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Athers' guide to Harold Larwood

16 July 2017 National Sport


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Last Updated: 16/07/17 1:10pm

Michael Atherton gives an insight into one of England’s greatest ever fast bowlers, Harold Larwood

Join Michael Atherton as he takes a trip round Trent Bridge to gain an insight into one of England’s greatest ever fast bowlers, Harold Larwood.

The ferocious fast bowler was the leader of the England attack on the famous Bodyline Ashes tour of 1932/33 and we get a glimpse of the very bowling boots, and MCC sweater, he wore during the series.

Click on the video above to step back in time and see some of the famous footage of Larwood bowling at the Aussies, while Atherton serves as your guide.

Larwood is quite rightly remembered and revered at Trent Bridge. As a local lad from the mining town of Nuncargate, he followed in his dad’s footsteps by working down the mines from the age of 14 before earning a contract with Nottinghamshire four years later.

He then went on to play for England in 21 Tests, the last of which came on the Bodyline tour, where he was booed by the Australian crowds for his bowling and subsequently poorly treated at home. He was also told to apologise, which he refused to do.

Click on the video above to find out even more about the late, great Larwood.


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