Jul 27, 2014 UncategorizedComments Off on Batting For Royalty
MELBOURNE, Australia, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Prince Charles has been known for many things including his passion for sustainable living and architecture. Lesser known is his interest in cricket, a noble game that can trace its roots to England in the 16th century. Although it appears to have started among children and continued until the 17th century when it was adapted by adults, it never figured prominently among the upper and ruling classes until the 18th century, spurred on by the introduction of gambling. A notable early adoptee was Charles Lennox, the 2nd Duke of Richmond and a grandson of King Charles II. It is therefore of some interest to discover that a full size match-used ‘Gray-Nicholls’ cricket bat that was used by Prince Charles will be auctioned on August 5th by Mossgreen.