All in a Day's Cricket: An Anthology of Outstanding Cricket by Brian Levison

By Brian Levison

This feature of some of the best, and such a lot fascinating, writing on cricket, drawn from the mid-eighteenth century to the current day, adopts a clean process. it truly is prepared round the subject of the various issues that needs to ensue easily for a day's play to ensue - from making a clearing in a Malaysian jungle to attending to the floor - so comprises, along writing through 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 via Mike Gatting; and Rachael Heyhoe Flint on being the 1st girl to step onto the Lord's floor as a player.But it's the cricket itself and the phenomenal avid gamers and their achievements that stay the point of interest - the greats of the new and far away prior desirous about a few of their most famed exploits. From 'disgraceful scenes at Lord's', defined by means of Irish author Robert Lynd, to North the USA, which W. G. Grace toured in 1872, and from a fit performed on ice to the tropical islands of Fiji and Samoa, it is a assortment that does complete justice to the extreme breadth, range and enduring fascination of the best online game on the earth.

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