“Of Dartmoor, the Hound, and Cricket at West Wycombe!”

A  real cricketing legend came to ‘watch’ the recent match in West Wycombe between the Gentlemen of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London and the “Gold Bats” of the P G Wodehouse Society. Jack Russell is a former England international wicket keeper and batsman, who played in 54 tests and 40 one day games – but he is now also known for his painting skills.

It was his passion for the dramatic beauty of Dartmoor that got him interested in the most famous of Holmes’ tales, The Hound of the Baskervilles, which then led him to the Sherlock Holmes Society’s website where he noticed the forthcoming cricket match at a venue he has never visited.

Jack contacted Peter Horrocks to ask if he could come along and paint that most picturesque of venues, as well as catching the hard toil of the Gentlemen (and Ladies) of the Sherlock Holmes Society out on the pitch.

We are hoping that there will be some prints of Jack’s painting of the game available in due course. Please refer to the Society’s website for updating information, expected a few months after the game.

You can take a look at the fantastic work Jack produces on his website here: https://jackrussell.co.uk/

Paul Gillings
– who also took the photos

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