Arthur Haygarth (4 August 1825 – 1 May 1903) was a noted amateur cricketer who became one of cricket's most significant historians.
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular pitch with a target at each end called the wicket (a set of three wooden stumps upon which two bails sit).
First-class cricket is an official classification of the highest-standard international or domestic matches in the sport of cricket.
James (aka John) Beeston (born 17 September 1778 in London; date of death unknown) was an English professional cricketer who made 24 known appearances in first-class cricket matches from 1794 to 1808.
Middlesex county cricket teams have been traced back to the 18th century but the county's involvement in cricket goes back much further than that.