The Shorter Wisden 2014 The Best Writing From Wisden Cricketers Almanack 2014

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472912446
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The Shorter Wisden 2014 The Best Writing From Wisden Cricketers Almanack 2014 from the Author: Bloomsbury Publishing. The Shorter Wisden is a compelling distillation of what's best in its bigger brother. Available from all major eBook retailers, Wisden's digital version includes the influential Notes by the Editor, all the front-of-book articles, reviews, obituaries and all England's Tests from the 2013 season.

The Wisden Guide To International Cricket 2014

Author: Steven Lynch
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408194732
Size: 14.55 MB
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The Wisden Guide To International Cricket 2014 from the Author: Steven Lynch. The Wisden Guide to International Cricket 2012 is a page-per-player guide to the world's top 200 cricketers, each with a photo, stats and written profile, plus country-by-country records.

The Essential Wisden

Author: John Stern
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408178966
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The Essential Wisden from the Author: John Stern. All the highlights of 150 editions of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Collins Quiz Night 2

Author: Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007544871
Size: 68.49 MB
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Collins Quiz Night 2 from the Author: Collins. If you’re looking to quench your thirst for quiz trivia, this ebook offers more than 200 quizzes to meet all of your pub quiz needs! Specially designed for e-readers, with easy-to-navigate question and answer sections so anyone can be the quizmaster.

W G Grace A Life

Author: Simon Rae
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571266363
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W G Grace A Life from the Author: Simon Rae. W. G. Grace burst onto the cricket scene in the 1860s with spectacular force. He dominated the game until the end of the century, and influences it to this day. He was the world's first sporting superstar, rivalled as a public figure only by Gladstone and Queen Victoria herself. His staggering achievements as both batsman and bowler made him the greatest draw cricket had ever known. Though often depicted as an overgrown schoolboy, W. G. was extremely shrewd and ruthlessly exploited the power his immense popularity gave him. A notorious 'shamateur', he amassed great wealth through cricket, while remaining the standard-bearer for the Gentlemen against the Players for forty years. Researched in archives from Grimsby (where Grace once scored 400) to Australia, Simon Rae's new biography offers a radical analysis of Grace's career, and reviews the more controversial aspects of his conduct, including verbal and physical altercations, both on and off the field, and his kidnapping of an Australian cricketer from Lord's. But W. G. Grace: A Life provides more than a fresh look at the cricketer. It focuses on Grace's formative family background; his intensely competitive relations with his two famous brothers, 'E. M.' and Fred; his career as a doctor, and his ambitions and bereavements as a father. Drawing on little-known diaries and letters, and unique access to Grace's own library, Simon Rae builds up a convincing psychological portrait of the man behind the most famous beard in English history.

Gentlemen Players

Author: Charles Williams
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0297608096
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Gentlemen Players from the Author: Charles Williams. Amateurs versus professionals - a social history and memoir of English cricket from 1953 to 1963. The inaugural Gentlemen v. Players first-class cricket match was played in 1806, subsequently becoming an annual fixture at Lord's between teams consisting of amateurs (the Gentlemen) and professionals (the Players). The key difference between the amateur and the professional, however, was much more than the obvious one of remuneration. The division was shaped by English class structure, the amateur, who received expenses, being perceived as occupying a higher station in life than the wage-earning professional. The great Yorkshire player Len Hutton, for example, was told he would have to go amateur if he wanted to captain England. GENTLEMEN & PLAYERS focuses on the final ten years of amateurism and the Gentlemen v. Players fixture, starting with Charles Williams' own presence in the (amateur) Oxbridge teams that included future England captains such as Peter May, Colin Cowdrey and M.J.K. Smith, and concluding with the abolition of amateurism in 1962 when all first-class players became professional. The amateur innings was duly declared closed. Charles Williams, the author of a richly acclaimed biography of Donald Bradman, has penned a vivid social-history-cum-memoir that reveals an attempt to recreate a Golden Age in post-war Britain, one whose expiry exactly coincided with the beginnings of top-class one-day cricket and a cricket revolution.

