essex won by 7 wickets (with 36 balls remaining)
North Group: Notts v Northants at Nottingham
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