Wisden Cricketers Almanack 2016

Author: Lawrence Booth
Publisher: Wisden
ISBN: 1472924576
Release Date: 2016-03-23
Genre:

*Soft-cover edition* The most famous sports book in the world, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864. Home to some of the finest sports writing of the year - from the likes of Lawrence Booth, Gideon Haigh, Rob Smyth, Patrick Collins, Simon Wilde, Osman Samiuddin, Tony Cozier, Benj Moorehead, Raf Nicholson and Dileep Premachandran - it includes the eagerly awaited Notes by the Editor, the Cricketers of the Year awards, and the famous obituaries. As always, it contains coverage of every first-class game in every cricket nation, and reports and scorecards for all Tests and ODIs, together with trenchant opinion, compelling features and comprehensive records. A perennial bestseller in the UK, yet again this year's edition - the 153rd, Wisden 2016 - is truly a "must-have" for every cricket fan. "There can't really be any doubt about the cricket book of the year, any year: it's obviously Wisden" Andrew Baker in the Daily Telegraph @WisdenAlmanack

Wisden Cricketers Almanack 2017

Author: Lawrence Booth
Publisher: Wisden
ISBN: 1472935195
Release Date: 2017-06-06
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The most famous sports book in the world, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864. Home to some of the finest sports writing of the year--from the likes of Lawrence Booth, Gideon Haigh, Rob Smyth, Patrick Collins, Simon Wilde, Osman Samiuddin, Tony Cozier, Benj Moorehead, Raf Nicholson and Dileep Premachandran--it includes the eagerly awaited Notes by the Editor, the Cricketers of the Year awards, and the famous obituaries. As always, it contains coverage of every first-class game in every cricket nation, and reports and scorecards for all Tests and ODIs, together with trenchant opinion, compelling features and comprehensive records.

Wisden India Almanack 2016

Author: Suresh Menon
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9789384898281
Release Date: 2016-02-26
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Wisden has grown through the years to embrace innovation and maintain its status as the most revered and cherished brand in cricket. The 'Bible of Cricket', Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864. Wisden's Cricketers of the Year Awards, one of the oldest honours in the sport, dates back to 1889. The Almanack, known for editorial excellence, has been a perennial bestseller in the UK. The fourth edition with India-specific content is even more engrossing. Contributors include Ramachandra Guha, Ian Chappell, Ajit Wadekar, Amol Rajan, Osman Samiuddin, Dileep Premachandran, Prashant Kidambi, Ruchir Joshi, Rajdeep Sardesai, Akash Chopra, Jarrod Kimber, and Jack Hobbs

Wisden Cricketers Almanack 2017

Author: Lawrence Booth
Publisher: Wisden
ISBN: 1472935179
Release Date: 2017-04-06
Genre:

*Large-format edition*The most famous sports book in the world, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864. Home to some of the finest sports writing of the year - from the likes of Lawrence Booth, Gideon Haigh, Rob Smyth, Patrick Collins, Simon Wilde, Osman Samiuddin, Tony Cozier, Benj Moorehead, Raf Nicholson and Dileep Premachandran - it includes the eagerly awaited Notes by the Editor, the Cricketers of the Year awards, and the famous obituaries. As always, it contains coverage of every first-class game in every cricket nation, and reports and scorecards for all Tests and ODIs, together with trenchant opinion, compelling features and comprehensive records.A perennial bestseller in the UK, yet again this year's edition - the 154th, Wisden 2017 - is truly a "must-have" for every cricket fan."There can't really be any doubt about the cricket book of the year, any year: it's obviously Wisden"Andrew Baker in the Daily [email protected]

Wisden India Almanack 2015

Author: Suresh Menon
Publisher:
ISBN: 9384898457
Release Date: 2015-04-09
Genre:

Wisden has grown through the years to embrace innovation and maintain its status as the most revered and cherished brand in cricket. The 'Bible of Cricket', Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864. Wisden's Cricketers of the Year Awards, one of the oldest honours in the sport, dates back to 1889. The Almanack, known for editorial excellence, has been a perennial bestseller in the UK. The third edition with India-specific content is even more engrossing. Contributors include Ramachandra Guha, Ian Chappell, Ajit Wadekar, Amol Rajan, Osman Samiuddin, Dileep Premachandran, Prashant Kidambi, Ruchir Joshi, Rajdeep Sardesai, Akash Chopra, Jarrod Kimber, and Jack Hobbs

Wisden Cricketers Almanack 2015

Author: Lawrence Booth
Publisher: Wisden
ISBN: 1472913566
Release Date: 2015-06-23
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The most famous sports book in the world, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864. Wisden 2015--the 152nd edition--contains coverage of every first-class game in every cricket nation, and reports and scorecards for all Tests and ODIs. Including the eagerly awaited Notes by the Editor, the Cricketers of the Year awards, and some of the finest sports writing of the year--such as the brilliant obituaries--together with trenchant opinion, compelling features and comprehensive records, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack truly is a must-have for every cricket fan. A perennial bestseller in the UK.

