W. Yardley [facsimile signature.]
Stipple engraving on india, with very large margins. 145 x 220mm (5¾ x 8¾").
William Yardley (1849-1900), who played first-class cricket for Kent 1868-78 and for Cambridge University 1869-72. In 1870 he scored the first century in the history of the University Match. Only WG Grace was reckoned a better batsmen among amateur players: when Yardley Grace were on the same side they used to have a small bet on who would record the higher score. Yardley was proud that in the Gentlemen v Players match at Lord's in 1871, he beat Grace's score in both innings.
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