Category Archives: Back Issues

Tony Greig on life as the businessman cricketer

Cricketers have never had it so financially good and Tony Greig, captain of courage and controversy in the 1970s, may be hailed now as their champion. He is still the arch professional, as Crispin Andrews discovered in the December 2011 … Continue reading

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Fred Titmus 1932-2011

Only he and Wilfred Rhodes have played for their county in five decades but of all the extraordinary numbers attached to the name of Fred Titmus none conveys the impression he made when he began his waddle in from the … Continue reading

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John Clay 1924-2011

Historic county captain whose identity with Trent Bridge spanned eight decades writes Peter Wynne-Thomas BIKES and buggies. But for them I would be in a better position to describe cricket in the 20 years after the Second World War and … Continue reading

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Peter Loader 1929-2011

But for a sprouting of outstanding England pace bowlers this hero of the great Surrey side of the 1950s would have played many more Tests writes Christopher Martin-Jenkins PETER LOADER was genial company off the field but a feared and … Continue reading

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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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Slow Death: Memoirs of a Cricket Umpire

Telford Vice reviews Slow Death: Memoirs of a Cricket Umpire by Rudi Koertzen with Chris Schoeman Zebra Press, pb, 225pp, £14.99 To the South African umpire with the slowly raised finger one thing matters more than any other RUDI Koertzen … Continue reading

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Young Wisden: A New Fan’s Guide to Cricket

Alex Brinton reviews Young Wisden: A New Fan’s Guide to Cricket by Tim de Lisle and Lawrence Booth A&C Black, pb, 128pp, £9.99 The second edition of Young Wisden is just what I want, says TWC’s first 11-year-old reviewer. And he’s … 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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