September 24, 2023

Once, an American king tormented English cricketers


He was John Barton King, also known as Bart King. In a career spanning nearly two decades (1893-1912), the Philadelphia-born quick gun scalped 415 first-class wickets (average: 15. 6). During the 1908 tour of England, King had 87 victims (av: 11) in just 10 games and topped the bowling average that season; a remarkable feat for the 35-year-old pacer.

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