Collingsby cartoon featuring cricketer James Southerton

Collingsby cartoon featuring cricketer James Southerton

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1879
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 London Borough of Merton
Picture Reference Mit_​TomFrancis_​Ln180
Original Format Photo
Photographer / Origin of Photo Tom Francis
Notes / History Southerton played for Surrey from 1845-55 and then for Sussex and Hampshire, but later replayed for surrey as a bowler.

According to Tom Francis, Southerton walked to and from the Oval Cricket playing grounds for his matches.

The cartoon was drawn with a kangaroo body, for which the purpose of making the slide, Tom Francis was to alter the body of a cricketer. The caption read ‘Our James contrived a double game to play; Draughts by night and Cricketing by day.’

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