- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd (15 May 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 178131120X
- ISBN-13: 978-1781311202
- Product Dimensions: 22.3 x 2.3 x 28.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 195,266 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Britain's Lost Cricket Festivals: The Idyllic Club Grounds that Will Never Again Host the World's Best Players Hardcover – 15 May 2014
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‘Chris Arnot celebrates this rich but fraying tapestry of country cricket with reminiscences of matches and deeds played out on these grounds.’(Country Life)
‘This is a handsome book in every sense, well-written and smartly presented, with dozens of fine photographs’(The Cricketer)
‘If you’ve got an eye for history and a love of the county game, the stories and images in this book will give you a real pleasure.’(All Out Cricket)
'This book is a real joy for anyone insterested in cricket, its history, leading players and characters.'(NFU Countryside)
About the Author
CHRIS ARNOT is a national freelance feature writer who has written on specialist subjects including arts and education, property, pubs, food and travel. A regular contributor to the Guardian, he has also written for the Daily Telegraph, the Independent and the Observer. He co-wrote The Archers Archives for BBC Books and his book, Britain’s Lost Cricket Grounds, was long-listed for the MCC’s cricket book of the year in 2011. He is also the author of Britain's Lost Breweries and Beers, published by Aurum.
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Top Customer Reviews
It's enhanced by eye-witness accounts of former players and is complemented by those who are still associated with the clubs, so if you are looking for cricketing nostalgia you are in the right place.
I wasn't disappointed.
Full of wonderful anecdotes and photographs.
A joy for anyone interested in this wonderful game.
It brought back happy memories of idyllic Summer days at places like Blackpool,Harrogate,Darlington,and Middlesborough.
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It's a book about cricket. If you don't like cricket, you won't like thisPublished 11 months ago by Stephen Roscoe
lovely book full of nostalgia a must for those older cricket enthusiastsPublished 16 months ago by Bernard Smith