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.
The Business of Sports, Second Edition is a comprehensive collection of readings that focus on the multibillion-dollar sports industry and the dilemmas faced by todays sports business leaders. It contains a dynamic set of readings to provide a complete overview of major sports business issues. The Second Edition covers professional, Olympic, and collegiate sports, and highlights the major issues that impact each of these broad categories. The Second Edition continue to provide insight from a variety of stakeholders in the industry and cover the major business disciplines of management, marketing, finance, information technology, accounting, ethics and law. In addition, it features concise introductions, targeted discussion questions, and graphs and tables to convey relevant financial data and other statistics discussed. This book is designed for current and future sports business leaders as well as those interested in the inner-workings of the industry.
Few other team sports can equal the global reach of cricket. Rich in history and tradition, it is both quintessentially English and expansively international, a game that has evolved and changed dramatically in recent times. Demonstrating how the history of cricket and its international popularity is entwined with British imperial expansion, this book examines the social and political impact of the game in a variety of cultural sites: the West Indies, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. An international team of contributors explores the enduring influence of cricket on English identity, examines why cricket has seized the imagination of so many literary figures and provides profiles of iconic players including Bradman, Lara and Tendulkar. Presenting a global panoramic view of cricket's complicated development, its unique adaptability and its political and sporting controversies, the book provides a rich insight into a unique sporting and cultural heritage.
Each year 100 individually-numbered, leatherbound collectors' editions of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanac Australia are printed. They have all the features of the standard Wisden Cricketer's Almanack Australia 2004-05, yet feature a beautiful leather cover with gold embossing.
The Authoritative Story of Cricket's Greatest Rivalry
Author: Steven Lynch
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
*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 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 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.
The Wisden Book of Test Cricket, first published in 1979, iswell established as an invaluable and unique source of referenceessential to any cricket library. This new volume includes fullscorecards and match reports from 2000 to the current day and acomprehensive records section. Edited by Steven Lynch, this new volume brings collectors' librariesup to date, ensuring they have a complete and accurate record -essential for any truly self-respecting cricket enthusiast.
For 141 years Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has collected and collated what happens in top-class cricket, making Wisden the most famous name in sports publishing. Its pages record the development of a game and reflect social changes in the world beyond the game's boundaries. This second volume of A Wisden Collection provides a taste of Wisden down the years, picking out the highlights and the heroes who have made cricket headlines. Jonathan Rice in Wisden Cricketer described the first collection as 'an unputdownable treasure-trove of all that's quirky, informative and fascinating about Wisden's view of cricket'. Volume Two will be just as appealing to all cricket fans.
The Best Writing from Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2013
Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Sports & Recreation
The Shorter Wisden is a compelling distillation of what's best in its bigger brother. Available from all major eBook retailers, Wisden's digital version includes the influential Notes by the Editor, all the front-of-book articles, reviews, obituaries and all England's Tests from the 2012 season.
An Anthology of 150 Years of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
Author: John Stern,Marcus Williams
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Sports & Recreation
The 150 editions of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack have contained more than 133,000 pages since the first edition was published in 1864. Over the years the Almanack ? published every year without fail ? has charted the highs and lows of the game, always giving its authoritative opinion on the players, the matches and the pressing issues of the day. For the first time in one volume, The Essential Wisden provides the pick of those 150 years and 133,000 pages. From the forthright Editor's Notes by the likes of Sydney H. Pardon, Hubert Preston, John Woodcock and Matthew Engel, through reports on key matches around the world, and features on the game's top players, to the renowned obituaries of people in and around the game, and a range of cricket's idiosyncratic "Unusual Occurrences??, John Stern and Marcus Williams distil the Almanack's most significant and fascinating writing into one anthology. With the pick of a century and a half of the best cricket writing, from the leading writers on the game including John Arlott, Neville Cardus and Gideon Haigh, The Essential Wisden is a must-have for any dedicated reader of the Almanack ? and indeed for any devoted follower of the history of cricket ? providing a fascinating lens through which to view the changing nature of the game.
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.
The Inside Story of Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket
Author: Gideon Haigh
Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
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.