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  • 9780593072929

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    The Art of Centuries by Steve James

    A groundbreaking exploration of the history of cricket’s ultimate achievement and of the mental and physical qualities shown by the greatest players in the game. A century has always had a special resonance, in all walks of life, and none more so than …

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  • summerscrown

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    Summer’s Crown by Stephen Chalke

    Summer’s Crown celebrates 125 years of cricket’s county championship: the great teams and players, the memorable matches and bizarre episodes, the times of crisis and the fascinating social history that moulds it all. With colour throughout, it is lavi …

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  • FireInBabylon

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    Fire in Babylon by Simon Lister

    The West Indies had always had brilliant cricketers; it hadn’t always had brilliant cricket teams. But in 1974, a man called Clive Lloyd began to lead a side which would at last throw off the shackles that had hindered the region for centuries. Fire in …

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  • CricketJacket

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    Cricket: The Game of Life by Scyld Berry

    Written by the Sunday Telegraph cricket correspondent and former editor of the Wisden Almanack, Scyld Berry draws on his experiences as a cricket writer of forty years to produce new insights and unfamiliar historical angles on the game, along with mov …

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  • AmazingGrace

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    Amazing Grace: The Man who was W.G. by Richard Tomlinson

    A magisterial new biography reveals the real W.G. behind the record-breaking cricketer who was also the most recognisable public figure in Victorian Britain. It was the centenary of W.G.’s death on the 23 October 2015. William Gilbert Grace (1848-1915) …

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