Collingsby cartoon featuring cricketer James Southerton
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|Partial / Incomplete Date||c.1879|
|Copyright 1||London Borough of Merton|
|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.’