Tendulkar in Wisden

Author: Anjali Doshi
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472927361
Release Date: 2016-02-11
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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. From the time Tendulkar made an appearance as a schoolboy cricketer in the 1989 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack to his retirement in 2014, Wisden on Tendulkar records the highlights of an exceptional career ? handpicked from all Wisden publications over a quarter of a century and curated for a global audience, with special appeal to an Indian readership. Wisden on Tendulkar includes reports from his first Test in Pakistan as a 16-year-old ? where a Waqar Younis bouncer had him bleeding ? to his final Test at home, when a country wept as it said goodbye to its most celebrated sporting icon. The most prolific run-getter of all time, the most diverse Test and one-day batsman, the world's most eminent cricketing hero, Tendulkar has many records to his name. His place in cricketing history is especially significant ? not just for all the records he broke or comparisons with Don Bradman, but for what Tendulkar meant to a young nation finding its voice in a globalised world. Wisden on Tendulkar includes: - Cricketer of the Year feature (1997) - Batting for a Billion article (2003) - The Long Farewell piece (2014) - The ebbs and flows of Tendulkar's 24-year-long career - Scorecards of his most significant Test and ODI matches - Colour plate section - Detailed list of records

The Shorter Wisden 2017

Author: Lawrence Booth
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472935236
Release Date: 2017-04-06
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The Shorter Wisden is a compelling distillation of what's best in its bigger brother – and the 2017 edition of Wisden is crammed, as ever, with the best writing in the game. Available from all major eBook retailers, Wisden's digital version includes the influential Notes by the Editor, all the front-of-book articles, including Matthew Engel looking back at 60 years of Test Match Special, Derek Pringle revealing the secrets of ball-tampering, and Gideon Haigh exploring the evolution of the six. There are also superb pieces by Rob Smyth, Vic Marks and Tanya Aldred, plus reviews, obituaries and all England's Tests from the 2016 season. In an age of snap judgments, Wisden's authority and integrity are more important than ever. Yet again this year's edition is truly a "must-have†? for every cricket fan. "There can't really be any doubt about the cricket book of the year, any year: it's obviously Wisden" Andrew Baker in the Daily Telegraph @WisdenAlmanack

The Wisden Collector s Guide

Author: Jonathan Rice
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408165270
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The Wisden Collector's Guide is the definitive companion to one of the world's most important sporting publications. It begins with an overview of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, introducing the original John Wisden and describing the history of the publication. The next section contains highlights and information from each of the 147 editions, including bibliographic details (page extent, price, reprints etc), excerpts from the best articles, cricketers of the year, obituaries, and noteworthy events and matches. There is also additional information of interest to collectors and historical context in the form of news 'headlines' from each year. The guide concludes with a section dedicated to the serious collector. Covering everything from reprints to rebinds and from pagination to publishers, it is a vital resource for collectors. Affording a glimpse of the cricketing and historical landscape of the last 147 years, this is an accessible and fascinating volume for cricketing fans generally and a must-have item for Wisden collectors.

Wisden Cricketers Almanack 2014

Author: Lawrence Booth
Publisher: Wisden
ISBN: 1408175665
Release Date: 2014-06-24
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The most famous sports book in the world, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864. Wisden 2014 - the 151st edition - contains coverage of every first-class game in every cricket nation, and reports and scorecards for all Tests and ODIs. Including the eagerly awaited Notes by the Editor (Lawrence Booth), the Cricketers of the Year awards, and some of the finest sports writing of the year - such as the brilliant obituaries - together with trenchant opinion, compelling features and comprehensive records, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2014 truly is a "must-have" for every cricket fan. A perennial bestseller in the UK. "There can't really be any doubt about the cricket book of the year, any year: it's obviously Wisden".Andrew Baker in the Daily Telegraph

Wisden on the Ashes

Author: Steven Lynch
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472933805
Release Date: 2015-11-19
Genre: Sports & Recreation

