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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Something to be proud of, mine only goes back to 1953
    Wow.. awesome Archie. I just have the millenium edition plus the last three.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpski View Post
    It'll be a lifetime set - an edition for each year of my life - it doesn't go back as far as that.

    I do know someone with a complete set though.
    Ah I see, still not a bad effort

    I know a few people with a full set, but no one with a first edition full set, I wonder if anyone in the World has one?
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratyush View Post
    Wow.. awesome Archie. I just have the millenium edition plus the last three.
    It gets easier as you get older (more money), but the way things go: someone gives you say a 1998 Wisden, so you suddenly 'have to' collect all the ones from 1998 up to the start of your collection, and so it goes.

    I just hope no one gives me a 1920 edition, that will send me broke filling in the gaps up to the early 1950s

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    Hehe.

    How old are you Archie?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratyush View Post
    Hehe.

    How old are you Archie?
    Younger then the Waugh twins

    But only just

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    At least you can match them where cricket knowledge and passion are concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratyush View Post
    At least you can match them where cricket knowledge and passion are concerned.
    Mark; easily

    But it seems Steve knows his stuff and is a big student re the history of the game

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    Yeah, fair point mate..

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    Just finished Roy: Going for Broke inside 2 days, decent read, recommend it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoggy31 View Post
    Just finished Roy: Going for Broke inside 2 days, decent read, recommend it.
    A review please

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    Just finished Garry Sobers' imaginatively titled "My Autobiography". Slightly disappointing actually, not as snappy as his books from during his career, eg King Cricket, etc. It was actually a bit wafflely and repetitive in sections. But still, its great to read about the life and times of one of the true all-time greats, and it did deal with something of the man behind the cricket stats. Love to see how a modern team manager would deal with a captain who stayed out at the casino til 3am every night of a test match!

    And Archie - that's as long a review as I have time for right now!

    Getting into Perry's "Miller's Luck" now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Just finished Garry Sobers' imaginatively titled "My Autobiography". Slightly disappointing actually, not as snappy as his books from during his career, eg King Cricket, etc. It was actually a bit wafflely and repetitive in sections. But still, its great to read about the life and times of one of the true all-time greats, and it did deal with something of the man behind the cricket stats. Love to see how a modern team manager would deal with a captain who stayed out at the casino til 3am every night of a test match!

    And Archie - that's as long a review as I have time for right now!

    Getting into Perry's "Miller's Luck" now.
    Yes I was a little let down by the Sobers bio. The same fellow ghosted Viv Richards and that was a lot better I thought, but G. Haigh slammed that one.

    We have a review of the Miller book on the site, I thought it the best cricket book by R. Perry

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    Anyone read Nasser and Athers autobiographies?.I thought that they were quite a good read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pup Clarke View Post
    Anyone read Nasser and Athers autobiographies?.I thought that they were quite a good read.
    I much prefered the Atherton one, I thought Nasser repeated himself too much "I did it all for my dad"

    "everything I achieved was for my father"

    "I always tried to please my dad"

    etc, etc, etc,

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    I much prefered the Atherton one, I thought Nasser repeated himself too much "I did it all for my dad"

    "everything I achieved was for my father"

    "I always tried to please my dad"

    etc, etc, etc,
    LOL that's what I was thinking .And how he used to get up in the middle of the night to get a feeling of his bat



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