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    Echoes from a Golden Age

    Next week we will name the CW Book of the Year for 2010, and explain the reason for the delay in its announcement. In the meantime Martin has been reading something rather special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Echoes from a Golden Age

    Next week we will name the CW Book of the Year for 2010, and explain the reason for the delay in its announcement. In the meantime Martin has been reading something rather special.
    Good read Martin
    You know it makes sense.

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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...
    Finally completed and emailed to archie. Now, it's up to him as to when it ends up on the site!

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    I've nearly finished Michael Holding's 'No Holding Back', and I've really enjoyed it....


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    Quote Originally Posted by shivfan View Post
    I've nearly finished Michael Holding's 'No Holding Back', and I've really enjoyed it....
    Yet to read that one mate, sounds like one to keep an eye out for

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    CricketWeb Book of the Year 2010

    A little late, but for the best possible reason, we are finally able to reveal the CW Book of the Year

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    My shameless plug for my review of The Last Everyday Hero.

    Cricket Web - Cricket Books: The Last Everyday Hero: The Bert Sutcliffe Story

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    I'm half-way through Conrad Hunte's autobiography 'Playing To Win' , It's a decent book and a fast read, will get done with it when I find an hour or two today. HIs views on the black-white divide are really new to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    My shameless plug for my review of The Last Everyday Hero.

    Cricket Web - Cricket Books: The Last Everyday Hero: The Bert Sutcliffe Story
    Top read Voltman you should be doing more for us. Time permitting

    Quote Originally Posted by Teja. View Post
    I'm half-way through Conrad Hunte's autobiography 'Playing To Win' , It's a decent book and a fast read, will get done with it when I find an hour or two today. HIs views on the black-white divide are really new to me.
    Have not read that one, will have to keep an eye out

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    I should, but I won't be! Got a crapload on at work over the next few months...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teja. View Post
    I'm half-way through Conrad Hunte's autobiography 'Playing To Win' , It's a decent book and a fast read, will get done with it when I find an hour or two today. HIs views on the black-white divide are really new to me.
    Interesting choice - what made you pick that one out?

    Another cricketer who was committed to Moral Rearmament, its called Initiatives of Change now, was TC "Dickie" Dodds - he was an opening bat for Essex after the war - bit of a Virender Sehwag in approach, though not as good obviously - he published an autobiography called "Hit Hard and Enjoy it", which, if that's the aspect that interests you, you might find worthwhile - it's also pretty short - it's not that common but turns up on ebay from time to time and isn't costly

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Interesting choice - what made you pick that one out?

    Another cricketer who was committed to Moral Rearmament, its called Initiatives of Change now, was TC "Dickie" Dodds - he was an opening bat for Essex after the war - bit of a Virender Sehwag in approach, though not as good obviously - he published an autobiography called "Hit Hard and Enjoy it", which, if that's the aspect that interests you, you might find worthwhile - it's also pretty short - it's not that common but turns up on ebay from time to time and isn't costly
    Haha, didn't pick it out really. Was scavenging through my (late)grandfather's old books in his place's store room and found some cricket books too. A lot of Gavaskar's and Benuad's books, some autobiographies and stuff. A lot of them have their covers torn off half or completely and all the pages are covered in dust. I'm really excited tstl.

    About the Hunte book, I hit the point where he talks about his spiritual experiences. I'm an atheist and 'twas a little nauseating to see him talk about him crying and 'talking to god' and everything. I'm gonna start reading again now and finish it. Hope he talks cricket tbh.
    Last edited by Teja.; 14-02-2011 at 07:24 AM.

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    Before the Lights Went Out : The 1912 Triangular Tournament

    We like our cricket history here on the review team, and Patrick Ferriday has provided us with a real treat this week

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Before the Lights Went Out : The 1912 Triangular Tournament

    We like our cricket history here on the review team, and Patrick Ferriday has provided us with a real treat this week
    Just bought this one and hate reading reviews before I read a book, so will have to wait to read your effort

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Just bought this one and hate reading reviews before I read a book, so will have to wait to read your effort



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