Martin Chandler - ARTICLES

November11

Brearley On Cricket

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brearley

We have an unwritten rule on the review team that anthologies, however good they may be should not get more than four stars, which gives the best indication there can be of how highly Martin rates this one

November04

Teddy

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teddy

Here we have one for the historians amongst us, with a look at one of the many great characters that the Golden Age produced

October28

Haygarth at Harrow

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Haygarth

Some books are aimed at a wide market, and others at just a few dedicated enthusiasts – this book most certainly falls into the latter category, but it seems likely its purchasers will be happy with their investment

October21

The Forgotten Floodlit Encounter

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The Forgotten Floodlit Encounter

Ultra slim volumes of cricket literature can still be interesting, and this week Martin looks at a couple of new ones from David Battersby, beginning with a look at a long forgotten ‘experiment’ from 1981 involving that summer’s Australian tourists

October21

Joe Darling on Cricket

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JoeDarlingOnCricket

Not for the first time, and doubtless not the last either, Martin has been reviewing a book which, for at least part of its subject matter, looks at the 1932/33 Bodyline series

October13

‘Slasher’

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slasher

Ken ‘Slasher’ Mackay is not the most exciting player Australia has produced by any means, but today’s side would probably be glad of him. In this feature, with some help from CW’s esteemed elder statesman, Martin tells his story

October07

Playing The Game

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playingthegame

Bodyline again, and plenty more besides in Mark Peel’s look at the varying directions in which cricket’s moral compass has pointed over the years

September30

Women at the Wicket

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Women

As the audience for the women’s game grows there will inevitably be an increase in the number of books on the subject. This week Martin has a look at a historical offering from the ACS