England Occupations Sports (National Institute)
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19th and 20th century biographical dictionaries and Who’s Who books cover the sports field very well, an example for cricket (of-course!) is shown below.
CHART: Who’s Who of Cricketers 1984
JUPP, George William
Some examples of family history sporting articles are for prizefighting, the bare-knuckle precursor of boxing, by Oliver (Old Occupations: Was Your Ancestor a Pugilist? Family Tree Magazine Vol 6 #2, page 4), rugby football history by Jed Smith (Rugby Football Records. Family History News and Digest Vol 13 #3, page 107-109), athletics by Morbey and Lovesey (Was Great-Grandad the ‘Warwickshire Antelope’? Family History News and Digest Vol 13 #3, page 127-129), and biographies of Hampshire huntsmen by Hope (A History of Hunting in Hampshire. Warren and Son, Winchester).
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