The Character of Cricket by Tim Heald

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  • Title: The Character of Cricket
  • Author: Tim Heald
  • Category: Sports
  • Date: July 2015
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 1910570273

 

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During one lengthy summer time in the course of the mid-1980’s, Tim Heald toured England, absorbing the flavour of not less than one cricket floor in each first-class county, and an excellent many more apart from. He needed to find the true character of the English recreation, amongst those that ate, slept and dreamt cricket in all corners of the nation. The outcomes are charming, heart-warmingly humorous, and sometimes shocking. In dialog with the sort of individuals who give the sport its spine -a gateman at Leicester, the groundsman at Swansea, a programme-seller at Bristol, a quintessential cricket-mad parson at Chelmsford -the creator evokes some vibrant ghosts, from the ever present W.G. Grace (as soon as punched within the face in Northampton) to Prebendary Wickham of Martock, and hears some unusual tales -the Derbyshire captain absconding with the money (and ending up as a tailor for the King of Spain); the Nottinghamshire crew fielding in lounge fits; the match during which the schoolboy Douglas Jardine was diminished to tears by Gubby Allen’s gamesmanship. The Character of Cricket is each a celebration of the nationwide recreation and an evocation of a specific manner of life -happily one nonetheless pursued within the England of as we speak. “Cricket books ought to meet one or more of these needed necessities, being both literate and amusing to read, or meticulously researched, or authentic in idea. Tim Heald’s The Character of Cricket triumphantly meets all three.” Benny Green, Sunday Times”First-rate stuff, within the nice and … timeless custom of English cricket writing.” Punch much less Dean Street Press ; July 2015 300 pages;

 

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