Wisden Cricketer's Almanack 2011
This year's Wisden is published tomorrow. Here are Martin's thoughts on the 148th edition.
nice review, indeed.
regarding the integrity of wisden, i am curious if they actually analysed or commented (not in this year's edition, of course) on the ecb's ill fated dalliance with stanford in the recent past, including the helicopter on the hallowed turf of lords bit. i read somewhere that it wasn't covered.
i know i am god. since when i pray i find i am talking to myself.
(massive apologies to barnes)
They gave the event rather more coverage than I thought it deserved (10 pages) - Stanford's fall from grace was dealt with in typical pithy style by Scyld Berry in his editorial notes in one page
ah, i see. thanks.
in general, don't like berry too much, prefer engle and tim de lisle.
Am just reading 'Standing My Ground' and finding it pretty enjoyable. Hayden gives some good insights into happenings during his career and some of the tidbits he gives regarding different players and certain things they said or did is very interesting.
R.I.P Craigos, you were a champion bloke. One of the best
R.I.P Fardin 'Bob' Qayyumi
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I spotted a small obituary in the Times the other day for Ralph Barker, who wrote a number of cricket books. Aged 93 I think.
Anyone read the Malcom Speed book ?
I just ordered "Cardus on Cricket" from amazon.
Also, does anyone know the best cricket books on players/tours from the Golden age?
Isn't that more of an illustrated book? Are there many written passages?
The bio I enjoyed the most about the period was CB Fry an English Hero by Ian Wilton
Another good read is Test of Time about the 1897-98 tour The Viney Agency
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"Stoddy's Mission", also by said Mr Frith, is an excellent account of the 1894/95 series in Australia
And if you've got a few quid and can track down a copy I'd certainly recommend this very special book
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