A Social History of English Cricket

A Social History of English Cricket

Author: Derek Birley

Publisher: Aurum

Published: 2013-08-01

Total Pages: 400

ISBN-13: 1845137507

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Acclaimed as a magisterial, classic work, A Social History of English Cricket is an encyclopaedic survey of the game, from its humble origins all the way to modern floodlit finishes. But it is also the story of English culture, mirrored in a sport that has always been a complex repository of our manners, hierarchies and politics. Derek Birley’s survey of the impact on cricket of two world wars, Empire and ‘the English caste system’, will, contends Ian Wooldridge, ‘teach an intelligent child of twelve more about their heritage than he or she will ever pick up at school.’ In just under 400 pages Birley takes us through a rich historical tapestry: how the game was snatched from rustic obscurity by gentlemanly gamblers; became the height of late eighteenth century metropolitan fashion; was turned into both symbol and synonym for British imperialism; and its more recent struggle to dislodge the discomforting social values preserved in the game from its imperial heyday. Superbly witty and humorous, peopled by larger-than-life characters from Denis Compton to Ian Botham, and wholly forswearing nostalgia, A Social History of English Cricket is a tour-de-force by one of the great writers on cricket.


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Download or read book A Social History of English Cricket written by Derek Birley and published by Aurum. This book was released on 2013-08-01 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Acclaimed as a magisterial, classic work, A Social History of English Cricket is an encyclopaedic survey of the game, from its humble origins all the way to modern floodlit finishes. But it is also the story of English culture, mirrored in a sport that has always been a complex repository of our manners, hierarchies and politics. Derek Birley’s survey of the impact on cricket of two world wars, Empire and ‘the English caste system’, will, contends Ian Wooldridge, ‘teach an intelligent child of twelve more about their heritage than he or she will ever pick up at school.’ In just under 400 pages Birley takes us through a rich historical tapestry: how the game was snatched from rustic obscurity by gentlemanly gamblers; became the height of late eighteenth century metropolitan fashion; was turned into both symbol and synonym for British imperialism; and its more recent struggle to dislodge the discomforting social values preserved in the game from its imperial heyday. Superbly witty and humorous, peopled by larger-than-life characters from Denis Compton to Ian Botham, and wholly forswearing nostalgia, A Social History of English Cricket is a tour-de-force by one of the great writers on cricket.


The Picador Book of Cricket

The Picador Book of Cricket

Author: Ramachandra Guha

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Published: 2016-06-30

Total Pages: 496

ISBN-13: 1509841407

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A tribute to the finest writers on the game of cricket and an acknowledgement that the great days of cricket literature are behind us. There was a time when major English writers – P. G. Wodehouse, Arthur Conan Doyle, Alec Waugh – took time off to write about cricket, whereas the cricket book market today is dominated by ghosted autobiographies and statistical compendiums. The Picador Book of Cricket celebrates the best writing on the game and includes many pieces that have been out of print, or difficult to get hold of, for years. Including Neville Cardus, C. L. R. James, John Arlott, V. S. Naipaul, and C. B. Fry, this anthology is a must for any cricket follower or anyone interested in sports writing elevated to high art.


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Download or read book The Picador Book of Cricket written by Ramachandra Guha and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2016-06-30 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A tribute to the finest writers on the game of cricket and an acknowledgement that the great days of cricket literature are behind us. There was a time when major English writers – P. G. Wodehouse, Arthur Conan Doyle, Alec Waugh – took time off to write about cricket, whereas the cricket book market today is dominated by ghosted autobiographies and statistical compendiums. The Picador Book of Cricket celebrates the best writing on the game and includes many pieces that have been out of print, or difficult to get hold of, for years. Including Neville Cardus, C. L. R. James, John Arlott, V. S. Naipaul, and C. B. Fry, this anthology is a must for any cricket follower or anyone interested in sports writing elevated to high art.


The Meaning of Cricket

The Meaning of Cricket

Author: Jon Hotten

Publisher: Random House

Published: 2016-07-07

Total Pages: 240

ISBN-13: 1473522390

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Cricket is a strange game. It is a team sport that is almost entirely dependent on individual performance. Its combination of time, opportunity and the constant threat of disaster can drive its participants to despair. To survive a single delivery propelled at almost 100 miles an hour takes the body and brain to the edges of their capabilities, yet its abiding image is of the gentle village green, and the glorious absurdities of the amateur game. In The Meaning of Cricket, Jon Hotten attempts to understand this fascinating, frustrating and complex sport. Blending legendary players, from Vivian Richards to Mark Ramprakash, Kevin Pietersen to Ricky Ponting, with his own cricketing story, he explores the funny, moving and melancholic impact the game can have on an individual life.


