Seasons Past: The Cricketer Diaries of John Arlott, Alan Gibson, Tony Lewis, Mike Brearley & Peter Roebuck by Edited by Christopher Martin-Jenkins lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Stanley Paul, 1986, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: In the summer of 1967 England, under Brian Close, won five out of six Test matches against the touring teams from India and Pakistan: John Murray came to the end of his international career and gave way to the promising young Kent wicket-keeper, Alan Knott; Yorkshire retained the County Championship and Kent, under Col in Cowdrey, won the Gillette Cup.
In the years since, international cricket has been disrupted by Kerry Packer and the polities of South Africa. It has been enlivened by the batting of Give Lloyd, Viv Richards, Greg Chappell and Graham Gooch; pounded by the aggression of Li 1 lee. Thomson. Holding, Marshall, Roberts and Garner and, more recently, dominated by the all-round skills of lan Botham, I in ran Khan, Kapil Dev and Richard Hadlee.
County Championship cricket has struggled on as a game for the purists, striving to maintain its identity in a sea of one-day matches. Yorkshire have failed to win the Championship since 1968, by far the leanest and bleakest period in their history, while Kent, Essex, Somerset and Middlesex have effectively used overseas talent to be both crowd-pulling and successful.
SEASONS PAST remembers through the edited diaries of John Arlott, Alan Gibson, Tony Lewis, Mike Brearley and Peter Roebuck the years since 1967. Summer memories of success and failure, humour and sadness, vividly portrayed by five of the most articulate observers of the game. Christopher Martin-Jenkins has added his own editorial comments throughout the book to illustrate instances where history has either confirmed or confounded the opinions of the diarists. Cases where countries, counties and individuals flattered to deceive and some even more surprising successes.
Very Good in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with very light creasing. Thin water mark to the upper board with offset to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Index. 10″ x 10″.
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