Natula published my second book, A Torch in Flame, in the summer of 2014. Returning to the innumerable stories generated by the First World War, this time the focus was on Hampshire cricketers. All encouraged at the time to "Play up and play the game", the nation's sportsmen felt that they were obliged to take a lead in the recruiting stakes. The book looks at five of them - Alec Johnstone, Lionel Tennyson, Cecil Abercrombie, Hesketh Hesketh-Pritchard and Arthur Jaques. Of these, Jaques was killed at the Battle of Loos, and Abercrombie died at sea at the Battle of Jutland. The other three men survived, but they were all scarred by their experiences in different ways.
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