Cricket: A Modern Anthology (Jonathan Agnew)

Cricket: A Modern Anthology (Jonathan Agnew) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Sport Cricket section. priced at £12.50! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…

London: Blue Door, 2013, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Black & white drawings;

From the cover: It would be a great shame if cricket writing became exclusively the domain of former first-class cricketers. While we bring insight, knowledge and experience of the game that can only be gained from actually having been out there and done it, there is much more to cricket writing than that.

Indeed there is, and who better to present a new collection of the best cricket writing of the modern era than todays voice of cricket. As a young boy watching his newly-discovered cricketing heroes on a grainy black-and-white television, Jonathan Agnew quickly fell in love with the game and went on to pursue a career as a professional player who represented his country before becoming one of the outstanding broadcasters of his generation.

Taking the infamous 1932/33 Ashes Bodyline series as his starting point, Agnew or, as he is better known, Aggers, selects the most entertaining, crafted and varied cricket writing to illuminate his personal reflections on a series of topics that dissect and explore the modern game from the era of Bradman and Larwood up to the present day.

Cricket: A Modern Anthology features a wide range of contributors including John Arlott, Neville Cardus, Mike Brearley, Simon Hughes, John Major and Geoffrey Moorhouse.

This is a book brimming with personality and depth that sheds considerable light on the enduring fascination with, arguably, the greatest game ever played.

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVIII] 510 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.


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