Martin Chandler - ARTICLES

August14

The Best Captain England Never Had?

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Percy_Fender

In this feature Martin tells the story of Percy Fender, a talented and intelligent cricketer and, outside the game, a man who could not be accused of doing anything other than living life to the full

August13

Gentleman and Player

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cowdreymurt

As the third writer to have chronicled the life of a national treasure Andrew Murtagh took on a tricky challenge with this one, but from Martin’s review would seem to have emerged triumphant

August06

The Lord of Lord’s

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lordoflords

This week’s book delves way back into the history of the game, the story beginning back in the reign of Charles I, and ending more than a decade before Test cricket began

July30

The Kings of Summer

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kings of summer

Having already reviewed one very different book on the subject Martin has been reading Duncan Hamilton’s book about the climax of the 2016 County Championship

July23

A Game Taken Seriously

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GameTakenSeriously

There must be more books about the history of Yorkshire cricket than that of any other county, which makes Jeremy Lonsdale’s feat in looking at part of the subject from a new perspective all the more impressive

July09

Over and Out

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overandout

As England take on South Africa at Lord’s Martin reviews the biography of a man whose main claim to fame relates to a feat he performed at the famous old ground as long ago as 1899

July01

Frank Woolley

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FrankWoolley

The records Frank Woolley set are from another time and cannot be judged by the standards of today, but despite that the way he played would have been entirely suited to the 21st century – in this feature Martin tells his story