England: The Biography: The Story of English Cricket MOBI


  • Paperback
  • 640 pages
  • England: The Biography: The Story of English Cricket
  • Simon Wilde
  • English
  • 20 May 2019

10 thoughts on “England: The Biography: The Story of English Cricket

  1. Bazrev. Bazrev. says:

    The book is beautifully presented , very well written, contains lots of information and is never less than entertaining The 600 pages may appear daunting, but the author s thoughtful and accessible style soon dispel any doubts.


  2. Mrs. Cjs Young Mrs. Cjs Young says:

    It is always hard to find gifts for my Dad as he has everything but a good book always works Saw this whilst searching for ideas and was worried he might already have it or that it wouldn t have anything new in it and that he would already have all the contents across all his other cricket books he s been a cricket mad obsessive for over 60 years but thankfully he loved it He said it was new, he had not even read about it coming out and contained a really good and thorough history of team England that even he was impressed with.


  3. Barca Fulmen Barca Fulmen says:

    Excellent thematic rather than chronological history of the England team Filled in or clarified my knowledge of various controversial events bodyline, Packer, etc Also very interesting to find out that there is nothing knew under the sun when it comes to England players, especially when on tour.


  4. SW SW says:

    Bought for my cricket loving husband who dips into it and finds it really well written and full of gems He is a kindle user but finds this type of book accessible for a few minutes at a time from the coffee table


  5. CRC THOMAS CRC THOMAS says:

    Outstanding cricket history Proper old fashioned, articulate, researched entertaining sports journalism and history It doesn t get much better than this A reference book for the ages.


  6. Stephen FW Plant Stephen FW Plant says:

    Great book and a real labour of love by the author Plenty of interesting stuff in here in terms of international cricket history and a must read for any serious Cricket enthusiasts.


  7. Dr. Peter decalmer Dr. Peter decalmer says:

    A great addition to a cricket library,with a lot of nuggets of information which will delight the reader.


  8. Bench Bench says:

    Fantastic cricket book for a fan of the game but depressingly highlights England s problems being run by Amateurs Told me a few things I did not know well worth a read.


  9. Scott Watson Scott Watson says:

    Awesome thanks


  10. brian bennett brian bennett says:

    bon


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England: The Biography: The Story of English Cricket An astonishing work of research, detail and revelation Bulging with information, packed with nuggets John Etheridge, SunSuperbly researched His eye for detail never wavers Itsa pleasure to read Vic Marks, ObserverThe Cricket Book of the Year Dauntingly comprehensive and surprisingly light footed Simon Briggs, Daily Telegraph England The Biography is the most comprehensive account of the England cricket team that has ever been published, taking the reader into the heart of the action and the team dynamics that have helped shape their success, or otherwise It is nowyears since England first played Test match cricketand, for much of that time, it has struggled to perform to the best of its capabilities In the early years, amateurs would pick and choose which matches and tours they would play subsequently, the demands of the county game and the petty jealousies that created would prevent many from achieving their best It was only in the s that central contracts were brought in, and Team England began to receive the best possible support from an ever increasing backroom team But cricket isnt just about structures, it depends like no other sport on questions of how successful the captain is in motivating and leading his team, and how well different personalities and egos are integrated and managed in the changing room From Joe Root and Alastair Cook back to Mike Atherton, Mike Brearley and Ray Illingworth, England captains have had a heavy influence on proceedings Recent debates over Kevin Pietersen were nothing new, as contemporaries of WGGrace would doubtless recognise As England playtheir th Test, this is a brilliant and unmissable insight into the ups and downs of that story


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