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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
Durham v Sri Lanka A at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Sri Lanka A 353 & 143/2 (52 ov) Durham 205
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 219 & 173/4 (64.4 ov) Somerset 474/8d
Kent v Derbyshire at Canterbury - Jun 26-29
Kent 379 & 32/0 (11.3 ov) Derbyshire 574/9d
Middlesex v Lancashire at Lord's - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 513 Middlesex 419/5 (111 ov)
Warwickshire v Notts at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Notts 152 & 81/2 (28.3 ov) Warwickshire 311
Yorkshire v Pakistan A at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Yorkshire 246 & 57/0 (18.2 ov) Pakistan A 357
Leics v Gloucs at Leicester - Jun 27-30
Leics 334 Gloucs 69/0 (27.2 ov)
4th ODI: England v Sri Lanka at The Oval
Jun 29, 2016 (13:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 08:00 EDT | 07:00 CDT | 05:00 PDT)
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