All in a Day's Cricket: An Anthology of Outstanding Cricket Writing

All in a Day's Cricket: An Anthology of Outstanding Cricket Writing

Brian Levison


this feature of the superior, and such a lot exciting, writing on cricket, drawn from the mid-eighteenth century to the current day, adopts a clean method. it's prepared round the topic of the numerous issues that needs to occur easily for a day's play to occur - from making a clearing in a Malaysian jungle to attending to the floor - so contains, along writing by means of avid gamers either nice and unknown, the views of spectators, umpires, scorers and different unsung heroes of the sport. There are contributions from John Arlott, Neville Cardus, C. L. R. James and E. V. Lucas; Marcus Trescothick writes on his advent to cricket elderly 3; Angus Fraser on assembly Nelson Mandela; Phil Tufnell on being shanghaied into getting a haircut by means of Mike Gatting; and Rachael Heyhoe Flint on being the 1st girl to step onto the Lord's floor as a participant. however it is the cricket itself and the exceptional gamers and their achievements that stay the focal point - the greats of the new and far-off previous concerned with a few of their most famed exploits. From 'disgraceful scenes at Lord's', defined by means of Irish author Robert Lynd, to North the United States, which W. G. Grace toured in 1872, and from a fit performed on ice to the tropical islands of Fiji and Samoa, this can be a assortment that does complete justice to the intense breadth, variety and enduring fascination of the best video game on the earth.

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