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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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Durham v Sri Lanka A at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Sri Lanka A 273/6 (86 ov)
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 219 Somerset 66/1 (16 ov)
Kent v Derbyshire at Canterbury - Jun 26-29
Kent 354/7 (96 ov)
Middlesex v Lancashire at Lord's - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 298/3 (96 ov)
Warwickshire v Notts at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Notts 125/6 (61 ov)
Yorkshire v Pakistan A at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Yorkshire 243/8 (73 ov)
3rd ODI: Eng Wn v Pak Women at Taunton
Jun 27, 2016 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Leics v Gloucs at Leicester
Jun 27-30, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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