Guerillashire - Over and Out – Albert Trott: The man Who Cleared the Lords Pavilion

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Over and Out is the story of a neglected cricket hero. Albert Trott was good enough to play for Australia and England, but at the height of his powers no Test team would pick him. He brought an Ashes series to life by taking 8 – 43 on debut and his batting average for Australia was 102.5. He is also one of only two players to take two hat-tricks in the same first-class innings. He is perhaps most famous though for his exploits on 31st July 1899 when he powered Monty Noble’s delivery up and over the Lords pavilion. Yet sadly there is no portrait of Albert Trott in the Long Room of the Lord’s pavilion. Despite his notability, having played in 375 first-class matches including 5 Tests, Albert was almost penniless when he committed suicide at the age of 41. In this Guerillashire Podcast Tony Bishop is joined by author of Over and Out Steve Neal. Together they revisit days of Gentlemen and Professionals and explore the remarkable tale of Albert Trott: a man who spent his whole life as a professional cricketer, yet played the game like a gilded amateur. Thanks to Jeff Perkins for the theme tune and jingles and to Jon Stone for editing and production support. To get exclusive access to all of our podcasts, visit https://www.patreon.com/Guerillacricket

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