SPORTING MEMORIES: My Life as Gloucestershire County Cricketer, Rugby and Hockey Player and Member of Indian Police Service

By: Troup Major W.

Price: £39.00

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Book Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's red cloth-covered boards, with gilt titling/lettering to the spine. The base colour to the spine is a little faded but all titling is clear. NO dust-jacket. All hinges tight. Page fore-edges 'toned/lightly spotted' with age, but clean. Internally the occasional pale foxing (yellowy/tan) spot here and there but overall Good Plus to Very Good. No Inscriptions or other Marks. (x) + 2 + 312 pages. Illustrated with 16 b/w plates including the portrait frontispiece of the Author . A mix of archive photos and cartoon-type illustrations. "Major Walter Troup (1869-1940) was an English first-class cricketer who was born in Uttar Pradesh, India. He was a member of the inaugural All-India team. He debuted for Gloucestershire in 1887 at the age of 17. A defensive batsman, it is said that he once batted for 95 minutes against Lancashire during a game in 1888 and didn't score a run. Troup often opened the batting with his captain W. G. GRACE and made his highest score of 180 against Nottinghamshire at Bristol in 1898. When Grace left the county Troup became captain for a season before going back to India...." This Memoir also covers his playing for the 'Jhansi Railway Institute Hockey Team' in 1907 plus, more Cricket, and the usual obligatory Indian hunting exploits - tiger hunting with Lord Kitchener, pig sticking, etc, etc. State visits and Police investigations etc, etc, etc. Fascinating stuff! Overall a good plus to near VG, sound, tight copy. See Images.; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall

Title: SPORTING MEMORIES: My Life as Gloucestershire County Cricketer, Rugby and Hockey Player and Member of Indian Police Service

Author Name: Troup Major W.

Categories: Animals. Birds. Fish. Fishing, India/Burma/Asia, Biography. Essays. Letters. Diaries, Foreign Travel. Exploration, Field Sports/Horses, Sport & Games/Chess,

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1924

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 114811

Keywords: SPORTING MEMORIES: My Life As Gloucestershire County Cricketer, Rugby And Hockey Player And Member Of Indian Police Service. By Major W. Troup. Walter Truop CRICKET. Major Walter Troup (1869-1940) was an English first-class cricketer who was born in Uttar Pradesh, India. He was a member of the inaugural All-India team. He debuted for Gloucestershire in 1887 at the age of 17. Troup often opened the batting with his captain W. G. GRACE and made his highest score of 180 against Nottinghamshire at Bristol in 1898. When Grace left the county Troup became captain for a season before going back to India... This Memoir also covers his playing for the 'Jhansi Railway Institute Hockey Team' in 1907 plus, more Cricket, and the usual obligatory Indian hunting exploits - tiger hunting with Lord Kitchener, pig sticking, etc, State visits and Police investigations etc, etc