Ashes Victory: The Official Story of the Greatest Ever Test Series in the Team’s Own Words by The England Cricket Team lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Orion, 2005, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Tables;
From the cover: It was one of the most eagerly anticipated series ever: the worlds two top sides, Australia and England, battling for the Ashes. It was sold out long before the first ball was bowled; and the warm-up limited-overs clashes showed that it would be tense. But no one expected what came next.
The first Test at Lords began with a clatter of wickets, as England were beaten by 239 runs. The doom-mongers feared it would be business as usual, with English hopes crushed. Then in the second Test, England decided to take the attack to Australia. The tide began to turn.
England dominated the match, but ended up winning by just two runs in the closest finish to any Ashes Test in history. In the third Test, Australias last pair clung on to save the match; and, on a tension-filled Sunday in the fourth Test, more than 8 million people were glued to their television sets as England edged towards a crucial victory. So it was all down to the final day of the last Test, when England had to bat to save the match
In this fascinating book, the greatest series of all time is recalled by the England players. They take the reader inside the dressing room to reveal what was said as they plotted Australias downfall, and explain what its like to face a 95 mph bouncer with only a few runs needed for victory, or how it feels to take a wicket when a bad ball could lose the match. No cricket fan will ever forget this series; and this book will be a permanent reminder of the heroes who won the 2005 Ashes.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 203 pages. 10″ x 7″.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Sport Cricket category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!