Martin Chandler - ARTICLES

January15

The Summer Field

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Next week we announce our Book of the Year. Today we have something unusual; Martin reviewing a book published by the ACS that is not a volume in the ‘Lives in Cricket’ series

January08

New Books – An Overview for January 2017

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It’s that time of year again, and while there can be no doubt there are no fortunes to be made from writing or publishing cricket books, the state of the industry still seems to be healthy enough, certainly in terms of originality and variety.

December18

Perthshire’s Proud Place in Scottish Cricket

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We sometimes wonder how Martin finds some of the things he reviews, and this one certainly falls into that category. He assures us that scouring the internet for obscure cricketing publications is actually quite normal, but no one here believes him, not even Archie Mac!

December10

Gordon Greenidge – Product of the Royal County

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We are given to understand that Martin has batted on several strips of turf where, not so many years previously, Gordon Greenidge had done the same. Sadly Martin scored many runs fewer than Greenidge, but he still thought it a good excuse to write about one of the most punishing opening batsmen to have played the game

December04

Richie – The Man Behind The Legend

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There is no shortage of reading material available for those interested in the late Richie Benaud. We haven’t got round to reviewing all of the books published about him last year, but have covered three now, all of which are well worth a read

November27

Brief Candles 2

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Cricket writing’s answer to JK Rowling is featured this week with an excellent follow up, although the unimaginative title is a little disappointing – how about Brief Candles and the Philosopher’s Wisden for the next one?

November20

Driven

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Martin delivered this review before the second Test began on Thursday. We have little doubt that he will be disappointed that his closing assessment has been borne out by events