Interested in jboss's opinions on it tbh. If only the guy could take a position.
GOOD OLD COLLINGWOOD - PREMIERS IN 2010Originally Posted by Irfan
Is Cam White, Is Good.
Can someone please tell me the best book for reading about the Golden age of cricket? Whether a biography like C.B. Fry or an actual written account of the age.
Wish someone would write a decent biography of Trumper, tbh.
You've read the Ashley Mallett one?
anyone has a copy of "10 for 66 and all that"? would like to buy it if it doesnt cost a bomb. also "farewell to cricket"
On Trumper, unfortunately there are no contemporary biographies (written by someone who saw him and/or played in his time) in the form of full length book. The best you can do is read two chapter's on Trumper (Victor Trumper and Trumper's Genius) by MA Noble in his book The Game's The Thing.
As a book written by a latter day cricketer, I would recommend Fingleton's "Victor Trumper". Fingleton also has fabulous articles on Trumper in his books Fingleton on Cricket and Masters of Cricket.
If you manage to read all this you dont need more reading on Trumper although their are beautiful pieces of prose on his batting by others including Cardus and Batchelor.
About two thirds into Tresco's autobio. Great book and very candid, upsetting in fact.
"It was an easy decision to sign. I could have gone elsewhere, I had calls, but it never entered my mind it's not about the money."
RIP Craigos. A true CW legend. You will be missed.
Got The Greatest by Malcolm Knox for Xmas today. Looks a decent read, covering stuff at a pretty general level.
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