Bob Willis A Cricketer and a Gentleman

Bob Willis  A Cricketer and a Gentleman
Author : Bob Willis
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2020-08-06
ISBN 10 : 9781529341355
ISBN 13 : 1529341353
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bob Willis A Cricketer and a Gentleman Book Description:

A biography celebrating the life of the legendary cricketer Bob Willis, with tributes from key figures in sports and media and a foreword by Sir Ian Botham. Following his passing in 2019, tributes to Bob came flooding in in every major news outlet and from every major figure in the industry - and outside of it. His career spanned decades, from his days as a cricketer for England to his time as a pundit on Sky TV. This autobiography includes never-before-seen writing from Bob alongside contributions from key figures as well as a detailed account of the great England victory over Australia at Headingly in 1981. The book, edited by Bob's brother David, combines a new biography, written by Daily Mail sportswriter Mike Dickson, with a celebration of a truly legendary man. Tributes from some of his many friends in the world of cricket and beyond are accompanied by reflections on highlights from an eventful life, drawing on autobiographical and personal material by Bob himself, contemporary press reports and the accounts of team-mates and opponents.

Bob Willis a Cricketer and a Gentleman

Bob Willis  a Cricketer and a Gentleman
Author : Bob Willis
Publisher : Hodder Paperbacks
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2021-04-29
ISBN 10 : 152934137X
ISBN 13 : 9781529341379
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bob Willis a Cricketer and a Gentleman Book Description:

Sunday Best

Sunday Best
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1983
ISBN 10 : IND:30000053575001
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sunday Best Book Description:

Spirit On The Water

Spirit On The Water
Author : Mike Harfield
Publisher : Loose Chippings
Total Pages : 208
Release : 2011-03-15
ISBN 10 : 9781907991028
ISBN 13 : 1907991026
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spirit On The Water Book Description:

Spirit On The Water takes you on a voyage of eleven very different cricket tours. The tours include Taverners jaunts to the Balearics, an Aborigine team visiting England in 1868, Australia trying to win in India, Sydney Barnes in South Africa, Wally Hammond Down Under and more. The lively conversational style which made Mike Harfield's previous book, Not Dark Yet, so popular appears again, along with a cornucopia of cricket. Most of the time it is the cricket which lives in the memory; occasionally contemporary events intervene. Always the journey is entertaining. Surrey and England batsman Mark Butcher gets us into the mood in his excellent Foreword and then it's off on the first tour.

Pushing the Boundaries Cricket in the Eighties

Pushing the Boundaries  Cricket in the Eighties
Author : Derek Pringle
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 416
Release : 2018-11-08
ISBN 10 : 9781473674943
ISBN 13 : 1473674948
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pushing the Boundaries Cricket in the Eighties Book Description:

Derek Pringle is finally ready to tell his story of cricket in the 80s. First chosen by England whilst still at university in 1982, Derek featured in the national side for the next 11 years. He played 30 Tests, 44 One Day Internationals, and appeared in 2 World Cups. Inside the dressing room, and out on the pitch, Derek witnessed at first hand an era of English cricket populated by characters such as Botham, Gooch, Lamb, and Gower. An era so far removed from today's rather anodyne sporting environment. And it wasn't just at international level that the sport lived life to the full. He was an integral part of Essex's all conquering side that won the County Championship 6 times as well as numerous one day trophies. Full of insight and experience here is the story of one of English cricket's most tumultuous periods told by someone who was there.

Wicket Wit

Wicket Wit
Author : Richard Benson
Publisher : Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
Total Pages :
Release : 2006-09-04
ISBN 10 : 9781848395657
ISBN 13 : 1848395655
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wicket Wit Book Description:

Whether or not you can tell your dibbly-dobblies from your nurdles, this marvellous offering from the popular "Wit" series is bound to bowl you over. Crammed full of hilarious quotations from cricket capers worldwide, it's the perfect all-rounder for any fan of the gentleman's game. From run-out rebuttals to wicket wisecracks, oval orations to howzat humiliations, this side-splitting book will ensure you'll never be stumped for a return again.

New Society

New Society
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1982
ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112107013762
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Society Book Description:

England Test Cricketers

England Test Cricketers
Author : Bill Frindall
Publisher :
Total Pages : 518
Release : 1989
ISBN 10 : 0002183390
ISBN 13 : 9780002183390
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

England Test Cricketers Book Description:

The Encyclopedia of Britain

The Encyclopedia of Britain
Author :
Publisher : Gale Group
Total Pages : 1015
Release : 1999
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015048825965
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Britain Book Description:

"From early settlements in Orkney to people making their mark in Britain today - this brand new encyclopedia covers all aspects of British life and culture. 6,000 entries about people, places, institutions, events, and customs; chronologies and tables that make fact-checking easy; special feature articles that give a more rounded, personal view of Britain's history and culture; 200 quotations; hundreds of photographs and maps; plus a special section on people - TV personalities, contemporary writers, actors, and sportsmen and women; and an extensive list of selected Web sites that relate to the encyclopedia's entries."--[book jacket].

The Summer Field A History of English Cricket Since 1840

The Summer Field  A History of English Cricket Since 1840
Author : Mark Rowe
Publisher : Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians
Total Pages : 233
Release : 2016-11-01
ISBN 10 : 9781708165758
ISBN 13 : 1708165754
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Summer Field A History of English Cricket Since 1840 Book Description:

Cricket has come a long way since players could only travel on foot, or by horse and cart. Some things never change; someone has to bat, someone bowl, someone be captain; everyone has to learn. The game is nothing without cricketers; yet the men (or women) on the field are never the full story, as The Summer Field shows. It includes spectators, journalists, ground-keepers, coaches, umpires, selectors and tea ladies. Nor is it only the story of the greatest players, such as Sydney Barnes and Herbert Sutcliffe; we meet also Will Richards, the Nottingham school-teacher; his friend George Wakerley, the job-hunting club professional; and Freeman Barnardo, of Eton and Cambridge. This history of cricket since the coming of the railways seeks to answer questions, such as: what was it like to play cricket in the past? Who played it, and why did they? And why are the English so obsessed with Australia?