Martin Chandler - ARTICLES

October23

The Life Of An Adventurer

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“One of the most extraordinary men to have played Test cricket” is how Wisden described South Africa’s Bob Crisp. In this feature Martin tells the story

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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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

September30

The Daffodil Blooms

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Daffodil

Here at CricketWeb we are very keen on the ACS ‘Lives in Cricket’ series, but haven’t yet reviewed any of their latest venture, the ‘Cricket Witness’ series – this week we remedy that