The Shorter Wisden 2013

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408192268
Size: 62.73 MB
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The Shorter Wisden 2013 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 2012 season.

The Shorter Wisden 2017

Author: Lawrence Booth
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472935233
Size: 25.69 MB
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The Shorter Wisden 2017 from the Author: Lawrence Booth. The Shorter Wisden is a compelling distillation of what's best in its bigger brother – and the 2017 edition of Wisden is crammed, as ever, with the best writing in the game. Available from all major eBook retailers, Wisden's digital version includes the influential Notes by the Editor, all the front-of-book articles, including Matthew Engel looking back at 60 years of Test Match Special, Derek Pringle revealing the secrets of ball-tampering, and Gideon Haigh exploring the evolution of the six. There are also superb pieces by Rob Smyth, Vic Marks and Tanya Aldred, plus reviews, obituaries and all England's Tests from the 2016 season. In an age of snap judgments, Wisden's authority and integrity are more important than ever. Yet again this year's edition is truly a "must-have†? for every cricket fan. "There can't really be any doubt about the cricket book of the year, any year: it's obviously Wisden" Andrew Baker in the Daily Telegraph @WisdenAlmanack

The Shorter Wisden India Almanack 2014

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472917189
Size: 50.31 MB
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The Shorter Wisden India Almanack 2014 from the Author: Bloomsbury Publishing. Wisden has grown through the years to embrace innovation and maintain its status as the most revered and cherished brand in cricket. The 'Bible of Cricket', Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864. Wisden's Cricketers of the Year Awards, one of the oldest honours in the sport, dates back to 1889. The Almanack, known for editorial excellence, has been a perennial bestseller in the UK. The second edition with India-specific content is even more engrossing. Contributors include Bishan Singh Bedi, Anil Kumble, Mahele Jayawardhene, Sanjay Manjrekar, Shashi Tharoor, Gideon Haigh, Kamila Shamsie, Shehan Karunatilaka, Rahul Bhattacharya and many othersÂ?

Wisden Cricketers Almanack 2017

Author: Lawrence Booth
Publisher: Wisden
ISBN: 9781472935182
Size: 44.89 MB
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Wisden Cricketers Almanack 2017 from the Author: Lawrence Booth. *Soft-cover edition*The most famous sports book in the world, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864. Home to some of the finest sports writing of the year - from the likes of Lawrence Booth, Gideon Haigh, Rob Smyth, Patrick Collins, Simon Wilde, Osman Samiuddin, Tony Cozier, Benj Moorehead, Raf Nicholson and Dileep Premachandran - it includes the eagerly awaited Notes by the Editor, the Cricketers of the Year awards, and the famous obituaries. As always, it contains coverage of every first-class game in every cricket nation, and reports and scorecards for all Tests and ODIs, together with trenchant opinion, compelling features and comprehensive records.A perennial bestseller in the UK, yet again this year's edition - the 154th, Wisden 2017 - is truly a "must-have" for every cricket fan."There can't really be any doubt about the cricket book of the year, any year: it's obviously Wisden" Andrew Baker in the Daily [email protected]

Driven

Author: Vijay Lokapally
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9386250624
Size: 66.68 MB
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Driven from the Author: Vijay Lokapally. What makes Virat Kohli the undisputed monarch of the cricket world today is not his iconic status in the sports hierarchy but that the highest praise comes from the opposition camp and past greats. However, his family didn't always have it good. No stranger to loss, Kohli's biggest support both on and off the field – his father, succumbed to a cerebral stroke when he was very young. In a fitting tribute that would've made his old man proud, Kohli returned to continue an innings just a few hours after his father passed away. 'He was the one who drove me to practice every day,' the captain of the Indian Test team recalls with characteristic humility and grace. Widely travelled sports journalist Vijay Lokapally goes on to recount happier times on the journey of Virat's rapid rise to international stardom, an account punctuated with little-known stories by his fellow players, coaches and intimates. At 27, he has already been the recipient of countless accolades including the Arjuna Award, the title of BCCI's 'international cricketer of the Year' as well as the ICC's 'ODI Player of the Year', but for Kohli it's not about the money or the fame, or the roar of the crowds or the flattering attention from women of all ages. Few know of his altruistic nature and his dedication to numerous charities for under-privileged children. What has not escaped the public eye though, is how this wizard of the willow wears his heavy mantle with such insouciant ease.

