2017 Rugby Almanack

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Author: Clive Akers,Adrian Hill,Geoff Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781927262924

Category:

Page: 464

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The Rugby Almanack is the world's longest running rugby book of record. It was first published in 1935 to cover the previous season's first-class rugby in New Zealand. Since then it has been published annually without interruption (apart from two combined issues during World War II). The 2017 Rugby Almanack records another year, including the All Blacks Steinlager Series v Wales, the Rugby Championship, Bledisloe Cup and the Vista All Blacks Northern Tour, plus the Mitre 10 Cup, Super Rugby and a full summary of women's rugby.

2015 Rugby Almanack

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Author: Clive Akers,Geoff Miller,Adrian Hill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781927262276

Category: Reference

Page: 464

View: 6574

The Rugby Almanack is the world's longest-running rugby book of record. It was first published in 1935 to cover the previous season's first-class rugby in New Zealand. Since then it has been published uninterrupted (apart from two combined issues during World War II). The 2015 Rugby Almanack records another huge year, including the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship and the Bledisloe Cup, plus the ITM Cup, Super Rugby and a full summary of women s rugby."

Wisden India Almanack 2016

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Author: Suresh Menon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9384898287

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 808

View: 2828

Wisden has grown through the years to embrace innovation and maintain its status as the most revered and cherished brand in cricket. The 'Bible of Cricket', Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864. Wisden's Cricketers of the Year Awards, one of the oldest honours in the sport, dates back to 1889. The Almanack, known for editorial excellence, has been a perennial bestseller in the UK. The fourth edition with India-specific content is even more engrossing. Contributors include Ramachandra Guha, Ian Chappell, Ajit Wadekar, Amol Rajan, Osman Samiuddin, Dileep Premachandran, Prashant Kidambi, Ruchir Joshi, Rajdeep Sardesai, Akash Chopra, Jarrod Kimber, and Jack Hobbs

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2017

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Author: Lawrence Booth

Publisher: Wisden

ISBN: 9781472935199

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1536

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The most famous sports book in the world, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864. Home to some of the finest sports writing of the year--from the likes of Lawrence Booth, Gideon Haigh, Rob Smyth, Patrick Collins, Simon Wilde, Osman Samiuddin, Tony Cozier, Benj Moorehead, Raf Nicholson and Dileep Premachandran--it includes the eagerly awaited Notes by the Editor, the Cricketers of the Year awards, and the famous obituaries. As always, it contains coverage of every first-class game in every cricket nation, and reports and scorecards for all Tests and ODIs, together with trenchant opinion, compelling features and comprehensive records.

Their Finest Hour

A History of the Rugby League World Cup in 10 Matches

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Author: Andrew Marmont

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 1460705068

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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The story of the Rugby League World Cup, vividly brought to life with first-hand stories from the players, coaches and administrators who were behind the big moments. More than sixty years ago, Paul Barrière decided to host rugby league's first ever World Cup tournament. An enthralled Parisian public stood on concrete bleachers as their country fought gallantly in the final after suffering total rugby league abolishment a few years earlier. Each of the four teams lacked resources and money, with Britain not having cash to employ a coach or make their team blazers. Fast-forward to 2017 and the game's elite have access to sports scientists, earn high six-figure salaries and train in English Premier League-style facilities. Spectators can sit in lavish corporate boxes or the comfy surroundings of top-class stadiums, as global sponsors add their support behind a tournament that has set new standards in sporting excellence. From Great Britain training with a sock wrapped in a vest, Graeme Langland's 'try that wasn't', the violent 1960s, how New Zealand got Wayne Bennett, Wales and USA's gallant performances and England's epic semi-final against the Kiwis, this is a narrative of what made the World Cups so enthralling. From interviewing rugby league's biggest names like Johnny Whiteley, Wally Lewis, Dean Bell and Glenn Lazarus to master coaches such as Clive Griffiths, Ricky Stuart and Frank Endacott, Marmont brings together an exciting mixture of stories, anecdotes and interviews that will appeal to both rugby league supporters and anyone who loves a good sporting read.

Wisden India Almanack 2017

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Author: Suresh Menon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9385936506

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 802

View: 9932

The fifth edition of Wisden India Almanack has essays from the best writers, and those from other fields who are passionate about the sport, like the CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella. The coverage of domestic cricket is both extensive and original. The Almanack is actually four books in one: a volume of essays, a book of records, an annual of matches played, and a miscellany of unusual occurrences, all of which make for a great read. It is a treat for the cricket fanatic, and for those interested in fine writing and intriguing stories.

