Viv Richards: The Authorised Biography by Trevor McDonald lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Pelham Books, 1984, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;
From the cover: Viv Richards is not only the worlds greatest batsman he can also be crickets most entertaining player. Arrogant, wielding his bat in the middle, Viv Richards can be generous about his opponents, perceptive about his colleagues and self-effacing about his own ability or his magnificent star-studded record.
Yet the figures speak for themselves, and not since Don Bradman or Gary Sobers has any single player had more influence on the game. Today, Richards is the embodiment of the spirit and flair with which West Indians have always played cricket. Seldom, too, have the fortunes of Somerset depended to such an extent on the performance of one player.
Trevor McDonalds biography is more than the story of how Richards was discovered in St Johns, Antigua, and of his spectacular rise to international fame. It shows too how Richards personality and his cricket were shaped by the politics of the old West Indian colonies, and by the attitude of those who administer the game in the Caribbean.
Even today, West Indian cricket cannot be separated from the politics and political aspirations of the region, and with his forthright views on controversial issues like sporting links with South Africa, Viv Richards is firmly in the mainstream of progressive West Indian thought.
Above all, though, Viv Richards is a player of quite exceptional ability. His story, much of it told in his own words, recounts the peaks and troughs of his career, and cricket fans will find it as riveting and entertaining as any of his memorable assaults on bowlers around the world.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Light spotting and tanning to the blanks and pastedowns. Text complete, clean and tight. Errata sticker to the reverse of the title page.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 200 pages. Index. 9½” x 7″.
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