The Python and the Butterfly Net. Edward Long: The Last Lobster? Stephen Musk
  • The Python and the Butterfly Net. Edward Long: The Last Lobster? Stephen Musk
  • The Python and the Butterfly Net. Edward Long: The Last Lobster? Stephen Musk
  • The Python and the Butterfly Net. Edward Long: The Last Lobster? Stephen Musk

The Python and the Butterfly Net. Edward Long: The Last Lobster? Stephen Musk

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The Python and the Butterfly Net

Edward Long: The Last Lobster?

Stephen Musk

Published by Red Rose Books, 2023

Original pictorial wrappers.

(iv) + 48 pages, illustrated.

Edward ‘Daddy’ Long was the last cricketer to be selected to turn out for his county on the strength of his underarm,

UK post free only, please e-mail for overseas postage charges

The Python and the Butterfly Net

Edward Long: The Last Lobster?

Stephen Musk

Published by Red Rose Books, 2023

Original pictorial wrappers.

(iv) + 48 pages, illustrated.

Edward ‘Daddy’ Long was the last cricketer to be selected to turn out for his county on the strength of his underarm, or ‘lob’, bowling. He played six matches for Norfolk in 1923 at the advanced age of 46 and was not unsuccessful, despite arguably being misused by his skipper, Michael Falcon. This book tells of how he mastered the art of lob bowling while playing for Barrow in the North Lancashire & District Cricket League and thoroughly bamboozled many batsmen in the decade before World War One. As well as describing Long’s career in Norfolk, the book considers in some detail the theoretical aspects of underarm bowling and comes to the surprising conclusion that a rapid ‘beamer’ was a vital weapon in many a lobster’s armoury.

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