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Featured Books July 2013

A Selection of Pre-War Tour Cricket Books

Trailblazers

The Trailblazers

THE TRAIL BLAZERS – THE FIRST ENGLISH CRICKET TOUR OF AUSTRALIA 1861-62 by  David Frith

South Australia v. New South Wales,, 15-19 December 1900. Signed, numbered edition of 100 copies.

 

$40

Horan's Diary

Horan’s Diary

HORAN’S DIARY: THE AUSTRALIAN TOURING TEAM 1877-79 (ed) Frank Tyson

(Descriptions and full match scores of every one of the 78 games. Hard-back limited edition of 320 copies)

 

 

$125

 The Third Australian Cricket Team in EnglandTHE THIRD AUSTRALIAN TEAM IN ENGLAND 1882: A COMPLETE RECORD OF ALL THE MATCHES WITH PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHY OF EACH MEMBER
(1989 reprint of a vary scarce publication. This tour established Test cricket between England and Australia)

 

 

 

$60

 The Australians in England 1884

THE AUSTRALIANS IN ENGLAND: A COMPLETE RECORD OF THE CRICKET TOUR OF 1884


C.F. Pardon

(Facsimile reprint, published in 1984 in an edition limited to one hundred and fifty numbered copies)

 

$100

 The 1899 Australians in England THE 1899 AUSTRALIANS IN ENGLANDPeter Sharpham

(Full length retrospective account,  published in 1997.  Includes full scores of all the matches)

 

 

$45

How We Recovered the AshesHOW WE RECOVERED THE ASHES (1903-04)
P.F. Warner

(First edition. A valuable, substantial account of the tour)

 

 

$225

 Gilligans Men A Critical Review of the MCC Tour of Australia 1924-25GILLIGAN’S MEN: A CRITICAL REVIEW OF THE M.C.C. TOUR OF AUSTRALIA 1924-25 M.A. Noble

(First edition. The first of three tour books by an ex-Australian Test captain)

 

 

$80

 The Fight for the Ashes 1928-29 WarnerTHE FIGHT FOR THE ASHES 1926

P.F. Warner(Excellent detailed account including accounts and full scores of almost all the matches)

 

 

$100

 The Fight for the Ashes 1928-29 MA NobleTHE FIGHT FOR THE ASHES 1928-29

M.A. Noble
(Another ‘genuine’ tour book, covering all the matches)

 

 

$125

 The Tests of 1930THE TESTS OF 1930
P.G.H. Fender(Generally considered the finest author of tour books. Provides outstanding descriptions and analyses of Test matches)

 

 

$150

THE FIGHT FOR THE ASHES 1932-33

Jack Hobbs(A complete account of all the matches, including those in New Zealand and Ceylon)

$100

 The 1937 Australian Test Tour 1937 AUSTRALIAN TEST TOUR
Bruce Harris

(The only detailed account of the tour, with accounts of all the matches)

 

 

$100