- Manly pastimes
G A Hutchison (ed.). Cricket: a popular handbook of the game. London: Religious Tract Society, [n.d.]
This book was chosen for its attractive cover. This book on England's 'national game' includes the aim of moral health and growth for the schoolboy which may come about by fully understanding the rules of cricket. There are few practical hints for playing, but the book does include a section on cricket songs and poems.
E.H.D. Sewell. The Book of Football. London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1911.
This book contains instructions on trainingand tactics for rugby and association football, with diagrams and illustrations. It is aimed at players in all parts of the British Empire, and includes match reports of games. For example, fullback W. J. Wallace of New Zealand was remembered for his amazing speed while scoring a try against Cornwall in 1905 (p. 248).
Robert Adcock Barr. The British Rugby Team in Maoriland: the true story of the tour. Dunedin: Otago Daily Times and Witness Newspapers Co., 1908.
The author was a special correspondent with the British rugby team, and the book contains contributions and criticisms from officials, and other writers, along with advertisements, photographs and line drawings by well-known caricaturist Fred Hiscocks.