Wisden at The Oval

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Author: Jon Surtees

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472942647

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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The Oval in Kennington, south London – with its instantly recognisable gasholders – is one of sport's most iconic and popular venues. It has played host to an array of blue-ribbon sporting events over the years, including the FA Cup final and rugby's first varsity match. But it is as an iconic cricket venue that it is so widely known and loved. Since opening in 1845, The Oval has been the home of Surrey County Cricket Club, and these days it traditionally hosts the final Test match of the English season. It was one of the first grounds to stage a Test match (second only to Melbourne's MCG), when it hosted England–Australia in 1880, and its place in sporting history continues as 2017 sees the 100th Test match at the venue. The modern-day history of cricket can be told purely by referencing events that have taken place at The Oval or players that called the ground home. Wisden at The Oval takes the reader through that rich history, delving into the Almanack's archive, and arguing that more memorable events and moments have happened at The Oval than any other ground in the world. It will showcase the remarkable matches and series: from that first Test match in England and the subsequent birth of the Ashes, to the first ever official County Championship (won by Surrey), the first ever One Day World Cup in 1975, The Oval's key role in the birth of Twenty20 in 2003, and the biggest series of modern times with the 2005 Ashes and three subsequent Ashes victories in the following decade. It will celebrate the outstanding players and performances, including: Jack Hobbs, who played home games and his final Test at The Oval; Len Hutton's astounding 364* in 1938; Don Bradman's final innings; the iconic performances of Surrey's Jim Laker; Fred Trueman becoming the first player to take 300 Test wickets; the era-defining West Indians of the 70s and 80s who called it a home from home; and all the greats of the game through to today.

Wisden India Almanack 2017

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Author: Suresh Menon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9385936506

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 802

View: 1356

The fifth edition of Wisden India Almanack has essays from the best writers, and those from other fields who are passionate about the sport, like the CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella. The coverage of domestic cricket is both extensive and original. The Almanack is actually four books in one: a volume of essays, a book of records, an annual of matches played, and a miscellany of unusual occurrences, all of which make for a great read. It is a treat for the cricket fanatic, and for those interested in fine writing and intriguing stories.

Young Wisden

A new fan's guide to cricket

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Author: Tim de Lisle,Lawrence Booth

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408165252

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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This second edition of Young Wisden is the perfect introduction to one of the most enjoyable world sports. Packed with hundreds of new colour photographs and illustrations, and completely updated to include the latest stats and stars, this vibrantly designed book really brings the game to life. The authors take a wry look at every aspect of the game that a new fan could wish to know about, including: the basics - from how to read the scorecard to a crash course in the language types of cricket - the Twenty20, one-day and first-class formats of the game at all levels, from beach cricket through to international Test cricket batsmen, bowlers, fielders, keepers and thinkers - what it takes to be great in each position and plenty of info on the best there has been the world of cricket - the Test nations, the great grounds, and the fans on tour history, humour and numbers - the playing greats, the grudge matches, the records, and villains and tricksters. Written for children, there are sure to be plenty of adults taking a look over their shoulder at this brilliant introduction to cricket. "Incomparable really, different planet stuff. It is comprehensive without being bewildering, colourful but not showy, confident but never esoteric. It is also superbly designed." The Wisden Cricketer "Packed with information ... this is perfect for the youngsters who prefer Pietersen to Rooney." The Times "The cricketing world's bible specially written for children." The Economist

Playfair Cricket Annual 2018

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Author: Ian Marshall

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 1472249836

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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The 71st edition of the Playfair Cricket Annual is packed with all the information you need to follow the cricket season in 2018. As Joe Root leads England towards his country's 1000th Test this summer, there are comprehensive Test match records and career records, as well as series records with this season's tourists Pakistan and India. County cricket is covered in depth, with biographies of all players registered to the counties at the start of the season, full coverage of last summer's events and a fixture list for all major domestic matches in 2018. New for this year are a register of Ireland's international players, as the country looks forward to its first Test; career records for England players in IT20s; and more space than ever given to women's cricket after England's World Cup triumph under Heather Knight.

Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy

A Journey to the Heart of Cricket's Underworld

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Author: Ed Hawkins

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408169967

Category: Cricket

Page: 240

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The most explosive book yet about corruption in cricket' Lawrence Booth, editor of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Rugby Union For Dummies

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Author: Nick Cain,Greg Growden

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119991823

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

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If you're new to the sport or you feel you could sharpen up your knowledge of the game, this guide is for you. Inside you'll find easy-to-understand advice on the basic rules and pitch positions, plus in-depth lessons on ball skills, fitness training, and techniques to outwit your opponents - all illustrated with entertaining stories from British and International rugby's back pages. In addition, you get a grounding in the local, national and international reaches of Rugby Union Rugby Union For Dummies 3rd Edition: Features an in-depth and up-to-date look at the Laws that form the beautiful game Covers all you will need to know about talking tactics and is perfect for anyone looking at swatting up on rugby for the World Cup and beyond Advises on all you will need to know to get stuck in and play Contains a new chapter on sevens as the sport will be a demonstration sport at London 2012 and a full sport at Rio 2016

At the Edge

Riding for My Life

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Author: Danny MacAskill

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241973279

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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'I've already had my nine lives on the bike...' Danny MacAskill lives on the edge. The cyclist is legendary for his YouTube viral videos like 'The Ridge': nerve-jangling blurs of stunts and speed over towering buildings and mountain peaks. His life is one of thrills, bloody spills and millions of online hits. It hasn't been an easy ride. Fear, stress and the 'what if?' factor circle every trailblazing trick, which require imagination, daredevil techniques and movie-making smarts. He has spent his life pushing the extremes; somehow, he's still around to tell the tale. In this unflinching memoir of mayhem, Danny shares his anarchic childhood on the Isle of Skye and early days as a street trials rider, takes us behind the scenes of his training and videos, and reveals what it takes to go beyond the next level - both mentally and physically. Join Danny for a nerve-shredding ride. Just be sure to bring a crash helmet.

