Sydney: Cornstalk, 1926. First Edition. grey/blue ‘wave pattern’ cloth. Octavo, 19 x 13 cm, 54 pp., ill. Good, stitching loose on tp, offsetting on eps and foxing on a few early pages / Fair, chipped along top and bottom edges, front fold splitting and few small holes in back fold, now protected. Item #587
Charles Thomas Biass "Charlie" Turner (1862-1944) , known as ‘The Terror’ was a NSW and Australian Test cricketer. Debuting in the Test against England in 1887, he was amongst the best medium paced bowlers ever produced by Australia and was considered by many who played against him as without equal. In all first-class matches Turner claimed 1,061 wickets at 13 runs each. Following the loss of the Ashes in 1926 Australia was seen to be in dire need of new bowlers, hence the publication of this little book by one of the greats of old. “The plain fact is that there is not a bowler in Australia today who can be bracketed with the collection of young batsmen mentioned as possibles of tomorrow”. General instructions are given along with directions for bowling the swerver, the googly, spin and fast bowling.