Blind Cricket

The Lord’s Taverners Blind Cricket. National championships are now conducted annually and are held in an agreed centre around Australia.


In keeping with the Taverners’ creed to give the young and disadvantaged a sporting chance, the Newcastle branch has financially assisted a range of athletes since its inception.

Dr. Grace’s Gnome

This new book by John (nicknamed ‘Trunkie’) FRYER, an Australian and NSW Veteran cricketer, is a novel. It has been written as a first-hand account of the trials and tribulations of Dr. W. G. Grace, the ‘best ever’ English cricketer. Dr. Grace’s Gnome was launched in late September 2019 and all proceeds go to Hunter (Hunter Region, NSW) Branch of Lord Taverners Australia.

I am sure all readers will find historical facts of which they may not have been aware and many of the 85 photographs are from rare and varied collections. The novel is slightly over 61,000 words and is printed in a large format A4 size so that many of the images can be better appreciated.

The Foreword has been written by former Australian Test player Rick McCosker, and he has personally signed each copy.

The cost including postal delivery is only $25.

John Fryer

It is the perfect gift, with ALL proceeds to assist All Abilities Children (previously known as ‘disadvantaged’ children). Lord Taverners’ motto is to give disadvantaged children “a sporting chance”.


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Observations on Veterans’ Cricket: An Insider’s Study of the Easter Islanders at Play


Written by John Fryer,
Foreword by Robert (Dutchy) Holland

The story of cricketers playing on into their very senior years draws parallels to the trials and tribulations of veteran cricketers with the statues from Easter Island: the Moai. It is liberally illustrated with amusing photographs, diagrams and graphs, decidedly ‘tongue-in-cheek’ and draws on the collective experiences of many of the Touring Taverners.

John will donate all profits from the sale of the book to the Hunter Branch of Lord’s Taverners.

Delivery by Australia Post – please allow up to 10 days after payment has been received.