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    There is a good deal of material on VT in Monty Noble's "autobiography" The Game's the Thing

    and of course a series of photographs, including "the" photograph in Beldam and Fry's "Great Batsmen - Their Methods at a Glance"

    And Peter Sharpham, he of the definitive biography, has done a book on the 1899 Ashes tour relatively recently.

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    Much obliged, y'all. I guess I'll go with Mallett's book for now.

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    And Peter Sharpham, he of the definitive biography, has done a book on the 1899 Ashes tour relatively recently.
    I haven't actually tracked that one down yet - is it worth reading? Sharpham's stuff tends to be very well researched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    SJS' review of The Covers Are Off.
    What happened to the formatting !!!

    Looks very odd (and reads funny) without it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    There is a good deal of material on VT in Monty Noble's "autobiography" The Game's the Thing

    and of course a series of photographs, including "the" photograph in Beldam and Fry's "Great Batsmen - Their Methods at a Glance"

    And Peter Sharpham, he of the definitive biography, has done a book on the 1899 Ashes tour relatively recently.
    I read the 1899 one, it almost put me to sleep
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    What happened to the formatting !!!

    Looks very odd (and reads funny) without it.
    Sorry mate, I took it straight from the doc you send me

    If you would like I can send you your user name and password and you can change what we have up?

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    I read the 1899 one, it almost put me to sleep
    Thanks for the tip Archie - I had read the pre tour brochures that are reproduced in it but I wont now be rushing to read the rest unless I start suffering from insomnia

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Sorry mate, I took it straight from the doc you send me

    If you would like I can send you your user name and password and you can change what we have up?
    Please do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    Please do.
    I have taken the liberty of mending the format. Unfortunately, as Berita's limitations preclude us from employing the indentation that your quotations demand, inverted commas have had to suffice.

    At any rate, though, it looks far better now. Well reviewed.
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    I've just bought at a jumble sale for 25p a book entitled The International Cavaliers World of Cricket - published by Purnell in 1971. Really fascinating articles. Two in particular by Jim Laker, one entitled The Shifting Heritage in which he bemoans the poor attendances at County Cricket and sees the One-Day-Game (still in it's infancy) taking over. His best quote from the piece is "The average customer can no longer understand what cricket is all about." In a second article he bemoans the dying art of spin bowling - in 1971 .
    Other's interesting articles by Bobby Simpson on a "Cricket Revolution" in Australia and by Peter Pollock "An Impossible condition" which is an article written shortly after the cancellation of the Tour - he rightly predicts that it could be "many years before South Africa play another Test at Lords." There's also a World XI by Garry Sobers as a bit of light relief and plenty of action pictures I'd never seen before.
    I don't know how easy it would be to find a copy of this book but I'd recommend it to cricket historians or indeed any cricket fan with a feel for history.

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    To my ineffable shock, I became yesterafternoon the first cove in 91 years to remove Edith Lyttelton's hagiography of Alfred from the confines of Rhodes University's library. Still more shocking, though, is the fact that Mary Drew's Diaries and Letters have not been touched since 1977.

    My personal collection received another boost this week in the form of Sidney Barnes's life story, It Isn't Cricket (William Kimber, 1953). I greatly look forward to testing the claim he made me in an English press box once: "Why don't we have alternate days off and use each other's material, Nev? After all, we both write the same sort of stuff."
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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    To my ineffable shock, I became yesterafternoon the first cove in 91 years to remove Edith Lyttelton's hagiography of Alfred from the confines of Rhodes University's library. Still more shocking, though, is the fact that Mary Drew's Diaries and Letters have not been touched since 1977.

    My personal collection received another boost this week in the form of Sidney Barnes's life story, It Isn't Cricket (William Kimber, 1953). I greatly look forward to testing the claim he made me in an English press box: "Why don't we have alternate days off and use each other's material, Nev? After all, we both write the same sort of stuff."
    BTW, my copy of Charles Pardon's book on the 1882 tour of England has arrived. Do you want me to try and get photocopies made (I can try) and send to you ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    BTW, my copy of Charles Pardon's book on the 1882 tour of England has arrived. Do you want me to try and get photocopies made (I can try) and send to you ?
    What a lovely gesture. Yes, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    What a lovely gesture. Yes, please.
    U R welcome.

    I must tell you that the book is tightly bound making it almost impossible to scan but I will take it to a professional and ask if they can do it. I am sure some way will be found. At least we can try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    What a lovely gesture. Yes, please.
    Okay great news. I am able to scan it myself.

    Here is a sample. The introduction pages by Moorhouse. If okay I will send the entire thing to you over the next few days.

    Sorry the images are too big to go here
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