Cricket On This Day
History, Facts and Figures from Every Day of the Year
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|Format:||Hardback, 192 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 28 August 2009|
Find out which wicketkeeper walked on 97 and never made a Test century; who was the medical cricketer who was murdered by his mistress after he tried to break off their affair; which fast bowler failed to see off the massed ranks of Dad's Army; and which monarch professed his dislike of cricket: "It was the fielding I could not get used to". Learn who was the fast bowler who would suck a lemon when batting between strokes and spit in the wicketkeeper's eyes if he thought the appeal unjustified; who was the first man to be knighted for services to cricket; and which was the first County Championship match to be rained off. From the first Test match, Cricket On This Day chronicles the major events in the history of the game. With individual entries for every day of the year, it takes a daily look at the world of leather on willow. From Don Bradman to Gary Sobers, it features all the biggest names in cricket, their triumphs and their disasters, their successes and their near misses. And answers the question did a commentator really announce: "The batsman's Holding, the bowler's Willey?"
About the Author
Paul Donnelley saw his first cricket match - a John Player League game between Essex and Nottinghamshire at Chelmsford - on 25 July 1976. Essex won by 73 runs. He was also present at Lord s when Graham Gooch scored his maiden Test century against West Indies in 1980 (a story that features in this book). He has written 15 books and lives in Essex with many books including a large number of Wisdens.
|Publisher: ||Pitch Publishing Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||19.0 x 12.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.28 kg)|