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    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath
    Can someone help me in finding "10 for 66 and all that" by Arthur Mailey and "Farewell to Cricket" by Don Bradman? I live in India and have been looking for these books in our bookshops. They have no idea how to get them. If someone can tell me a reliable on-line source I would love to buy them. Thanks.
    Roger Page in Melbourne Aust. has or can get both of those books, at a fair price

    His Telephone No. is 03 9435 6332 Not sure what No. you have to dial for Aust?
    You know it makes sense.

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    thanks archie mac. will cheer for aussies this december. ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath
    thanks archie mac. will cheer for aussies this december. ok?

    No worries mate, it is always good to be on a winner

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    Quote Originally Posted by a massive zebra
    Call 01529 306272, email sales@acscricket.com or write to ACS Sales, Blue Bell House, 2-4 Main Street, Scredington, Sleaford, Lincs NG34 0AE to order it directly from the ACS.

    Thanks for that AMZ! I'm considering joining the ACS as I'm a bit of a Statto in my spare time - I'd be interested to hear from anyone on here who is a member and whether they think it was worth the sub.


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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac
    A tough one mate, as this is not my field of expertise (SA cricket) I did read a book called England's Youngest Captain by Jonty Winch. Which deals with the First Test Matches in South Africa. Very good read.

    MW Luckin wrote a couple of histories of Sth Afr cricket Vol 1 was 1876-1915 -Vol 2 was 1919-1927. There was one by Eric Litchfield - Cricket Grand Slam which deals with the 1970 tour

    A great book about Sth Afr cricket which we have reviewed in the cricket book section is Basil D'Oliverira by Peter Oborne
    Unless I have 170 (Cheapest price on Amazon market place) hanging around, Litchfield's book will have to wait for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy
    Unless I have 170 (Cheapest price on Amazon market place) hanging around, Litchfield's book will have to wait for now.
    Sorry about that, did not know the price, it was not a very well covered series. R.S. Whitington had the choice between doing the 1970 series and a bio on Tiger O'Reilly

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac
    Sorry about that, did not know the price, it was not a very well covered series. R.S. Whitington had the choice between doing the 1970 series and a bio on Tiger O'Reilly
    Not your fault. Shame the series seems to be not as well documented as others from the period. From reading about it in Wisden and from players such as Barry Richards, it sounds fascinating and excellent book material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy
    Not your fault. Shame the series seems to be not as well documented as others from the period. From reading about it in Wisden and from players such as Barry Richards, it sounds fascinating and excellent book material.
    Some other things that happened; The SA cricket board wanted the Aussies to play a 5th Test (the series was very popular in SA) The CA agreed, but in their contract the Aussie players had the choice, and led by IMC demanded more money. CA refused but the SA CB offered to pay them a bonus. There was some heated arguments between the Aussie players, and in the end they refused. Otherwise I think it may have ended 5 zip.

    Lawry then wrote a letter to CA about the joke of playing a series in SA after a tough series in India. Chappell wanted all the players to sign the letter, but Lawry refused and took it upon himself, this is believed to be one of the main reasons Lawry was sacked as Aussie captain in the next series.

    You can find these things covered very well, in 'Chappelli speaks out' by Ashley Mallett. and also in Ali The Life of Ali Bacher by Rodney Hartman.

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    That 1970 series was South Africa's first for three years - the previous one had also been a home series against Australia, so it's not surprising they wanted an extra Test. It seems incredible now that everyone was prepared to tolerate a situation where South Africa only played against the 'white' teams.

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    the only cricket book i have is the steve waugh book, good read that too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ganja Farmer
    the only cricket book i have is the steve waugh book, good read that too.

    I was at the book store, and the paper back edition was the No.1 selling book. The new Shane Warne bio was No. 4 and Roland Perry's The Ashes was No. 10

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac
    I will have a quick look into it mate and let you know

    I remember one story about German cricket: There were a couple of Englishman from Lords in Germany and they had heard that a player had been punched in the face for dropping a catch.

    They spoke to the head of German cricket and said 'we don't think that sort of behaviour will encourage young Germans to play cricket'

    The head of German cricket responded 'yes, but you must understand it was a very easy catch'
    Actually Archie the particular incident that I wanted to tell is quite annoying but anyways . There is a story which many told me on different occasions including my dad (and any other Pakistani fella may also acknowledge me) .
    Once there was a test match going on b/w two regional German teams and Mr Hitlor was the guest of honour on the first day . The day passed and then Hitlor went some where out of the city and when he came back for the prize ceremony of the match he found out the match has been a draw . Hitlor said "What the hell are you guys been doing? For 5 days you have been playing and couldn't decide who won .Bogus game , Its banned now and shoot these players" .
    I know it is tough but may it is one of those bitter pills of the history !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FRAZ
    Actually Archie the particular incident that I wanted to tell is quite annoying but anyways . There is a story which many told me on different occasions including my dad (and any other Pakistani fella may also acknowledge me) .
    Once there was a test match going on b/w two regional German teams and Mr Hitlor was the guest of honour on the first day . The day passed and then Hitlor went some where out of the city and when he came back for the prize ceremony of the match he found out the match has been a draw . Hitlor said "What the hell are you guys been doing? For 5 days you have been playing and couldn't decide who won .Bogus game , Its banned now and shoot these players" .
    I know it is tough but may it is one of those bitter pills of the history !!!
    You crack me up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by a massive zebra
    There was a brief book on the history of German cricket written by James Coldham in 1983 that you might find of interest. Do a google search.
    The above was ltd to just 125 signed No. copies, so may be a little expensive.

    The only other one I know of is Die Welt des crickets: edited by Brian Fell.

    Don't think the Hitler story is true tbh, but could be wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by FRAZ
    Actually Archie the particular incident that I wanted to tell is quite annoying but anyways . There is a story which many told me on different occasions including my dad (and any other Pakistani fella may also acknowledge me) .
    Once there was a test match going on b/w two regional German teams and Mr Hitlor was the guest of honour on the first day . The day passed and then Hitlor went some where out of the city and when he came back for the prize ceremony of the match he found out the match has been a draw . Hitlor said "What the hell are you guys been doing? For 5 days you have been playing and couldn't decide who won .Bogus game , Its banned now and shoot these players" .
    I know it is tough but may it is one of those bitter pills of the history !!!
    Was that the same match where Hitler made a whirl-wind 73 (65) against a wayward attack consisting of Schumacher, Beethoven and Einstein?
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