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The current list of available titles are below:-


  • A Little Book of Cardus Cartoons- Neville Cardus was an inveterate doodler and caricaturist. You will be surprised at how many cartoons he actually produced. Bob Hilton has done a magnificent job in compiling our most unusual Cardus book. Click here for more information
  • Peter Eckersley, the Flying Cricketer- a biography of a forgotten Lancashire cricketer who captained the county to the County Championship title in 1930 and 1934 and packed an awful lot into his relatively short life. Click here for more information


  • Lords of Mischief: Clown Cricket and Dan Leno by Eric Midwinter More Info
  • Murder On The Ribblehead Viaduct by Malcolm Lorimer More Info
  • The Sermon That Led To Murder by Malcolm Lorimer More Info
  • Both Legs Down One Knicker-The Confessions Of A Sports Cartoonist by Bob Bond More Info
  • An Almighty Innings by Andrew Scott More Info
  • A Great Day for England – the 1900 Olympics victory More Info
  • Sherlock Holmes & the birth of the Ashes More Info


  • Pavilions In Splendour – the cricket pavilions and grounds of Cheshire by Geoff Wellsteed More Info


  • Peter Eckersley – The Flying Cricketer More Info
  • Lancashire Hotch-Potch by Bob Bond More Info
  • O My Hornby and Barlow Long Ago More Info
  • Ashes Tests at Old Trafford More Info
  • 1000 Wins Not Enough! Lancashire's thrilling quest for the 2021 County Championship title More info
  • Diary of a Cricket Correspondent – Brian Bearshaw's notes on Lancashire's 1964 & 1965 seasons More info
  • Born In Bolton by Geoff Ogden More Info
  • Farokh-The Cricketing Cavalier: The Authorised Biography of Farokh Engineer More Info
  • Cardus Undimmed-The Last Decade More Info
  • Jack Bond-Lancashire Lad, Lancashire Leader by Douglas Miller More Info
  • Lancashire Legends No.2: Bob Barber-the Professional Amateur by Colin Shindler More Info
  • Boulder Rolling by Tom Smith More Info
  • Champions...The inside story of Lancashire's 2011 County Championship title winning season More Info
  • Sun, Snow & Strike! by Colin Evans More Info


  • For a complete list of all our books on Sir Neville Cardus, please click here
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