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: Notts v Northants at Nottingham - Jul 22
Notts won by 12 runs (D/L method)
Final: ENG Women v IND Women at Lord's
Jul 23, 2017 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Division 3 Group A: Cumbria Wmn v Scot Women in England (venue TBA)
Jul 23, 2017
1st Test: England U19 v India U19 at Chesterfield
Jul 23-26, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
South Group: Glamorgan v Essex at Cardiff
Jul 23, 2017 (14:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT)
South Group: Hampshire v Surrey at Southampton
Jul 23, 2017 (14:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT)
North Group: Lancashire v Durham at Manchester
Jul 23, 2017 (14:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT)
South Group: Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton
Jul 23, 2017 (14:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT)
South Group: Sussex v Kent at Hove
Jul 23, 2017 (14:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT)
North Group: Warwickshire v Derbyshire at Birmingham
Jul 23, 2017 (14:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT)
North Group: Yorkshire v Worcs at Leeds
Jul 23, 2017 (14:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT)
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