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

By Brian Levison

This option of the superior, and so much exciting, writing on cricket, drawn from the mid-eighteenth century to the current day, adopts a clean strategy. it really is prepared round the topic of the numerous issues that needs to ensue easily for a day's play to occur - from making a clearing in a Malaysian jungle to attending to the floor - so comprises, along writing via 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 creation 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 player.But it's the cricket itself and the exceptional avid gamers and their achievements that stay the point of interest - the greats of the new and far-off previous all in favour of a few of their most renowned exploits. From 'disgraceful scenes at Lord's', defined via Irish author Robert Lynd, to North the US, 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 online game on the planet.

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