Page 32 of 136 FirstFirst ... 2230313233344282132 ... LastLast
Results 466 to 480 of 2032
Like Tree2Likes

Thread: Cricket Books

  1. #466
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend Perm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Clutha Valley, New Zealand
    Posts
    21,816
    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    I'd assume that unless the translation was more far reaching than normal, the story still features Potter as an English child, living in England, attending an English school. My understanding, and I might be trading in out-dated stereotypes here, is that a lot of Afrikaners had little time for the Poms.
    Yup, that's exactly what I was thinking. Wasn't sure whether it's still the case or not, but it definitely used to be.
    The Future of International Cricket - Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Ravi Bopara, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Shahriar Nafees, Raqibul Hasan, Salman Butt, JP Duminy
    Proud Supporter of the Bangladeshi Tigers
    Ryan ten Doeschate - A Legend in the Making
    MSN: zacattack90@hotmail.com

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Romance can be dealt with elsewhere - I just don't enjoy it in cricket.

  2. #467
    SJS
    SJS is offline
    Hall of Fame Member SJS's Avatar
    Virus 2 Champion!
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Mumbai India
    Posts
    19,255
    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Would love to get my hands on Larwood's and Jardine's books on the subject. Any idea of any places in Melbourne to have a look?
    Dont know about Melbourne but you can buy Larwood's:-
    Larwood Story, The: Inside Story of the Famous Bodyline Controversy
    Larwood, Harold; Perkins, Kevin
    from
    Jo's Books
    (Gerringong, NSW, Australia)

    and Douglas Jardine's In Quest of The Ashes from
    Brian Davies Books
    (Manly, NSW, Australia)

  3. #468
    RTDAS pasag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Looking for milksteak
    Posts
    31,678
    Thanks Sjs, will look into it.
    Rest In Peace Craigos
    2003-2012

  4. #469
    Dan
    Dan is offline
    Global Moderator / Cricket Web Staff Member Dan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    A small planet somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse
    Posts
    6,095
    I read Calypso Cricket by Roland Fishman. Its about the 1991 tour to the WI
    My sworn enemy:
    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    I hate s smith.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    I give out points for style of which Steve(n) Smith has none.


  5. #470
    School Boy/Girl Captain Joe Ninety's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    I can smell your chips
    Posts
    121
    I found On Top Down Under 1st revised Edition(1976)the other day for $AUS1.Yay. I can also thoroughly recommend "The Cradle Days of Australian Cricket", An anthology of the writings of 'Felix' (T.P.Horan) published in1989. Not only a great read but also photos of some of the best beards ever seen on a cricket pitch.

  6. #471
    Global Moderator Matt79's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Colll----ingggg---woooooodddd!!!!
    Posts
    17,426
    Nice finds Joe Ninety. Welcome to CW by the way. Given your good taste in literature, I reckon you'll like it here!
    Quote Originally Posted by Irfan
    We may not like you, your filthy rich coffers or your ratbag scum of supporters but by god do we respect you as a football team
    GOOD OLD COLLINGWOOD - PREMIERS IN 2010

    Is Cam White, Is Good.

  7. #472
    Cricket Web Staff Member archie mac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    canberra Australia
    Posts
    10,724
    Quote Originally Posted by rvd619323 View Post
    I read Calypso Cricket by Roland Fishman. Its about the 1991 tour to the WI
    What did you think? It was quite controversial when it came out, I quite enjoyed it from memory
    You know it makes sense.

  8. #473
    Cricket Web Staff Member archie mac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    canberra Australia
    Posts
    10,724
    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Ninety View Post
    I found On Top Down Under 1st revised Edition(1976)the other day for $AUS1.Yay. I can also thoroughly recommend "The Cradle Days of Australian Cricket", An anthology of the writings of 'Felix' (T.P.Horan) published in1989. Not only a great read but also photos of some of the best beards ever seen on a cricket pitch.
    The cradle days is a great read, and Horan one of the greatest of all Australian cricket writers

  9. #474
    School Boy/Girl Captain Joe Ninety's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    I can smell your chips
    Posts
    121
    Its amazing where you can find some of these books. I found On Top Down Under at a fruit and veg markets one Saturday morning.

  10. #475
    School Boy/Girl Captain Joe Ninety's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    I can smell your chips
    Posts
    121

    Icon7

    Oh and thanks for the welcome

  11. #476
    U19 Cricketer armchairumpire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    404
    Quote Originally Posted by rvd619323 View Post
    I read Calypso Cricket by Roland Fishman. Its about the 1991 tour to the WI
    I vote this book as the worst cricket book I have ever read. Unfortunately I got rid of my copy only to be given another one. However, Archie and I obviously (but rarely) disagree about this. I seem to remember that it caused quite a stir at the time.

  12. #477
    Cricket Web Staff Member archie mac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    canberra Australia
    Posts
    10,724
    Quote Originally Posted by armchairumpire View Post
    I vote this book as the worst cricket book I have ever read. Unfortunately I got rid of my copy only to be given another one. However, Archie and I obviously (but rarely) disagree about this. I seem to remember that it caused quite a stir at the time.
    I think because I am quite a bit younger than you ACU, I related more to the book

    Seriously I enjoyed some of the behind the scenes stuff he gave us about the players, something I had rearly read in any other cricket book before this one.

    He was given access because he was a mate of Matthews, but that friendship soon ended after this book came out

  13. #478
    International 12th Man neville cardus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    South Africa
    Posts
    1,677
    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    I'd assume that unless the translation was more far reaching than normal, the story still features Potter as an English child, living in England, attending an English school.
    In which case it certainly didn't go over my head; I was looking stupidly for some deep, hidden comedy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    My understanding, and I might be trading in out-dated stereotypes here, is that a lot of Afrikaners had little time for the Poms.
    Nope. That's emphatically still the case.
    Cheers,
    Rodney Ulyate

  14. #479
    International 12th Man neville cardus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    South Africa
    Posts
    1,677
    Quote Originally Posted by rvd619323 View Post
    I read Calypso Cricket by Roland Fishman. Its about the 1991 tour to the WI
    A rather controversial offering, I believe.

  15. #480
    International 12th Man neville cardus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    South Africa
    Posts
    1,677
    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    A rather controversial offering, I believe.
    Archie, you're making a very annoying habit of beating me to these insightful comments. Stop it.



Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Next Indian Coach
    By shoot_me in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 23-05-2007, 02:37 AM
  2. Cricket and Baseball
    By Stefano in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 52
    Last Post: 26-03-2007, 07:05 AM
  3. Cricket v/s Baseball
    By chekmeout in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 105
    Last Post: 26-07-2005, 04:56 PM
  4. Windies cricket situation
    By Pratters in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 14-05-2005, 10:43 PM
  5. The Twenty20 Cup in England
    By PY in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 126
    Last Post: 22-07-2003, 03:26 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •