The Heartaches Cricket Book of the Year 2019

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    Steve Smith’s Men

    He was the top Test batman in the world, with numbers bettered only by the great Don Bradman then Australian cricket captain Steve Smith led the Australian team into a cheating scandal that stunned cricket. How did a team with such hard-edged history r …

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    Pushing the Boundaries: Cricket in the Eighties

    The Eighties was a colourful period in English cricket. As a member of the most successful team in Essex’s history, Derek Pringle was lucky enough to be in the thick of it. Now, after more than twenty years as a journalist, he lays bare the realities o …

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    Playing the Game?

    Playing the Game? looks at the changing ethics of cricket, from the infamous Bodyline series of 1932/33 to the present day. After decades of sledging, intimidatory bowling, blatant gamesmanship and dissent, the MCC adopted The Spirit of Cricket in 2000 …

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    No Spin: My Autobiography

    Named one of the ‘five greatest cricketers of the 20th century’, and widely-regarded as the greatest bowler of all time, Shane Warne is a technical and psychological genius of the game. Now for the first time Shane recounts his life story, without the …

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    England: The Biography

    England: The Biography is the most comprehensive account of the England cricket team that has ever been published, taking the reader into the heart of the action and the team dynamics that have helped shape their success, or otherwise, for 140 years. F …

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    Arlott, Swanton and the Soul of English Cricket

    A fascinating account of how two BBC broadcasters battled for the soul of English cricket during a time of great social change. With their strong personalities and distinctive voices, John Arlott and E.W. ‘Jim’ Swanton transformed the broadcasting of c …

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