Bart King (1873–1965) was an American cricketer, active in the late
19th and early 20th centuries. King was part of the Philadelphia team
that played from the end of the 19th century until the outbreak of World
War I. This period of cricket in the United States was dominated by
"gentlemen cricketers"—men of independent wealth who did not need to
work. King, an amateur from a middle-class family, was able to devote
time to cricket thanks to a job set up by his teammates. A skilled
batsman who proved his worth as a bowler, King set numerous records in
North America during his career and led the first-class bowling averages
in England in 1908. He successfully competed against the best cricketers
from England and Australia. King was the dominant bowler on his team
when it toured England in 1897, 1903, and 1908. He dismissed batsmen
with his unique delivery, which he called the "angler," and helped
develop the art of swing bowling. Sir Pelham Warner described Bart King
as one of the finest bowlers of all time, and Donald Bradman called him
"America's greatest cricketing son." (Full article...).
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