Science: Bats & Fairies

From his Kentish grave William Gilbert Grace, M. D., last week must have wanted to cry approbation for the thought which the learned British Association for the Advancement of Science (continuing its York meeting) gave to the subject of cricket bats. Dr. Grace's father, uncle, and four brothers (notably the late great Edward Mills Grace who also was a doctor of medicine) were able cricketers during Queen Victoria's reign. But William Gilbert ("W. G.") Grace was incomparably the world's greatest all-round player the game has ever produced. A huge (6 ft. 2 in.)...

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