The Lost Boys

Inside Football’s Slave Trade

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Author: Ed Hawkins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472914953

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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From South America and Africa, kids as young as 13 are leaving poverty-stricken families for a new life in Europe, having been sold the vision of untold riches and the trappings of professional football. This is football's slave trade – the beautiful game turned ugly. Talent-spotted by scouts, these kids are told they could be 'the next big thing'. But the reality is very different. Having spent their family's life savings to join a much-hyped academy, they soon discover the academies barely exist and that they have been exploited. Only a tiny percentage of the hopefuls are chosen just to be coached for the slim chance of a professional contract; the rest are abandoned. With no money to go home – let alone the confidence to face their heartbroken families – the Lost Boys find themselves stuck in the country they have been trafficked to, with crime often their only means of survival. From the author of Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy (shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award and Wisden Cricketer's Almanack 2013's book of the year), The Lost Boys exposes for the first time the anatomy of football's human-trafficking scandal, the extent of the abuse, and how it ruins lives and threatens the credibility of the sport. With unique access to a charity trying to rescue and repatriate the children and a special investigative unit set up to stem the problem, Ed Hawkins gets under the fingernails of one of the most serious and heart-rending issues in sport today. Lost Boys is investigative journalism at its best: shocking, moving, and hoping to make a real difference.

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2018

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Author: Lawrence Booth

Publisher: Wisden

ISBN: 9781472953544

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1488

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"There can't really be any doubt about the cricket book of the year, any year: it's obviously Wisden." - Andrew Baker in the Daily Telegraph The most famous sports book in the world, Wisden has been published every year since 1864. Wisden 2018, the 155th edition, contains coverage of every first-class game in every cricket nation, and reports on all Test matches, ODIs. and T20 internationals. Trenchant opinion, compelling features, and comprehensive records make it the cricketers' bible worldwide. In an age of snap judgments, Wisden's authority, independence, and integrity are more important than ever.

New Zealand Rugby Country

How the Game Shaped Our Nation

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Author: Desmond Wood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781869539276

Category: Rugby Union football

Page: 304

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How a small nation at the foot of the globe achieved and maintains its status at the top of an international sport is integral to the story of this country. Rugby permeates our society and its ethos sums up much of what it means to be a New Zealander. Or does it? Des Wood examines these assertions in this thoughtful and well-researched book.

All Blacks V Lions

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Author: Ron Palenski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781869710040

Category: Rugby Union football

Page: 208

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The unique team that is the British Isles rugby side ? or the Lions as they are more commonly referred to ? will tour New Zealand in June and July 2005 for the first time in 12 years. The tour will be the biggest sporting event of the year and is eagerly awaited by all New Zealand rugby fans. In All Blacks v Lions Ron Palenski looks back on past tours and recalls the great moments from the first full-scale tour in 1930 to the last by the Lions in 1993. Some of the greatest moments in New Zealand rugby have come during Lions tours of this country. Palenski promises to bring alive those moments.

Monro

The Life and Times of the Man who Gave New Zealand Rugby

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Author: Clive Akers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780473143343

Category: Rugby Union football

Page: 241

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Countless books have been written about our national game of rugby union and the success of the All Blacks.But to really understand the hold rugby has on our nation you have to go back to the beginning. This is the first detailed look into the life of the 19 year old who introduced the game to New Zealand.

Weird Belfast

A Miscellany, Almanack, and Companion

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Author: Reggie Chamberlain-King

Publisher: Blackstaff Press

ISBN: 9780856409219

Category: Fiction

Page: 179

View: 7766

Did you know that Herr Dobler, Wizard of the World, appeared at the Victoria Hall in Belfast in 1883? Did your granny ever try Dobbin's Blood Purifier, only available at Dobbin's Chemist, North Street? And did you hear about the arrest of Jack the Ripper in Memel Street in Belfast in 1888? Drawing on newspaper articles, ballads, playbills, and advertisements as well as anecdote, hearsay, and rumor, this is a vivid and endlessly fascinating account of the weird and wonderful and wonderfully weird in Belfast.

And God Created Cricket

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Author: Simon Hughes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0552775061

Category: Cricket

Page: 464

View: 7161

Simon Hughes has written an entertaining and irreverent analysis of the history of cricket, taking us beyond the sporting myths of the game to some of its lesser known, more colourful stories and to the heart of what it really means to be English. From the Hardcover edition.