Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2005

Author: Matthew Engel

Publisher: Macmillan Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780947766894

Category: Reference

Page: 1744

View: 8062

The 142nd edition of the world's most famous sports book emerges in sprightly mood, and, with full reports of England's eventful tour of South Africa, it is more up-to-date than any previous Wisden. Wisden 2005 explains how the mighty confusion of Indian TV bankrolls the game. One great Australian, Richie Benaud, pays homage to another, Keith Miller. And there is a full history of chucking controversies, reports on South Africans' lingering love affair with Hansie Cronje and, from Sri Lanka, how cricket rose to the challenge of the terrible tsunami. And there are full reports of an amazing cricketing year: the world records for Brian Lara, Murali and Shane Warne, and coverage of every match of England's astonishing winning sequence that took them from Jamaica to Johannesburg - and a dozen Test victories - in just ten months. Elsewhere Wisdenbrings news of the ground where it hasn't rained in 15 years, the brothel that caters solely for professional cricketers and how an electric buggy, a TV camera and 15 hot air balloons stopped play. And there's an interview with cricket's most famous Slovak goalkeeper. All this - and much more - makes Wisden Cricketers' Almanackthe essential companion for every follower of cricket.

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2006

Author: Matthew Engel

Publisher: Macmillan Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780947766986

Category: Reference

Page: 1600

View: 2173

WISDEN HAS RECORDED 143 SUMMERS, BUT NEVER ONE LIKE THIS Wisden2006 has more feature articles and more colour pictures than ever before, plus a special section on the 2005 Ashes. Top writers include Gideon Haigh, Steve James, Clement Freud, Ed Smith, Kevin Mitchell, Quentin Letts, David Frith, Francis Wheen, Angus Fraser, plus · Paul Hayward on cricket's first rock star · Simon Barnes on the Freddiad · The Analyst on how England won · Mark Taylor on Australia's defeat · John Woodcock's Ashes reflections · Derek Pringle on the post-match beer And Wisdenanswers the questions: Who are the teams of the decade? Who are Flantiff and Vorner? Who is the Leading Cricketer in the World? Wisden: the essential companion for every follower of cricket.

2003 Wisden Cricketers Almanack

Author: Tim De Lisle

Publisher: John Wisden & Company Limited

ISBN: 9780947766788

Category: Cricket

Page: 1500

View: 423

The 140th edition ofWisden Cricketers' Almanackis the first edition of Wisden to have a picture on the front cover. It also has more pages than any other edition to date. Edited by Tim de Lisle (a one-year appointment pending the return of Matthew Engel), Wisden 2003 reveals who has seen the most Test matches live, and why it's advisable not to marry a cricketer

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack Australia 2005 - 06

Author: Greg Baum

Publisher: John Wisden & Company Limited

ISBN: 9781740663274

Category: Cricket

Page: 964

View: 8624

Apart from covering every game everywhere, this year's Wisden will provide the ultimate Murali versus Warne comparison, cast a critical eye over twenty20 cricket and much more.

Wisden at The Oval

Author: Jon Surtees

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472942647

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 9494

The Oval in Kennington, south London – with its instantly recognisable gasholders – is one of sport's most iconic and popular venues. It has played host to an array of blue-ribbon sporting events over the years, including the FA Cup final and rugby's first varsity match. But it is as an iconic cricket venue that it is so widely known and loved. Since opening in 1845, The Oval has been the home of Surrey County Cricket Club, and these days it traditionally hosts the final Test match of the English season. It was one of the first grounds to stage a Test match (second only to Melbourne's MCG), when it hosted England–Australia in 1880, and its place in sporting history continues as 2017 sees the 100th Test match at the venue. The modern-day history of cricket can be told purely by referencing events that have taken place at The Oval or players that called the ground home. Wisden at The Oval takes the reader through that rich history, delving into the Almanack's archive, and arguing that more memorable events and moments have happened at The Oval than any other ground in the world. It will showcase the remarkable matches and series: from that first Test match in England and the subsequent birth of the Ashes, to the first ever official County Championship (won by Surrey), the first ever One Day World Cup in 1975, The Oval's key role in the birth of Twenty20 in 2003, and the biggest series of modern times with the 2005 Ashes and three subsequent Ashes victories in the following decade. It will celebrate the outstanding players and performances, including: Jack Hobbs, who played home games and his final Test at The Oval; Len Hutton's astounding 364* in 1938; Don Bradman's final innings; the iconic performances of Surrey's Jim Laker; Fred Trueman becoming the first player to take 300 Test wickets; the era-defining West Indians of the 70s and 80s who called it a home from home; and all the greats of the game through to today.