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Download or read book The Meaning of Cricket written by Jon Hotten and published by Random House. This book was released on 2016-07-07 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cricket is a strange game. It is a team sport that is almost entirely dependent on individual performance. Its combination of time, opportunity and the constant threat of disaster can drive its participants to despair. To survive a single delivery propelled at almost 100 miles an hour takes the body and brain to the edges of their capabilities, yet its abiding image is of the gentle village green, and the glorious absurdities of the amateur game. In The Meaning of Cricket, Jon Hotten attempts to understand this fascinating, frustrating and complex sport. Blending legendary players, from Vivian Richards to Mark Ramprakash, Kevin Pietersen to Ricky Ponting, with his own cricketing story, he explores the funny, moving and melancholic impact the game can have on an individual life.


Cricket Explained

Cricket Explained

Author: Robert Eastaway

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Published: 2016-04-19

Total Pages: 150

ISBN-13: 1250120209

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Cricket Explained offers the sports enthusiast a user-friendly introduction to baseball's British cousin, a game that shares with America's national pastime the common ancestor "rounders." This is the definitive beginner's guide to the game of cricket, written by Robert Eastaway, a world authority on the sport, and co-inventor of the Coopers & Lybrand World Cricket Ratings System. Cricket Explained takes the reader from the game's fundamental --basic rules, terminology, equipment --to the finer points of strategy, individual playing styles, and cricket lore. The book includes a combined glossary/index for easy reference and is illustrated throughout with the lighthearted drawings of British cartoonist Mark Stevens. So even if you don't know "short leg" from "silly mid off" or a bowler from a batsman, you'll come away from Cricket Explained with an understanding for this truly international sport which, like baseball, is loved both for its elegant simplicity and its vexing complexity. Among the topics covered in Cricket Explained's concise, user-friendly entries are: -- Cricket's history -- Making sense of the action on the field -- Batsmen and the batting order -- Fielders and fielding positions -- Fielding and batting tactics -- Scoring and statistics -- Bowling strategy -- How many players are required -- How runs are scored, outs are made, and a game is won -- Umpires and the rules -- Bowlers and their individual styles -- Different types of cricket played throughout the world


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Download or read book Cricket Explained written by Robert Eastaway and published by St. Martin's Griffin. This book was released on 2016-04-19 with total page 150 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cricket Explained offers the sports enthusiast a user-friendly introduction to baseball's British cousin, a game that shares with America's national pastime the common ancestor "rounders." This is the definitive beginner's guide to the game of cricket, written by Robert Eastaway, a world authority on the sport, and co-inventor of the Coopers & Lybrand World Cricket Ratings System. Cricket Explained takes the reader from the game's fundamental --basic rules, terminology, equipment --to the finer points of strategy, individual playing styles, and cricket lore. The book includes a combined glossary/index for easy reference and is illustrated throughout with the lighthearted drawings of British cartoonist Mark Stevens. So even if you don't know "short leg" from "silly mid off" or a bowler from a batsman, you'll come away from Cricket Explained with an understanding for this truly international sport which, like baseball, is loved both for its elegant simplicity and its vexing complexity. Among the topics covered in Cricket Explained's concise, user-friendly entries are: -- Cricket's history -- Making sense of the action on the field -- Batsmen and the batting order -- Fielders and fielding positions -- Fielding and batting tactics -- Scoring and statistics -- Bowling strategy -- How many players are required -- How runs are scored, outs are made, and a game is won -- Umpires and the rules -- Bowlers and their individual styles -- Different types of cricket played throughout the world


This is Cricket

This is Cricket

Author: Daniel Melamud

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

Published: 2020-10-20

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 0847868575

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Winner of the WISDEN BOOK OF THE YEAR award and the TELEGRAPH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF THE YEAR, this book is a celebration of the elegance and timeless beauty of cricket—its greatest and most stylish players, from past heroes to today’s stars, along with its idyllic and hallowed grounds. Cricket has been played for over three hundred years and in some ways remains largely unchanged. It is this timelessness, and the style and spirit in which the game is conducted, which is celebrated in This Is Cricket. The book brings together such idyllic settings as Sir Paul Getty's Ground in Buckinghamshire, U.K., surrounded by rolling countryside, with the Otago cricket ground in New Zealand set against a backdrop of mountains, as well as the sport's most hallowed pitches, including Lord's (opened by Thomas Lord in 1814) and Melbourne Cricket Ground, which hosted the first-ever International "Test" match in 1877. Readers will venture on a journey to the Caribbean, where the fast bowling attack of the West Indies reigned in the 1970s, and to India, where cricket soared to new heights in the 1980s. From Shane Warne's hat-trick at the MCG in 1994 to Ben Stokes's heroics at Lord's and Headingley in 2019, This Is Cricket captures many of the game's most extraordinary events and players. The striking images of on-field action as well as candid dressing-room moments, some published here for the first time, are taken by some of the most respected photographers in sport. Featuring bucolic village greens, charming pavilions, endearing team portraits, extraordinary catches, devastating bowling, heroic batting, stylish sweaters, and silly fancy dress, this book illustrates why cricket is the second most popular sport in the world and why it is truly loved by so many.


