Surrey and England cricketer Keith Booth paid a visit to Mitcham last week to sign copies of his new book.

Mr Booth was at the cricket green pavilion on September 22 to promote his book, Lives In Cricket: Tom Richardson – A Bowler Pure and Simple.

The book details the life of the cricketer who had a long association with Mitcham Cricket Club.

Although there have been a number of profiles and copious mentions of Richardson in cricket literature, there has not until now been a full-scale biography.

Mr Booth said: “I have played on the cricket green a few years ago, but that was before I
knew very much about Tom Richardson.”

Cricket has been played at the Mitcham green for more than 300 years – longer continuously than anywhere else in the world.

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