Barnes in this match revealed himself once more as one of the most remarkable bowlers that this country has ever produced. He has a positively wonderful command of the leg break.... His great height makes it difficult for the batsman to follow the flight of the ball. He is useful on every kind of wicket, whereas few bowlers of his pace are able to bowl on a sticky wicket. - JACK HOBBS, 'My Cricket Memories' (1924)
Just had a look at the all time E & A teams, very impressive. I would perhaps have placed Border in front of Miller and 'we' consider an AR for England? Bit of a tail perhaps Botham or Rhodes instead of the poet
Last edited by archie mac; 03-02-2013 at 02:35 AM.
You know it makes sense.
@ Fred. A full set of Wisden as well, IIRC. Must have about 10 times as much shelf room as me!
Although, I was here yesterday, and I can heartily recommend it for its cricket section. I bought three titles (for £8) and could easily have grabbed another ten. I was out with new girlfriend though and so didn't want to seem too much of an obsessive (she'll find out soon enough!) and besides that takes the number looking for a permanent home into double figures.
There must be a lot of duplication with your existing collection with that lot, isn't there? Or did you defect to Wisden Cricket Monthly when it started up (1979, I think it was). I used to flip-flop between the two but I rarely bought both unless for souvenir value - which seldom applied where England was concerned.
Last edited by stumpski; 05-02-2013 at 09:22 AM.
- As featured in The Independent.
"Even when England lost 5-0 in 2006-07 I don't remember them folding like this. This is as bad as I have seen from an England side."
- Mick Vaughan on the 2013/14 tourists' efforts
I have so far managed to avoid putting any bookcases in the room I describe as the kid's bedroom, even though the little gits seldom visit these days - but the rest of the house is full of the things - and with no Mrs Fertang to rein me in any more I can and do do as I please, however sad that may be
However, I stopped buying once I got into photography three years ago for I do not get much time to read nowaday. It has always been like that for me. One passion at a time is all I can and will indulge in and so it has been for half a century. Now that I have been writing on CW continuously for a few weeks, my photography has taken a back seat and that is not what I would like to do. . . so . . . .
I also don't know what I will do with my cricket books . . . My sons love the game too but not the reading of cricket books. By the way, I too buy a lot of DVD's of movies and must have around 1500 at this point in time. Again one tends to buy faster than one watches which is not such a bad thing because when I sit down to watch I always have a big choice. In any event it takes just one sitting of 2-3 hours to watch a movie with a cricket book it is a real investment in time of which I am more acutely conscious of not having a great deal of left
Thats why I do not mind quoting from cricket books because it forces me to read them again which is such a pleasure . . .
Last edited by SJS; 05-02-2013 at 08:49 PM.
Not a cricket book, but has anyone watched the "Calypso cricket" DVD about the famous 1960/61 West Indies tour of Australia?
That, and I am looking to purchase some classic series DVDs. What are some really good ones?
Greatest Ever Test XI: JB Hobbs, L Hutton, DG Bradman (c), IVA Richards, BC Lara, GS Sobers, AC Gilchrist (wk), Imran Khan, RJ Hadlee, MD Marshall, SK Warne 12th man: M Muralitharan
Favorite XI: WG Grace, VT Trumper, IVA Richards, DCS Compton, FMM Worrell (c), AC Gilchrist (wk), CL Cairns, SK Warne, FS Trueman, SE Bond, T Richardson 12th man: H Larwood
If its the ABC one ?
It is worth it just to see, as well as hear, the Worrell and Benaud speeches at the end of the last test.
It is those moments that you then realise why test cricket is held in such high regard.
....also the Bradman " save your pennies" comment at the end.
(Unfortunately it is also with regret as the way public comments are stage-managed these days)
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