Of literature issued in connection with the M.C.C. Club, the most important are the following; —
A Correct Account of all the Cricket-Matches which have been played by the Mary-le-bone Club in 1823. By Henry Bentley.
A Correct Account of all the Cricket-Matches played by the Marylebone Club in 1824-25. By Henry Bentley.
M.C.C. Cricket Scores and Biographies of Celebrated Cricketers. Fourteen volumes, dealing most exhaustively with cricket from 1746 to 1878 inclusive. By Arthur Haygarth.
M.C.C. Extracts from Minutes of Committee from 1826 to 1867. By R. A. Fitzgerald. Now out of print.
The Centenary of the Marylebone Cricket Club. A short Summary of the History of the Club, the names of those present at the Centenary Dinner, and a resumé of the Speeches delivered thereat. By Henry Perkins and G. H. West.
The first four volumes of the 'Cricket Scores and Biographies of Celebrated Cricketers' have long been out of print, and are most difficult to meet with. Of the enormous care and labour ungrudgingly given by Mr Haygarth to this mammoth compilation it is impossible to speak too highly.
Of late years the M.C.C. have also issued annually in book form the full scores and batting averages of the club, which may be obtained by members on application to the secretary.
Although a county club was not formed by the famous Peak county until 1870, yet years prior to this date cricket was played in various parts of the shire, notably at Chatsworth, the old