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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    It's not the same Peter May you melon.
    . Yo watch your mouth FFS. Its not my fault if didn't know two Peter May's were involved in cricket, that is news to me..

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    I came across this whilst having a browse after recent posts elsewhere

    The story of SA's black cricketers - SouthAfrica.info

    Anyone here read it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid View Post
    I came across this whilst having a browse after recent posts elsewhere

    The story of SA's black cricketers - SouthAfrica.info

    Anyone here read it?
    I had not heard of it, sounds like an interesting read though
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    I had not heard of it, sounds like an interesting read though
    It does, but tbh it would be some way down my priorities, so I don't think I'll be delving into it just yet. My best guess was that TT Boy might have come across it.


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    Interested in jboss's opinions on it tbh. If only the guy could take a position.
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    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.

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    You've read the Ashley Mallett one?

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    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"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    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.
    My favourite book on the Golden Age of Cricket is A A Thomson's Cricket - The Golden Ages.. Its a lovely book.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath View Post
    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"
    Good books those two, particularly the Mailey one - shouldn't cost you too much, as long as you're not after the signed leather bound limited edition of the Bradman one of course


    This is what you're looking for (although the Mailey has been republished recently)

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    Well that didn't work - I'll try another way

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    could not open the page. can u email me pl at bagapath@gmail.com

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    About two thirds into Tresco's autobio. Great book and very candid, upsetting in fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    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.
    There is one by David Frith which is a pictorial book, but with quite a lot of text. From memory it is called Cricket the Golden Age. I have read it at least 12 times

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    Got The Greatest by Malcolm Knox for Xmas today. Looks a decent read, covering stuff at a pretty general level.



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