Category Archives: April 2011

Joey Carew 1937-2011

Mischievous West Indies batsman and administrator who took a young Brian Lara under his wing writes Tony Cozier JOEY CAREW’s impact on West Indies cricket cannot possibly be judged by his modest record in 19 Tests, spread over 10 years … Continue reading

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Trevor Bailey 1923-2011

Doug Insole, Trevor Bailey’s predecessor as captain at Essex, saw a sure-footed rebel hone his technique to become one of England’s front-line bowlers. But he never forgot his county TREVOR BAILEY’s death was as unexpected as it was tragic. I … Continue reading

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Fifty Finest and In a League of Their Own

Richard Whitehead reviews Fifty Finest: A Tribute to England’s Test Cricket History by Andrew Bee Bridge Books, pb, 272pp, £9.99 In a League of Their Own: 100 Cricket Legends Select Their World XI by Richard Sydenham DB Publishing, pb, 190pp, … Continue reading

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Thank You, Hermann Goering: The Life of a Sports Writer

Gerald Mortimer reviews Thank You, Hermann Goering: The Life of a Sports Writer by Brian Scovell Amberley, hb, 192pp, £20 Memoirs of a sports journalist who spent three decades writing for the Daily Mail IT WAS after becoming an inadvertent … Continue reading

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The Cricketer’s Progress: Meadowland to Mumbai

Murray Hedgcock reviews The Cricketer’s Progress: Meadowland to Mumbai by Eric Midwinter Third Age Press, ph, 346pp, £14.50 Social setting has always influenced change in cricket and Eric Midwinter refreshes history to stimulating effect at a moment of unpredictable change … Continue reading

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The 2010/11 Ashes Series Complete Collection

Edward Craig reviews The 2010-11 Ashes Series Complete Collection Lace, 7-disc DVD box-set, 660 mins £44.99 Who would not want to watch it all over again? But a documentary which aims to get under the skin of England’s Ashes victory … Continue reading

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Ashes 2011: England’s Victory by Gideon Haigh

Steve James reviews Ashes 2011: England’s Record-Breaking Series Victory by Gideon Haigh Autumn, hb, 285pp, £12.99 Publishers may be keen to get their Ashes books out as fast as possible but does content suffer in the rush? Not if the writer … Continue reading

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Ashes 2011: England’s Record-Breaking Series Victory

Steve James reviews Ashes 2011: England’s Record-Breaking Series Victory by Gideon Haigh Aurum, hb, 285pp, £12.99 Publishers may be keen to get their Ashes books out as fast as possible but does content suffer in the rush? Not if the … Continue reading

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Trevor Bailey 1923-2011

Trevor Bailey 1923-2011 by Robin Marlar The Essex stalwart was one of England’s great allrounders, with a pivotal role in the mid-1950s. He died in a house fire in Southend, where he lived all his life. One of Trevor Bailey’s … Continue reading

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