Rum Fizzes Mid Wives And A 30 30 Shot

Author: Michael Lee Madsen Sr.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469141167
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Rum Fizzes Mid Wives And A 30 30 Shot from the Author: Michael Lee Madsen Sr.. Three generations of a family are affected in some way by the life and deaths of children in the town of Fleming. And how each generation handles the responsibility is totally unique. Grandma Winny returned from her world of freedom to be protected by the man she loves. She never realized that her man, Grandpa Roan, took his responsibility as a husband and father serious and then end up dying during the Gunfight in Rails. Mother, Grandma Winnys daughter, helped the poor citizens of Fleming, she helped birth their babies, but she could not control her emotions when she found herself believing that she was responsible for someone elses untimely death, on a mountain road, to a hit and run deer. Malcolm and Taylor each grew up taking over a part of their mothers persona. One through finance and the other through medical treatment, but no one could imagine to what lengths Taylor, a non-licensed Veterinarian, would go to protect the women and babies of Fleming. And if you go to Taylors to play Poker, stay away from the Rum Fizzes.

Bradman S War

Author: Malcolm Knox
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 085796092X
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Bradman S War from the Author: Malcolm Knox. When World War II ended, Bradman assembled an army Hailed as one of the greatest cricket teams of all time, the 1948 'Invincibles' are the only Australians to complete a tour of England undefeated. Their crushing victories under Bradman's captaincy wrote them into the record books, even if the Don himself, on his final tour, was left forever stranded on a Test batting average of 99.94 after his duck in the fifth Ashes match. But often forgotten are the mixed feelings about the manner in which these feats were achieved. In his absorbing account of the legendary tour, Malcolm Knox exposes the rift between players who had experienced the horrors of active duty, epitomised by the fiery but sporting RAAF pilot Keith Miller, and those who had not, such as the invalided Bradman. Knox reveals the discomfort among the fans, commentators and players from both teams at Bradman's single-minded tactics, on and off the field. Bradman's ruthlessness, even against the war-ravaged veterans of the county clubs, scotched hopes that after the terrible realities of the war, the game might resume in a more friendly spirit than the angry competitiveness of Bodyline. While Bradman's War celebrates the talents of the likes Ray Lindwall, Sid Barnes, Lindsay Hassett, Bill Johnston, Arthur Morris and, of course, their irrespressible captain, it also considers what value we place on entertainment and good-naturedrivalryin competitive sport. When it's winner takes all, what's left for those who love the game?

Gossip Girl 2

Author: Cecily von Ziegesar
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 3641031486
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Gossip Girl 2 from the Author: Cecily von Ziegesar. Mit Genuss berichtet das anonyme Gossip Girl von jedem noch so pikanten Detail aus dem Leben von Serena, Blair und ihren Freunden. Und mal ehrlich: Wer will nicht dabei sein, wenn es hinter den Fassaden der luxuriösen Appartements auf der Upper East Side so richtig zur Sache geht? Blairs Feldzug ist gescheitert: Serena ist längst wieder Mittelpunkt der Upper East Side. Dan vergöttert ihre Schönheit, die Jungs liegen ihr zu Füßen, neue Freundinnen scharen sich um sie. Und Blairs Freund Nate küsst in aller Öffentlichkeit eine Achtklässlerin. Was dank Gossip Girl alle wissen – alle außer Blair. Bitter, bitter! Frecher Blick hinter die Kulissen der Reichen und Schönen!

On Warne

Author: Gideon Haigh
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471101126
Size: 11.10 MB
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On Warne from the Author: Gideon Haigh. THE CRICKET SOCIETY/MCC BOOK OF THE YEAR and THE BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS CRICKET BOOK OF THE YEAR. Shane Warne is one of the most fascinating sports people on the planet. You might not follow cricket, you may never have even seen Warne play, yet you know who he is, what he looks like and what is going on in his personal life at any given time. Selected as one of five Wisden Cricketers of the Century, Warne dazzled opposition batsmen with his bowling and thrilled cricket fans with his skills, outspokenness and scandals off the pitch. Gideon Haigh, one of the world's most celebrated cricket journalists, tackles this great personality in his unique style. How has Warne shaped his sport and how has his sport shaped him? Who is the real man behind the back page and front page headlines? This short book reveals more about Warne than any number of other, much longer, volumes could ever do. As the Cricketer said: it is 'definitive'.