A book about Somerset CCC; can you help and get your name in print?

SCCC-1892-300x274A lifelong Somerset supporter called Steve Hill has written an illustrated set of biographies of 167 pre-WW1 Somerset cricketers who played for the county in the early years of their Championship history. It promises to be packed full of new facts and insights and a number of unfamiliar photos he’s managed to unearth in some unlikely places.

We celebrate our 125th anniversary next year, of course, and he’s in the throes of trying the land a publishing deal. Watch this space because we hope to get our hands on a copy! The author has sourced images and autographs of all but a few players. Can you help him with the following autographs? If you have any of these, we’d be delighted to receive a scan here at The Incider.Alternatively, you can send the scan directly to the author atconsult.steve@aol.co.uk

  • LL CRANFIELD
  • HE HIPPISLEY
  • BH HOUSE
  • GW JUPP
  • HW SAUNDERS
  • E SHORROCKS
  • JE TRASK
  • HRC TUDWAY
  • T WOOD
  • OW WRIGHT

Steve is also trying to source an image of any of the following:

  • JENNINGS – played one game in 1895
  • INGRAM – played twice in 1910
  • TILLARD – played 9 times in 1912
  • WARD – played once in 1913 and twice in 1920

Maybe you have a rare team photo that features them? If you do, please send the scan to us or directly to the author

Steve also wonders if anyone out there has any photos for the following that are an improvement on the ones in Eddie Lawrence’s book of images of Somerset players:

  • PAPE – played once in 1912
  • HUNT – played once in 1898

All help will be acknowledged in the book. A chance to get your name in print! If you want to be put on the email list to be notified when the book comes on sale, just drop a line to the author: consult.steve@aol.co.uk