Martin Chandler - ARTICLES


Walter Hammond – The Way it Was


This account of the last appearance of the great batsman is taken from a recently published book ‘The Way It Was’. We are grateful to Author and Publisher Stephen Chalke for allowing Cricket Web to feature this on the site.


Cricket Web Book of the Year 2008

WG Grace

Cricket Web’s first cricket book of the year is an instant classic. Martin takes a look for us. Runner Up is Jack Fingleton, easily the best Australian cricket book of the year. Stuart gives a lovely critique.


The Rise of New Zealand Cricket


New Zealand were the fifth country to play Test Cricket back in 1929/30 when an England team lead by Harold Gilligan played a four match series. The purpose of this article is to enable comparisons to be made with the more recent elevations of Zimbabwe and Bangladesh and, perhaps, to stimulate some debate.