*Updated edition to include the 2013, 2013-14 and 2015 Ashes series* Wisden on the Ashes: The authoritative story of cricket's greatest rivalry is a detailed chronological journey through the history of this famous English-Australian contest. With Test reports, scorecards, "Great bowlers of the year" and other fascinating material from the archives, together with new editorial pieces, this is a remarkable record of cricket's most enduring battle. The book begins its journey with England's first tour of Australia in 1876 and the subsequent three series prior to the 1882 tour that led to a mock obituary being placed in the Sporting Times "In affectionate remembrance of English cricket, which died at The Oval on 29th August, 1882. ... The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia." Celebrating the players who made their mark on the game and the controversies that shook the sport, the book covers every series since then through to the most recent series. In 2005 England won a highly competitive series that helped raise the popularity of the sport, and each series since then has attracted huge attention. This book will be a welcome addition to all cricket enthusiasts' collections, as well as an ideal gift purchase. This updated edition includes both 2013 series, which saw England retain the Ashes on home soil before Australia won all five tests in the second series later that year, and the summer 2015 series held in England. It also includes a colour photo section celebrating the players, the matches and the key moments from an ongoing rivalry.

The Little Wonder

Author: Robert Winder
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408192245
Release Date: 2013-04-11
Genre: History

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.

Following On

Author: Emma John
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472916884
Release Date: 2016-04-21
Genre: Sports & Recreation

It's one thing to be 14 years old and a loser. It's one thing to be the class swot, and hopelessly infatuated with someone who doesn't know you exist. But what kind of teenager is besotted with an entire sports team – when the players are even bigger losers than she is? In 1993, while everyone else was learning Oasis lyrics and crushing on Kate Moss or Keanu, Emma John was obsessing over the England cricket team. She spent her free time making posters of the players she adored. She spent her pocket money on Panini stickers of them, and followed their progress with a single-mindedness that bordered on the psychopathic. The primary object of her affection: Michael Atherton, a boyishly handsome captain who promised to lead his young troops to glory. But what followed was one of the worst sporting streaks of all time – a decade of frustration, dismay and comically bungling performances that made the English cricket team a byword for British failure. Nearly a quarter of a century on, Emma John wants to know why she spent her teenage years defending such a bunch of no-hopers. She seeks out her childhood heroes with two questions: why did they never win? And why on earth did she love them so much?

Remarkable Cricket Grounds

Author: Brian Levison
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 9781911216599
Release Date: 2016-10-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Across six of the seven continents on which cricket is played, there are some remarkable cricket grounds. From a tidal strip of sand outside the Ship Inn at Elie, in Fife, to the monumental Melbourne Cricket Ground with its 100,000 capacity, this book features the extraordinary places and venues in which cricket is played. Many grounds have remarkably beautiful settings. There is the rugged Devonian charm of Lynton and Lynmouth Cricket Club set in the Valley of the Rocks, not far from the North Devon coast. Then there is the vividly-coloured, almost Lego-like structure of Dharamshala pavilion in Northern India where local resident the Dalai Lama has watched a match. Many of England’s greatest players have come from public schools, and there are some wonderful examples of their cricket grounds such as Sedbergh and Milton Abbey. Country houses such as Audley End and Blenheim Palace form the backdrop to many cricket pitches, or castles, such as Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland, or even Portchester Castle, where there is a cricket ground inside the castle walls. Sri Lanka’s test ground, Galle, has a fort looming above it, while Newlands Stadium in Cape Town, has the unmistakeable Table Mountain as the backdrop. Some of the stunning imagery has a modern feel. Queenstown cricket ground has international jets taking off just yards from the playing action, while Singapore Cricket Club is an oasis of lush green set against a 21st century array of high-rise towers. Then there are cricket grounds in unusual places; Hawaii, Corfu, Berlin, Slovenia and St Moritz to name but a few.

Wisden Cricketers Almanack 2007

Author: Matthew Engel
Publisher: Macmillan Pub Limited
ISBN: 1905625022
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Reference

Wisden 2007, the most up-to-date ever, reports on the whole of England's baffling winter tour: the disaster of the Ashes, and their improbable - almost impossible - triumph in the one-day series. Wisden gets behind the headlines, and asks what went wrong, and what went right. And the game's best writers cover the rest of the cricketing year too: all the stories you would expect, and some you wouldn't. . · Mike Atherton pays tribute to Shane Warne · Michael Parkinson recalls "t'greatest fast bowler", Fred Trueman · Ian Chappell, Simon Hughes and John Woodcock analyse The Ashes · Simon Barnes on The Leading Cricketer in the World · Clement Freud reports on The Day They Stopped Playing · Marcus Berkmann on cricket in mid-ocean PLUS · The Leading Cricketers of the World: A unique listing of the greatest players for each year since 1900 · Test Match Special at 50: Gillian Reynolds and Jim Maxwell salute a great radio institution. AND, the most puzzling question of all, Why do they keep getting injured? Wisden: the essential companion for every follower of cricket.