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J: Some Forthcoming Publications – August 2013

J:     Some Forthcoming Publications – August 2013

The following books are due soon. Orders should be placed for them now. Approximate pricesare shown:

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168.An Endangered Species – David Gower
(The ‘definitive autobiography’ of the former England cricket captain and now renowned television commentator. Hard-back; 320 pages)
169.Ashes 2013 – Gideon Haigh
(To be published with in days of the 5th Test, containing ‘the finest writing from the Daily Telegraph team’ which includes Syld Berry, Simon Hughes & Steve James. Paper-back; 256 pages)
170.Bowlology – Damien Fleming
(“Cricket, life and stories from the avenue of apprehension”. Paper-back; 250 pages)
171.Champions – Mike Cowarde
(“Conversations” with some of the world’s greatest cricketers, including Clive Lloyd, Shane Warne and Allan Border. Paper-back; 288 pages)
172.Clarke’s Meadow And The Calypso Kings – Dave Bracegirdle
(Chronicles all the West Indies major visits to Trent Bridge & profiles many of the players from (the Caribbean who joined the Notts staff. Hard-back; 160 pages)
173.Cricket’s Greatest Rivalry – Simon Hughes
(“A History Of The Ashes In 10 Matches” from Australia’s first victory, the ‘bodyline series’ the fearsome attack of Lillee & Thomson, the wizardry of Warne to England’s reprise in 2005”. (Hard-back; 303 pages)
174.Don Bradman: The First Ten Years
(Elegant hard-back volume telling the story of Bradman’s early years in essays and articles by celebrated cricket writers, including Neville Cardus & C.L.R.James. It also reproduces Bradman’s scorecards and statistics for major games. 160 pages)
175.Driving Ambition – My Autobiography – Andrew Strauss
(A ‘candid account’ of the career of one of the most successful and respected England captains of the modern era. Hard back; 288 pages)
176.Double Headers Keith Walmsley
(Examines in detail all the occasions from around the world when a county, state or province ha s been engaged in two first-class matches at the same time. These include 43 in Australia, the last occurring in January 1957. Cricket Statistician’s publication. 140 pages)
177.W.G. Grace: Colonial Responses On His Tours Of Australia in 1873-74 & 1891-92 – Bernard Whimpress
(Signed, numbered, edition of 159 copies, the number representing W.G.’s highest score in Australia. Card-covers; 88 pages)
178.M.C.C. Law Manual Is An …. –    K.R. Wadhawaney
(Controversial book which shows up the Marylebone Cricket Club, holder of world copyrights on laws, in poor light. It highlights the “skullduggery of the authorities who have done little to reduce the anomalies and obscurities that have plagued the game for several decades”. Paper-back; 192 pages)
179.Middlesex C.C.C. Miscellany – Steven Fletcher
(“Middlesex Trivia, History & Facts & Figures. Hard-back; 160 pages)
180.No Dazzling Deeds With Bat rr Ball: A Centenary History of the New South Wales Cricket Umpires & Scorers Association 1913-2013 – Ronald Cardwell / David Jenkins
A detailed account of the development of cricket umpiring and scoring in New South Wales,  dealing with “all the changes, difficulties and financial pressures experienced”  down the years.  Also profiles of those umpires who  ‘stood’ in Test Matches,  officiated in more than 100 first grade games or who have been inducted into the inaugural Hall Of Fame.  Includes a lengthy section on scorers.  Hard-back volume;         over 500 pages;  200 illustrations.
181.Overseas First-Class Annual 2013 – (ed) John Bryantn
(Full first-class scores of all matches played throughout the world in 2012-2013, except for those in England, which are covered in Wisden. Paper-back; 495 pages)
182.Eric Rowan: The Toughest Springbok – Rick Smith
(No. 32 in the Cricket Statistician’s ‘Lives In Cricket’ series. Card-covers; 130 pages)
183.Sachin – Cricketer of the Century – Vimal Kumar
(“…. a journey from stellar innings to stellar innings, surveying Tendulkar’s brilliant career ….” The “ultimate tribute” to a great batsman. Paper-back; 277 pages)
184.Sportswriting: A Personal Journey – Bernard Whimpress
(Limited, signed, numbered edition of 50 copies. Card-covers; 170 pages)
185.The Art of Jack Russell: A Personal Journey Through 18 Counties
(A pictorial record of Russell’s 22 years playing for the Gloucestershire C.C.C. In all 85 oil paintings and 89 pencil sketches)
186.The Great Tamasha: Cricket, Corruption & The Turbulent Rise of Modern India – James Astill
(“The story of modern India seen through the lens of the glitsy, scandalous and lucrative Twenty/20 IPL”. Hard-back; 304 pages)
187.The History Of Cricket In 100 Objects – Gavin Mortimer
(“…. tells the strange and remarkable tale of cricket’s journey from the medieval village sport of ‘club-ball’ to today’s media circus graced by superstars”. Paper-back; 336 pages)
188.What Wisden Means To Me – (ed) Bill Furmedge
(Recollections and reminiscences from over 100 Wisden collectors, some famous like David Frith, Laurence Booth, Murray Hedgcock, Jo Rice and Andrew Renshaw and some not. Limited edition of 500 copies. Paper-back; 123 pages)
189.Wisden Cricketers Of The Year: A Celebration Of Cricket’s Greatest Players – Simon Wilde
(Lavishly illustrated coffee table book which honours all 570 players selected by the relevant editor of Wisden as “Cricketers Of The Year” since 1889, including photographs of each player and full details of why each was chosen. Over 400 pages)
190.Yackandandah Cricket Club: 150 Years 1859-2009 – Colin Barnard
(Concise historical outline of the club in northern Victoria. A-4 format. Card-covers; 24 pages)
191.Zindabad: A Modern History of Pakistan Cricket – Kamran Abbasi
(Modern encounters between England and Pakistan, starting with the tour of England in 1982 and finishing with the series against England in the United Arab Emirates in 2012. The controversial tours of England in 2006 and 2010 are covered in most depth. Paper-back; 328 pages)