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Tendulkar in Wisden: An Anthology
Sachin Tendulkar, who retired from playing in 2014, is universally acknowledged as one of the greatest cricketers of all time - and arguably the greatest batsman ever. He is revered throughout India like no other player, and there is intense, constant interest in all things Tendulkar. Tendulkar in Wisden records the highlights of an exceptional playing career, all taken from the various Wisden publications over the past quarter of a century and tailored generally to a global audience, but particularly to an Indian readership.
Youth Cricket Coaching: How to Play, Coach and Win (Wisden Coaching)
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Know the Game Complete Skills : Cricket
The Know the Game: Complete Skills series is a perfect introduction to a sport for every budding player. Each book aims to teach young players the basic skills they need to start enjoying the sport, by giving them plenty of simple practice drills and showing how the star players do it. Clearly illustrated and written by a professional coach, this book will give every young player all the skills he or she needs to enjoy cricket.
The Little Wonder: The Remarkable History Of Wisden
John Wisden, at his peak known as 'The Little Wonder', was a key member of the England cricket team who in 1859 sailed across the Atlantic on the world's first overseas cricket tour. In 1864, after his retirement, Wisden published the first edition of the book that would make his name immortal. He printed 'full and accurate scores' along with indispensable facts about the Derby, the St Leger, the university rowing matches 'and other Interesting Information', including potted histories of the Wars of the Roses. The 1864 edition is now valued at anything up to £25,000, and Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published continuously ever since – not for nothing is it known as 'the cricketer's bible'.The Almanack has, despite some close shaves, never missed a year. In 1937 it was just 48 hours from liquidation, and in the Second World War a German bomber set fire to the company's headquarters, destroying its records. And yet somehow, the yellow (since 1938) book has retained its antique, rugged character. It is a labour-of-love collection of records for cricket obsessives, but also a hearty eccentric. It loves to count the number of wides in a season, but also delights in relating tales from far-flung pavilions.Through the telling of Wisden's story, we also glimpse the history of English, and world, cricket. The book is a window onto the game's most charismatic characters, its high points, lows and political storms. In The Little Wonder Robert Winder traces the central role the game has played in national life for so long. The book's 150th anniversary in 2013 is the ideal time to tell the extraordinary story of Wisden's – and cricket's – journey from Victorian times to the modern world. New every year, it feels as though it has been with us for ever.
WHAT Did You Say Stopped Play?: 25 Years of the Wisden Chronicle
Engel, Matthew (Edt)
It's normal for rain to stop play in cricket. But that's not all: flying objects, passing dictators, animals of all kinds including a very improbable tiger--they have all had the same effect. But even when the game keeps going, cricket is a magnet for the weird and wonderful.For the past quarter-century the Chronicle section of Wisden has been collecting the most remarkable events in the game: the eccentric, the extraordinary and the excruciatingly funny.This is the cricket that reference books would normally ignore, from the village greens of England to the back alleys of Asia. This selection is about Tendulkar-worshippers and angry neighbors; about scoring a thousand and being all out for nought. There are politicians and protesters; celebs and streakers; judges and jobsworths . . . and batsmen who really do murder the bowlers.
Wisden on Grace - An Anthology
Wisden was first published in 1864, the same year that William Gilbert Grace, then aged 16, made his debut in first-class cricket. The great man made his first appearance in the 1865 edition and two years later Wisden reported his 224 not out against Surrey at The Oval. From then on, W.G. was the main headline in each year's annual as he cast his considerable shadow over the game. Today the continuing interest in, and influence of, Grace on cricket is remarkable.Wisden on Grace records the highlights of an astonishing playing career - W.G. remains not only one of the top ten run-scorers of all time, but also one of the top ten wicket-takers - with notable scorecards, match reports and records. But the real treasures are to be found in the opinions and articles written about - and sometimes by - W.G. during his lifetime and afterwards.
Benaud in Wisden
Smyth, Rob (Edt)
Richie Benaud, who died this year at age eighty-four, was "perhaps the most influential cricketer and cricket personality since the Second World War," according to Gideon Haigh, the world's best cricket historian. Benaud excelled as a batsman, leg-spin bowler, revolutionary captain, and most of all as a commentator in England and Australia for almost fifty years. He was universally loved for his authority, knowledge, dry wit, and generosity of spirit. Benaud in Wisden records the highlights of an exceptional career of both a player and a journalist. Included are edited reports on each of his sixty-three Test matches, including the legendary Tied Test of 1960-61 and the match at Old Trafford in 1961, when Benaud memorably stole the Ashes from England. "If one player, more than any other, has deserved the goodwill of cricket for lifting the game out of the doldrums, that man is Richard Benaud," said Wisden in 1962. The book also includes a series of articles written by Benaud in the Wisden Almanack after his retirement, as well as features from Wisden Cricket Monthly , The Wisden Cricketer , and Wisden Asia Cricket . Benaud's impact was so great, and so enduring, that the book will appeal to teenagers, nonagenarians, and everybody in between. It is the definitive record of a unique career.
The Art of Centuries
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