Wisden India Almanack 2017

Author: Suresh Menon
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9385936506
Size: 65.53 MB
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Wisden India Almanack 2017 from the Author: Suresh Menon. The fifth edition of Wisden India Almanack has essays from the best writers, and those from other fields who are passionate about the sport, like the CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella. The coverage of domestic cricket is both extensive and original. The Almanack is actually four books in one: a volume of essays, a book of records, an annual of matches played, and a miscellany of unusual occurrences, all of which make for a great read. It is a treat for the cricket fanatic, and for those interested in fine writing and intriguing stories.

Wisden Cricketers Almanack 2015

Author: Lawrence Booth
Publisher: Wisden
ISBN: 9781472913579
Size: 15.85 MB
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Wisden Cricketers Almanack 2015 from the Author: Lawrence Booth. *Soft-cover edition* The most famous sports book in the world, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864. Wisden 2015 - the 152nd edition - contains coverage of every first-class game in every cricket nation, and reports and scorecards for all Tests and ODIs. Including the eagerly awaited Notes by the Editor, the Cricketers of the Year awards, and some of the finest sports writing of the year - such as the brilliant obituaries - together with trenchant opinion, compelling features and comprehensive records, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack truly is a "must-have" for every cricket fan. A perennial bestseller in the UK. "There can't really be any doubt about the cricket book of the year, any year: it's obviously Wisden". Andrew Baker in the Daily Telegraph

Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy

Author: Ed Hawkins
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408169967
Size: 68.35 MB
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Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy from the Author: Ed Hawkins. The most explosive book yet about corruption in cricket' Lawrence Booth, editor of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Showdown At Shepherd S Bush

Author: David Davis
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250012392
Size: 75.41 MB
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Showdown At Shepherd S Bush from the Author: David Davis. The epic clash of an Irish-American, Italian, and Onondaga-Canadian that jump-started the first marathon mania and heralded the modern age in sports The eyes of the world watched as three runners—dirt poor Johnny Hayes, who used to run barefoot through the streets of New York City; candymaker Dorando Pietri; and the famed Tom Longboat—converged for an epic battle at the 1908 London Olympics. The incredible finish was contested the world over when Pietri, who initially ran the wrong way upon entering the stadium at Shepherd's Bush, finished first but was disqualified for receiving aid from officials after collapsing just shy of the finish line, thus giving the title to runner-up Hayes. In the midst of anti-American sentiment, Queen Alexandra awarded a special cup to Pietri, who became an international celebrity and inspired one of Irving Berlin's first songs. In Showdown at Shepherd's Bush, David Davis recalls a time when runners braved injurious roads with slips of leather for shoes and when marathon mania became a worldwide obsession. Standing next to Cait Murphy's Crazy '08 as an invaluable look at a bygone sporting era, Showdown at Shepherd's Bush is a dramatic narrative aimed at the recordsetting number of marathon participants in the United States (more than 500,000 in 2010!) and other running enthusiasts, and timed nicely for the return of the Olympics to London in 2012.

Six Machine

Author: Chris Gayle
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241256356
Size: 49.47 MB
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Six Machine from the Author: Chris Gayle. 'If the ball's there, hit it. Don't worry about what might happen. Play for the glory. Play for the six' Chris Gayle is the only man to have ever hit a six off the first ball of a Test match. But then producing the impossible is an everyday act for the West Indies legend: the first man to smash an international T20 century, the first to hit a World Cup 200, the fastest century in the history of the game. He has hit twice as many T20 sixes as any other man and scored two Test triple centuries. All this is delivered with cricket's biggest bat and an even bigger smile. Off the pitch, millions follow him on Instagram and Twitter to catch a glimpse of a globe-trotting life spent in nightclubs as much as nets, hot-tubs as often as helmets and pads. He plays late, parties later, demolishes a king-size pile of pancakes and then strolls out to mangle another hapless bowling attack. But do we really know him? Do we know what took a shy, skinny kid from a cramped tin-roofed shack in the dusty back streets of Kingston, sharing a bed with three brothers and stealing empty bottles to buy food, to the very top of the cricket world - without losing himself along the way? Outrageous and utterly original, this unputdowneable memoir will leave you reeling. Welcome to the world of the Six Machine.