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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
1st unofficial Test: Sri Lanka A v Eng Lions at Pallekele - Feb 17-20
Eng Lions 316 & 215 Sri Lanka A 167 & 42/3 (17 ov, target 365)
2nd Youth Test: India U19 v England U19 at Nagpur
Feb 21-24, 2017 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 23:00 EST -1d | 22:00 CST -1d | 20:00 PST -1d)
2nd unofficial Test: Sri Lanka A v Eng Lions at Dambulla
Feb 24-27, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
WICB Pres XI v England at Basseterre
Feb 25, 2017
WICB Pres XI v England at Basseterre
Feb 27, 2017
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