Book signing at the Cricket Pavilion on 22 September

We’re really delighted to be able to announce that there will be a book signing at our London Open House event at the Cricket Pavilion on 22 September.

Surrey and England cricket scorer Keith Booth will be signing copies of his latest book “Lives In Cricket: Tom Richardson – A Bowler Pure and Simple” between 10 am and 12 noon at the pavilion on Cricket Green.

Although there have been a number of profiles and copious mentions of Richardson in cricket literature and his statistical achievements have been well documented, there has not until now been a full-scale biography.  Keith Booth has written a detailed and lively account of Tom Richardson’s life which should appeal to local people because of his long association with Mitcham Cricket Club.

Keith Booth said “I have played on the Cricket Green a few years ago, but that was before I knew very much about Tom Richardson. It is a pleasure to be returning now to where he played his early cricket. It should be a great day.”

Mitcham Cricket Club is the ground where cricket has been played longer continuously than anywhere else in the world – over 300 years.

The pavilion is opening free of charge to the public as part of London Open House weekend between 10am and 5pm.

The London Open House event is being hosted jointly by Mitcham Cricket Club and Mitcham Cricket Green Community and Heritage.