Over and Out: My Innings of a Lifetime with Test Match Special

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Over and Out: My Innings of a Lifetime with Test Match Special

Over and Out: My Innings of a Lifetime with Test Match Special

Memories of Test Match Special from a broadcasting icon

  • Author: Henry Blofeld
  • Publisher: Hodder
  • ISBN: 9781473670945
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 320
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For over half a century, Henry Blofeld has conveyed his unfailing enthusiasm for the game of cricket as a much loved broadcaster and journalist. His characteristically patrician tones, overlaid with those of the bon viveur, have delighted listeners to the BBC's Test Match Special where the personality of the broadcaster comes second only to a deep knowledge of the game and its players. With his engaging conversational tone it is easy to see why listeners feel as if they are actually at the Test match watching in Henry's friendly company. Now that 'Blowers' has decided to declare his TMS innings closed, his book reveals the secrets of life in the commentary box and of the rich cast of characters with whom he shared it, from the early days of John Arlott and Brian Johnson to Aggers and new boys Boycott, Swann, Vaughan and Tuffers. Henry is equally revealing of his own performances and self-deprecatingly recalls his several verbal misfortunes while live broadcasting. Like the greatest commentators and writers on the game Blofeld has always understood that there is a world beyond the cricket field. Not forgetting pigeons passing, red buses and much loved cricket grounds, Henry Blofeld writes of his favourite countries, and experiences while travelling, and meeting and interviewing many cricket-loving celebrities. His passionate and entertaining book will become one of the classics of cricket's literature.

England: The Biography

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England: The Biography

England: The Biography

The Story of English Cricket

  • Author: Simon Wilde
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1471154866
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 512
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'An astonishing work of research, detail and revelation. Bulging with information, packed with nuggets.' John Etheridge, Sun 'Superbly researched... His eye for detail never wavers. It’s a pleasure to read.' Vic Marks, Observer 'The Cricket Book of the Year: Dauntingly comprehensive and surprisingly light-footed.' Simon Briggs, Daily Telegraph England: The Biography is the most comprehensive account of the England cricket team that has ever been published, taking the reader into the heart of the action and the team dynamics that have helped shape their success, or otherwise. It is now 140 years since England first played Test match cricket and, for much of that time, it has struggled to perform to the best of its capabilities. In the early years, amateurs would pick and choose which matches and tours they would play; subsequently, the demands of the county game - and the petty jealousies that created - would prevent many from achieving their best. It was only in the 1990s that central contracts were brought in, and Team England began to receive the best possible support from an ever-increasing backroom team. But cricket isn't just about structures, it depends like no other sport on questions of how successful the captain is in motivating and leading his team, and how well different personalities and egos are integrated and managed in the changing room. From Joe Root and Alastair Cook back to Mike Atherton, Mike Brearley and Ray Illingworth, England captains have had a heavy influence on proceedings. Recent debates over Kevin Pietersen were nothing new, as contemporaries of W.G.Grace would doubtless recognise. As England play their 1000th Test, this is a brilliant and unmissable insight into the ups and downs of that story.

The Shorter Wisden 2018

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The Shorter Wisden 2018

The Shorter Wisden 2018

The Best Writing from Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2018

  • Author: Lawrence Booth
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472953584
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 1584
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In essence, The Shorter Wisden is a glass of the finest champagne rather than the whole bottle. The contents remain authoritative, restorative, provocative – addictive, even – and wide-ranging. So readers can skip from the history of the hat-trick to an arresting account of cricketing mannerisms. Or, more soberly, move from the pros and cons of the new T20 league to the ugly thread of sexism running through the game. Add a startlingly original examination of the career of Jimmy Anderson and the influential Notes by the Editor, and there is vintage fare for all. A sparkling line-up includes Gideon Haigh, Tanya Aldred, Mike Selvey, Matthew Engel and Zafar Ansari. Every front-of-book article is here, fizzing with life and vim. You'll come back for more. "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 @WisdenAlmanack

Botham's Book of the Ashes

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Botham's Book of the Ashes

Botham's Book of the Ashes

A Lifetime Love Affair with Cricket's Greatest Rivalry

  • Author: Ian Botham
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1845969057
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 240
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Sir Ian Botham and the Ashes are as closely intertwined as willow and leather or Merv Hughes and his moustache. You simply cannot think of one without the other. In this book, Sir Ian takes you on a ride through a lifetime's relationship with cricket's oldest and most treasured prize, revealing just how it has shaped his life and how he has helped to turn it into the contest it is today. From the moment he first watched the likes of Ken Barrington stride to the wicket in jaw-jutting defiance to the day he flayed Australia's bowling attack around Headingley as if playing with his mates in the park, and then onwards to his role in commentating on what was arguably the finest series of the lot, in 2005, Sir Ian has a rich and varied connection with the Ashes, and he tells all here. The Ashes is a series that has provided incredible highs and heartbreaking lows for English and Australian fans alike over the past 35 years. Sir Ian has often been at the centre of the roller-coaster ride. Whether it is his account of his days as England's dogsbody in 1977 in Melbourne or the story of his refusal to let Bob Willis bowl downwind until he was angry enough to skittle the Aussies in 1981, all is revealed in depth in Botham's Book of the Ashes.

Strictly Me

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Strictly Me

Strictly Me

My Life Under the Spotlight

  • Author: Mark Ramprakash
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1845969332
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
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Mark Ramprakash is arguably the greatest English batsman of his generation, but he is also an enigma. He is among an elite group of players who have scored 100 first-class centuries, yet has never flourished as he should have done at Test level. To many people in the UK, he is just as well known for his exploits on the dance floor: he won Strictly Come Dancing in 2006 and went on to win the Champion of Champions final in 2008 for Sport Relief. In Strictly Me, Ramprakash covers in detail all aspects of his cricket career - from the hot-headed cricketing prodigy who made his Test debut for England at the age of 21 to finally being cast aside by his country in 2002. He discusses how he has become one of the UK's best celebrity dancers and how his newfound status as a media celebrity has flourished since then.

Country Life

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Country Life

Country Life

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Country life
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The Illustrated sporting & dramatic news

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The Illustrated sporting & dramatic news

The Illustrated sporting & dramatic news

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Gazza

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Gazza

Gazza

The Gary Kirsten Autobiography

  • Author: Gary Kirsten,Neil Manthorp
  • Publisher: Spotlight Poets
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Cricket
  • Page: 224
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The Saturday Evening Post

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The Saturday Evening Post

The Saturday Evening Post

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Sporting News

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The Sporting News

The Sporting News

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sports
  • Page: N.A
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