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December10

Brian Sellers: Yorkshire Tyrant

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sellers

We have not reviewed a book from the ACS ‘Lives in Cricket’ series for some time, so this week Martin looks at two recent additions, both dealing with Yorkshiremen

December10

Maurice Leyland

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leyland

We have not reviewed a book from the ACS ‘Lives in Cricket’ series for some time, so this week Martin looks at two recent additions, both dealing with Yorkshiremen

December03

The Agony Of Choice – A Look At UK Cricket Magazines

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rsz_mags2

The humble periodical rarely gets much in the way of critical acclaim, and is generally rather better appreciated once it has gone. The history of cricket literature is littered with failed projects, and with a new player in the marketplace with a familiar name there may well be another one joining them soon. So perhaps […]

December03

The Cricket War

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cricketwar

We are all agreed that this is a modern classic, and that a second edition was long overdue, although at least one of our number is disappointed that the original cover shot of a padded up Kerry Packer has been discarded

November26

Lillee & Thommo

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lt

The description of a cricketer as a legend is applied far too often to men who simply don’t merit it. On this occasion however no one is likely to argue with the use of the word to add lustre to the names of the subjects of Ian Brayshaw’s latest book

November19

Lucky Jim Pleass

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pleass

With Archie’s review this week is being of a distinctly mainstream title Martin has dug out something for the hardcore cricketing bibliophile. Surely there can be no other sport where such a good book can be written about the life of a man of such modest achievements?

November19

The Pocket History Of The Ashes

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pockethistory

There is no series quite like the Ashes, particularly for publishers, and once again on the eve of the game’s most famous contest we have a new history appearing – from Archie’s review it sounds like one for the new enthusiast so will doubtless find its way into many a Christmas stocking

November12

The Journey

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smith

Given its timing some will question the motivation behind the suggestion that Steve Smith might have been playing for England this winter, but doubtless it will help sell a few copies of the man’s autobiography in the Northern Hemisphere