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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    Sorry, have been a tad slow on this. Give me another month or so...
    'twill be much appreciated whenever you can do it...

    ... and if you could see your way to doing Shane Bond's book after that...

    .. not in any hurry for McCullum's though

    ... and finally

    ...if in that delightful country of yours you ever come across a copy of "Calypso Kiwi" by Sammy Guillen do please let me know

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    Don't really have an interest in Bondy or Bazza's books, so I'll leave it to one of the other Kiwis. I could do a review on the Martin Donnelly biography, but it's been years since I read it, so I'll do the Sutcliffe one and contemplate re-reading Donnelly (although I have 3-4 other books to get through after Christmas Day came and went).

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    I would do Bond's, but I'd just keep saying I agree with him, so someone less biased should do it.
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    Douglas Jardine - Spartan Cricketer

    In the week that England have retained the Ashes, Martin reviews a biography of arguably the greatest Ashes skipper of them all.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Douglas Jardine - Spartan Cricketer

    In the week that England have retained the Ashes, Martin reviews a biography of arguably the greatest Ashes skipper of them all.
    I don't think you would have to go far for an argument
    You know it makes sense.

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    You're in combative mood today

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    You're in combative mood today
    Ha ha, sitting here trying to write this bio of Clem is proving very frustrating

    Just read your review, good stuff. I also enjoyed this bio and even my wife read it and thoroughly enjoyed it

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Douglas Jardine - Spartan Cricketer

    In the week that England have retained the Ashes, Martin reviews a biography of arguably the greatest Ashes skipper of them all.
    Nice review Martin - I must say I found the portrayal of him in the TV series somewhat laughable, very much the comic-strip villain. It was that bloke from The Matrix and Lord of the Rings, wasn't it? Hugh Jorgan or some such.

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    You can`t go past David Fifth`s Bodyline Autopsy for a very good, rounded portrait of Jardine.

    Anyway, ordered Victor Trumper and the 1902/03 Australians from England for some Winter Vacation reading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    You can`t go past David Fifth`s Bodyline Autopsy for a very good, rounded portrait of Jardine.

    Anyway, ordered Victor Trumper and the 1902/03 Australians from England for some Winter Vacation reading.
    Read the Trumper one (a few years ago now) remember it being not too bad a lot more interesting then the one on the 1899 series anyway, by Sharpman I think

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    Blighted Lives

    Given Archie's glowing endorsement, and the fact that there are only 135 copies available, it would seem that potential purchasers of Blighted Lives should place their orders now

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    Cricket Statistics Year by Year 1946-87

    This week's book doesn't sound too promising, but it seems from David's review that the old adage about not judging books by their cover applies.

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    Sam Morris Cricket's Capital All-Rounder

    This week Archie reviews a biography of the first man of West Indian descent to play Test cricket

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    really enjoyed graeme smiths book, especially the chapter about batting with a broken hand etc. anyone read herschelle gibbs book yet? and is ntini releasing one? that'd be a great read too
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    Quote Originally Posted by ff_vii_ac View Post
    really enjoyed graeme smiths book, especially the chapter about batting with a broken hand etc. anyone read herschelle gibbs book yet? and is ntini releasing one? that'd be a great read too
    Have the Gibbs one on order so hopefully we will have a review up soon.

    If you have the time or inclination we would love to have a review of the Smith book



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