The Wisden Guide to International Cricket 2014

The Definitive Player-by-Player Guide

Author: Steven Lynch

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408194732

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 3102

The Wisden Guide to International Cricket 2012 is a page-per-player guide to the world's top 200 cricketers, each with a photo, stats and written profile, plus country-by-country records.

Wisden on the Ashes

The Authoritative Story of Cricket's Greatest Rivalry

Author: Steven Lynch

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147293380X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 704

View: 9668

*Updated edition to include the 2013, 2013-14 and 2015 Ashes series* Wisden on the Ashes: The authoritative story of cricket's greatest rivalry is a detailed chronological journey through the history of this famous English-Australian contest. With Test reports, scorecards, "Great bowlers of the year" and other fascinating material from the archives, together with new editorial pieces, this is a remarkable record of cricket's most enduring battle. The book begins its journey with England's first tour of Australia in 1876 and the subsequent three series prior to the 1882 tour that led to a mock obituary being placed in the Sporting Times "In affectionate remembrance of English cricket, which died at The Oval on 29th August, 1882. ... The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia." Celebrating the players who made their mark on the game and the controversies that shook the sport, the book covers every series since then through to the most recent series. In 2005 England won a highly competitive series that helped raise the popularity of the sport, and each series since then has attracted huge attention. This book will be a welcome addition to all cricket enthusiasts' collections, as well as an ideal gift purchase. This updated edition includes both 2013 series, which saw England retain the Ashes on home soil before Australia won all five tests in the second series later that year, and the summer 2015 series held in England. It also includes a colour photo section celebrating the players, the matches and the key moments from an ongoing rivalry.

The Wisden Collector's Guide

Author: Jonathan Rice,Andrew Renshaw

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408165279

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

View: 8905

The Wisden Collector's Guide is the definitive companion to one of the world's most important sporting publications. It begins with an overview of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, introducing the original John Wisden and describing the history of the publication. The next section contains highlights and information from each of the 147 editions, including bibliographic details (page extent, price, reprints etc), excerpts from the best articles, cricketers of the year, obituaries, and noteworthy events and matches. There is also additional information of interest to collectors and historical context in the form of news 'headlines' from each year. The guide concludes with a section dedicated to the serious collector. Covering everything from reprints to rebinds and from pagination to publishers, it is a vital resource for collectors. Affording a glimpse of the cricketing and historical landscape of the last 147 years, this is an accessible and fascinating volume for cricketing fans generally and a must-have item for Wisden collectors.

The Little Wonder

The Remarkable History of Wisden

Author: Robert Winder

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408192241

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 4093

John Wisden, at his peak known as 'The Little Wonder', was a key member of the England cricket team who in 1859 sailed across the Atlantic on the world's first overseas cricket tour. In 1864, after his retirement, Wisden published the first edition of the book that would make his name immortal. He printed 'full and accurate scores' along with indispensable facts about the Derby, the St Leger, the university rowing matches 'and other Interesting Information', including potted histories of the Wars of the Roses. The 1864 edition is now valued at anything up to £25,000, and Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published continuously ever since ? not for nothing is it known as 'the cricketer's bible'. The Almanack has, despite some close shaves, never missed a year. In 1937 it was just 48 hours from liquidation, and in the Second World War a German bomber set fire to the company's headquarters, destroying its records. And yet somehow, the yellow (since 1938) book has retained its antique, rugged character. It is a labour-of-love collection of records for cricket obsessives, but also a hearty eccentric. It loves to count the number of wides in a season, but also delights in relating tales from far-flung pavilions. Through the telling of Wisden's story, we also glimpse the history of English, and world, cricket. The book is a window onto the game's most charismatic characters, its high points, lows and political storms. In The Little Wonder Robert Winder traces the central role the game has played in national life for so long. The book's 150th anniversary in 2013 is the ideal time to tell the extraordinary story of Wisden's ? and cricket's ? journey from Victorian times to the modern world. New every year, it feels as though it has been with us for ever.

