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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
South Group: Somerset v Surrey at Taunton - Apr 28
Somerset won by 4 wickets (with 37 balls remaining)
North Group: Lancashire v Leics at Manchester - Apr 28
Lancashire 314/8 Leics 285/6 (45.4/49 ov, target 309)
North Group: Notts v Yorkshire at Nottingham
Apr 29, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Division 3 Group C: Bucks Women v Neth Women in England (venue TBA)
Apr 30, 2017
North Group: Derbyshire v Northants at Derby
Apr 30, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Division 3 Group A: Durham Women v Scot Women in England (venue TBA)
Apr 30, 2017
South Group: Essex v Hampshire at Chelmsford
Apr 30, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
South Group: Glamorgan v Surrey at Cardiff
Apr 30, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Group: Leics v Worcs at Leicester
Apr 30, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
South Group: Middlesex v Gloucs at Lord's
Apr 30, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
South Group: Sussex v Somerset at Hove
Apr 30, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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