The Ashes: A Complete Illustrated History by Peter Arnold & Peter Wynne-Thomas hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Brian Trodd, 1990, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Tables;
From the cover: England versus Australia first Test, first day, first over. The ground is hushed and all eyes are on the bowler running in to deliver the first ball. Who has not felt the anticipation and excitement of that moment when another series between Test crickets oldest adversaries gets under way?
The battle for the Ashes is not only one of the oldest, but also certainly one of the greatest sporting contests in the world. Whatever their current strengths and standing, nothing stirs the blood like the clashes between the Poms and the rivals from Down Under.
After an introduction which describes early cricket tours from one end of the world to the other, this book tells the whole story, from the very first Test match, of cricket between the sides. The treatment is by series: for each series the scores of the Tests are given, and for all series of three or more matches the leading averages are also given.
The text is interspersed with biographies of the outstanding players, scoreboards of the most exciting matches, and a selection of carefully chosen pictures. The 1989 Australian tour of England is covered in full.
A records section, and lists of all cricketers who have played in England-Australia matches, complete the book.
All lovers of cricket will want this account of what remains the pinnacle of the game.
Introduction by: Dickie Bird
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
124 pages. 12¼” x 9½”.
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