The Wisden Book of Test Cricket 2009 - 2014

Author: Steven Lynch

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472913345

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 6871

The Wisden Book of Test Cricket, first published in 1979, is well established as an invaluable and unique source of reference essential to any cricket library. This new volume includes full coverage of every Test match from late 2009 to the end of the 2014 season in England. Each Test match features Wisden's own scorecard, a detailed match report, details of debutants, close of play scores, umpires and referees, with number of appearances, and Man of the Match winners. Also included is a complete individual Test Career Records section and player index. Edited by Steven Lynch, this new volume brings collectors' libraries up to date, ensuring they have a complete and accurate record - essential for any truly self-respecting cricket enthusiast.

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2018

Author: Lawrence Booth

Publisher: Wisden

ISBN: 9781472953551

Category:

Page: 1488

View: 8577

*Large format edition*In this 155th edition of the Almanack, we celebrate England�s spectacular win over India in the Women's Cricket World Cup. Anya Shrubsole helped to make history at Lord�s and now she becomes the first woman to feature on the front cover of the Almanack.Among the feature articles, Simon Wilde reflects on the passage to England's 1,000th Test, Harry Pearson celebrates 50 years of overseas players in the county game, and Tanya Aldred examines sexism in cricket. Mike Selvey looks at the psychology of the new-ball partnership, while Zafar Ansari explains why he gave it all up at the age of 25. Gideon Haigh has fun with cricketers and their mannerisms, and Andy Zaltzman hails James Anderson's ascent to 500 Test [email protected]

The Cricket War

The Inside Story of Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket

Author: Gideon Haigh

Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing

ISBN: 0522865356

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 392

View: 3779

In May 1977, the cricket world woke to discover that a 39-year-old businessman called Kerry Packer had signed thirty-five elite international players for his own televised World Series Cricket. The Cricket War, now published with a new introduction and afterword, is the definitive account of the split that changed the game on the field and on the screen. In helmets, under lights, with white balls and in coloured clothes, the outlaw armies of Ian Chappell, Tony Greig and Clive Lloyd fought a daily battle of survival. In boardrooms and courtrooms, Packer and cricket's rulers fought a bitter war of nerves. A compelling account of top-class sporting life, The Cricket War also gives a unique insight into the motives and methods of the tycoon who became Australia's richest man.

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2001

Author: Graeme Wright

Publisher: Penguin Uk

ISBN: 9780947766634

Category: Reference

Page: 1500

View: 2638

The most famous sports book in the world, Wisden has been published every year since 1864. This 138th edition covers every first-class game in every cricket nation, and reports and scorecards for all Tests and ODIs. Trenchant opinion, compelling features and comprehensive records make it the cricketers' bible worldwide.

That’s The Way It Crumbles

The American Conquest of the English Language

Author: Matthew Engel

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782832629

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 219

View: 8869

Are we tired of hearing that fall is a season, sick of being offered fries and told about the latest movie? Yeah. Have we noticed the sly interpolation of Americanisms into our everyday speech? You betcha. And are we outraged? Hell, yes. But do we do anything? Too much hassle. Until now. In That's The Way It Crumbles Matthew Engel presents a call to arms against the linguistic impoverishment that happens when one language dominates another. With dismay and wry amusement, he traces the American invasion of our language from the early days of the New World, via the influence of Edison, the dance hall and the talkies, right up to the Apple and Microsoft-dominated present day, and explores the fate of other languages trying to fend off linguistic takeover bids. It is not the Americans' fault, more the result of their talent for innovation and our own indifference. He explains how America's cultural supremacy affects British gestures, celebrations and way of life, and how every paragraph and conversation includes words the British no longer even think of as Americanisms. Part battle cry, part love song, part elegy, this book celebrates the strange, the banal, the precious and the endangered parts of our uncommon common language.

Arm-ball to Zooter

A Sideways Look at the Language of Cricket

Author: Lawrence Booth

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141905921

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 1179

What's the difference between short leg and deep midwicket? When would you be thinking about bowling a yorker? What's so great about the sound of leather on willow? Cricket’s vocabulary is a mixture of jargon and cliché, poetry and prose, misty-eyed romanticism and old-gits’ cynicism. Arm-ball to Zooter is a witty guide to the peculiarities of the game, its history and major figures; cricket-lovers might find their own pet hates confirmed; cricket newcomers might be amazed at what cricket-lovers have been up to all these years.