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Download or read book This is Cricket written by Daniel Melamud and published by Rizzoli Publications. This book was released on 2020-10-20 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of the WISDEN BOOK OF THE YEAR award and the TELEGRAPH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF THE YEAR, this book is a celebration of the elegance and timeless beauty of cricket—its greatest and most stylish players, from past heroes to today’s stars, along with its idyllic and hallowed grounds. Cricket has been played for over three hundred years and in some ways remains largely unchanged. It is this timelessness, and the style and spirit in which the game is conducted, which is celebrated in This Is Cricket. The book brings together such idyllic settings as Sir Paul Getty's Ground in Buckinghamshire, U.K., surrounded by rolling countryside, with the Otago cricket ground in New Zealand set against a backdrop of mountains, as well as the sport's most hallowed pitches, including Lord's (opened by Thomas Lord in 1814) and Melbourne Cricket Ground, which hosted the first-ever International "Test" match in 1877. Readers will venture on a journey to the Caribbean, where the fast bowling attack of the West Indies reigned in the 1970s, and to India, where cricket soared to new heights in the 1980s. From Shane Warne's hat-trick at the MCG in 1994 to Ben Stokes's heroics at Lord's and Headingley in 2019, This Is Cricket captures many of the game's most extraordinary events and players. The striking images of on-field action as well as candid dressing-room moments, some published here for the first time, are taken by some of the most respected photographers in sport. Featuring bucolic village greens, charming pavilions, endearing team portraits, extraordinary catches, devastating bowling, heroic batting, stylish sweaters, and silly fancy dress, this book illustrates why cricket is the second most popular sport in the world and why it is truly loved by so many.


Arm-ball to Zooter

Arm-ball to Zooter

Author: Lawrence Booth

Publisher: Penguin UK

Published: 2007-06-07

Total Pages: 304

ISBN-13: 0141905921

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What's the difference between short leg and deep midwicket? When would you be thinking about bowling a yorker? What's so great about the sound of leather on willow? Cricket’s vocabulary is a mixture of jargon and cliché, poetry and prose, misty-eyed romanticism and old-gits’ cynicism. Arm-ball to Zooter is a witty guide to the peculiarities of the game, its history and major figures; cricket-lovers might find their own pet hates confirmed; cricket newcomers might be amazed at what cricket-lovers have been up to all these years.


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Download or read book Arm-ball to Zooter written by Lawrence Booth and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2007-06-07 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What's the difference between short leg and deep midwicket? When would you be thinking about bowling a yorker? What's so great about the sound of leather on willow? Cricket’s vocabulary is a mixture of jargon and cliché, poetry and prose, misty-eyed romanticism and old-gits’ cynicism. Arm-ball to Zooter is a witty guide to the peculiarities of the game, its history and major figures; cricket-lovers might find their own pet hates confirmed; cricket newcomers might be amazed at what cricket-lovers have been up to all these years.


Language Of Cricket

Language Of Cricket

Author: John Eddowes

Publisher:

Published:

Total Pages:

ISBN-13: 9780140276503

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The Language of Cricket

The Language of Cricket

Author: John Eddowes

Publisher:

Published: 1997

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781857542707

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In the Ashes of 1981 John Emburey has come round the wicket and got one to pop: although Australian captain Alan Border has tried to play it with soft hands, the ball was dollied to Mike Gatting at short leg who is about to pouch it, watched by Ian Botham and Graham Gooch. These terms and more than 500 others feature in The Language of Cricket, traced from first mentions in the sixteenth century to the language used by today's commentators, writers and aficionados. The history of the game and how it came to England, how the Ashes started, the mysteries of swing and reverse swing, ball-tampering, the bodyline story, bouncing are explained. The reasons behind such laws as lbw and how they are applied are clearly unfolded.


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Download or read book The Language of Cricket written by John Eddowes and published by . This book was released on 1997 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the Ashes of 1981 John Emburey has come round the wicket and got one to pop: although Australian captain Alan Border has tried to play it with soft hands, the ball was dollied to Mike Gatting at short leg who is about to pouch it, watched by Ian Botham and Graham Gooch. These terms and more than 500 others feature in The Language of Cricket, traced from first mentions in the sixteenth century to the language used by today's commentators, writers and aficionados. The history of the game and how it came to England, how the Ashes started, the mysteries of swing and reverse swing, ball-tampering, the bodyline story, bouncing are explained. The reasons behind such laws as lbw and how they are applied are clearly unfolded.


