Martin Chandler - ARTICLES

October08

Somerset Cricketers 1919-1939

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It will come as no surprise to those who recall his review of Somerset Cricketers 1882-1914 that Martin didn’t wait very long before reading its sequel

September17

Calling The Shots

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This week Martin looks at a potted history of cricket since 1946, culled from the correspondence that passed between Sir Donald Bradman and Jim Swanton

September03

Cricket’s Mystery Man

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After having their appetites whetted by last week’s book on Bevan Congdon Martin and Archie have been delving into Bill Francis’ back catalogue – for Martin the subject was Sydney Smith

August13

Gentleman and Player

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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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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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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