Peter the Lord's Cat

And Other Extraordinary Obituaries from Wisden

Author: Gideon Haigh

Publisher: Aurum PressLtd

ISBN: 9781845131630

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 148

View: 6765

Published in collaboration with Wisden, publishers of the celebrated annual 'Wisden Cricketers' Almanack', this book presents a gallery of quixotic and eccentric cricketers as portrayed in their obituaries, edited by acclaimed cricket writer Gideon Haigh.

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2004

Author: Matthew Engel

Publisher: Macmillan Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780947766849

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1648

View: 6868

Wisden Cricketer's Almanack has been published every year since 1864. The 141st edition of Wisden will introduce a range of new features designed to make sense of the cricketing year in a world where England players are branded losers one week and comeback heroes the next. It will include full profiles of the leading players in England and abroad and for the first time, and will name the traditional Five Cricketers of the Year. Wisden 2004 will pay affectionate tribute to Sussex, champions at last, and take a nostalgic look at the genteel world of country house cricket. More up-to-date than ever before, Wisden will include full coverage of all the major cricket in 2003.

Pommies

Author: William Buckland

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1906510326

Category: Cricket

Page: 335

View: 2885

Based on extensive research and interviews with leading sports executives, "Pommies" is the first book to investigate the management of professional cricket in England. Three years after the great Ashes victory in 2005, the England team has reverted to type. In 2007, it lost three out of four Test series and got nowhere in the ICC World Cup and Twenty20 tournaments. Since 1987, Australia has thrashed England 34-9 in Tests and won four World Cups to England's none. Today, Australia has five cricket stadiums with more than 30,000 seats to England's none. Their team is accessible to all on Channel Nine, but England fans have to pay GBP400 a year for Sky. Using Australia as the model and inspiration, "Pommies" explains what is wrong with England cricket and presents a radical plan to improve the national team and open up the game for fans.

Remarkable Cricket Grounds

Author: Brian Levison

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1911216597

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

View: 5639

Across six of the seven continents on which cricket is played, there are some remarkable cricket grounds. From a tidal strip of sand outside the Ship Inn at Elie, in Fife, to the monumental Melbourne Cricket Ground with its 100,000 capacity, this book features the extraordinary places and venues in which cricket is played. Many grounds have remarkably beautiful settings. There is the rugged Devonian charm of Lynton and Lynmouth Cricket Club set in the Valley of the Rocks, not far from the North Devon coast. Then there is the vividly-coloured, almost Lego-like structure of Dharamshala pavilion in Northern India where local resident the Dalai Lama has watched a match. Many of England’s greatest players have come from public schools, and there are some wonderful examples of their cricket grounds such as Sedbergh and Milton Abbey. Country houses such as Audley End and Blenheim Palace form the backdrop to many cricket pitches, or castles, such as Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland, or even Portchester Castle, where there is a cricket ground inside the castle walls. Sri Lanka’s test ground, Galle, has a fort looming above it, while Newlands Stadium in Cape Town, has the unmistakeable Table Mountain as the backdrop. Some of the stunning imagery has a modern feel. Queenstown cricket ground has international jets taking off just yards from the playing action, while Singapore Cricket Club is an oasis of lush green set against a 21st century array of high-rise towers. Then there are cricket grounds in unusual places; Hawaii, Corfu, Berlin, Slovenia and St Moritz to name but a few.

Pundits from Pakistan

On Tour with India 2003-04

Author: Rahul Bhattacharya

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184756976

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 360

View: 340

In 2004 the Indian cricket team headed to Pakistan to play a historic series. Accompanying them was young cricket reporter Rahul Bhattacharya. The mood was tense, with political provocations and security fears. But as the archrivals met on the field, a rare spirit of bonhomie spread throughout the tour. And in streets and homes in Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Multan, the author had many warm human encounters that made the tour unforgettable. This book vividly brings alive the magic of cricket, even as it chronicles an emotional and hopeful time, witnessed by a young Indian discovering Pakistan.