The Dictionary of Cricket

The Dictionary of Cricket

Author: Michael Rundell

Publisher:

Published: 1995-01-01

Total Pages: 218

ISBN-13: 9780198662303

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The language of cricket is as complex as the game itself--quite a statement, given that Americans are, on the whole, mystified by the sport. But now, anyone wishing to appear literate and informed in the presence of skilled batsmen can turn to The Dictionary of Cricket for an indispensable guide to the language and the game. Readers of this definitive and delightful mixture of history, etymology, and social comment will be able to amaze their friends with astute asides incorporating such terms as "featherbed" (a very easy-paced wicket offering no encouragement to the bowlers and providing favorable batting conditions), "Kookaburra ball" (a hard, resilient type of cricket ball widely used in Australia), and "boot hill" (a very close fielding position in front of the wicket, such as "silly point" or "forward short leg"). Providing full and clear definitions of each item, supported by extensive and entertaining examples of its use, The Dictionary offers coverage of historical and present day cricket terms; quotations from a wide vareity of sources, including newspapers from around the world as far back as the 18th century; technical, historical, and legal information relating to a term; and--invaluable for recent converts--ample line drawings to illustrate key concepts, particularly those relating to rules of play or techniques. Whether or not they know a "googly" from a "yorker," The Dictionary of Cricket will bowl over anyone with an interest in international sport and British culture.


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Download or read book The Dictionary of Cricket written by Michael Rundell and published by . This book was released on 1995-01-01 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The language of cricket is as complex as the game itself--quite a statement, given that Americans are, on the whole, mystified by the sport. But now, anyone wishing to appear literate and informed in the presence of skilled batsmen can turn to The Dictionary of Cricket for an indispensable guide to the language and the game. Readers of this definitive and delightful mixture of history, etymology, and social comment will be able to amaze their friends with astute asides incorporating such terms as "featherbed" (a very easy-paced wicket offering no encouragement to the bowlers and providing favorable batting conditions), "Kookaburra ball" (a hard, resilient type of cricket ball widely used in Australia), and "boot hill" (a very close fielding position in front of the wicket, such as "silly point" or "forward short leg"). Providing full and clear definitions of each item, supported by extensive and entertaining examples of its use, The Dictionary offers coverage of historical and present day cricket terms; quotations from a wide vareity of sources, including newspapers from around the world as far back as the 18th century; technical, historical, and legal information relating to a term; and--invaluable for recent converts--ample line drawings to illustrate key concepts, particularly those relating to rules of play or techniques. Whether or not they know a "googly" from a "yorker," The Dictionary of Cricket will bowl over anyone with an interest in international sport and British culture.


KARNATAKA CRICKET'S HALL OF FAME AND ITS CORRIDORS in English language

KARNATAKA CRICKET'S HALL OF FAME AND ITS CORRIDORS in English language

Author: S.S.SHREEKUMAR

Publisher: Clever Fox Publishing

Published:

Total Pages: 234

ISBN-13:

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The book contains profiles and photos of all legendary cricketers from EAS Prasanna, GR Vishwanath, BS Chandrasekhar, Brijesh Patel down to K. L. Rahul, Mayank Agarwal who have played for India is all or any two or one of the three formats - Tests, ODIs or T20Is. There are others who have done yeoman service to Karnataka but never got their due. Profiles of some rising stars and also a section on Women's cricketers. It also contains other interesting chapters and records. I have also given the Roll of Honour of major cricket tournaments in the end. It is essentially a book which provides information about Karnataka cricketers in one package. This has not been attempted before and I will be the first to do so.


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Download or read book KARNATAKA CRICKET'S HALL OF FAME AND ITS CORRIDORS in English language written by S.S.SHREEKUMAR and published by Clever Fox Publishing. This book was released on with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book contains profiles and photos of all legendary cricketers from EAS Prasanna, GR Vishwanath, BS Chandrasekhar, Brijesh Patel down to K. L. Rahul, Mayank Agarwal who have played for India is all or any two or one of the three formats - Tests, ODIs or T20Is. There are others who have done yeoman service to Karnataka but never got their due. Profiles of some rising stars and also a section on Women's cricketers. It also contains other interesting chapters and records. I have also given the Roll of Honour of major cricket tournaments in the end. It is essentially a book which provides information about Karnataka cricketers in one package. This has not been attempted before and I will be the first to do so.