of Cuthbert Ottaway 1850-1878
page paperback, 189mm x 246mm
Ottaway was an all-round sportsman in the heyday of the gentlemen amateurs.
Educated at Eton and Oxford, he played first class cricket, excelled at
rackets and athletics, and was England’s football captain for the first
official international with Scotland in 1872.
His early death from pneumonia perhaps caused his sporting achievements
to be overlooked, a matter rectified by Michael Southwick’s study.
The book contains details of his FA Cup matches and international
cricketing achievements are also described.
Amongst them is a trip to Canada and America with Fitzgerald’s team,
where he opened the batting with WG Grace in many games.
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