An American Cricket Hero

Alex Massie has been running an intermittent series of posts in which he selects a cricket team from history based on the first letter of the players’ last name. His latest post is the K team, and it includes an American. Bart King played for the Philadelphians and the USA in the early 20th Century and was one of the pioneers of swing bowling. One of his best achievement was a tour of England in 1908 in which he took 87 wickets in only 10 matches at an average of 11.01. If only the USA had players like that these days.