Local author Jake Perry has published his new book “The Secret Game” on the history of Scottish cricket. The club’s own John Boyd helped him with his research – in particular for the chapter on W G Grace’s first foray north of the border when Carlton enticed him to play in Edinburgh as part of a fundraising venture for the club.
Fantasy Bob has already read it and has this to say about it:-
If you can’t play cricket these days, you might as well read about it. And Secret Game will more than repay reading – it’s essential reading for all Carlton members. It tells lots of great stories from every era of cricket in Scotland. You’ll find all the characters who have made the game great – from WG Grace to Abbi Aitken-Drummond via Misbah ul-Haq and many others. You’ll also find lots about Carlton’s early days.