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Cricket: Celebrating the Modern Game Around the World [Hardcover]

Ian Botham , Lawrence Booth
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12 May 2005
A unique celebration of the past 25 years in cricket, this title not only represents a stunning visual record of the whole cricket experience, but also brings together all the strands of the game by providing a superb visual gallery of players, tournaments, including a record of the World Cup and Ashes, fans, grounds, and the icons. A stimulating and timely photographic record of the past 25 years in international cricket, looking at the evolution of the modern game into the worldwide televisual sporting spectacular it is today. Illustrated with the best international cricket images of recent years, and supported by stimulating text, this book is a visual treat for cricket fans around the world. Structured thematically with chapters exploring topics, such as the rise of the modern game, the true icons, the fans, the grounds, the Tests, The Ashes and The Cricket World Cup, this book is a complete record of the modern game, from the World Series to the most recent innovation 20/20. World Cricket celebrates the most memorable moments and best players of the past 25 years from Viv Richards and Ian Botham through to Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar.Published to coincide with The Ashes tournament in England in 2005, this book is an essential buy for all cricket fans.

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  • Hardcover: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley (12 May 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845331532
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845331535
  • Product Dimensions: 28.8 x 25.4 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,600,705 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Philip Brown is a freelance sports photographer specialising in rugby and cricket. He regularly contributes to The Daily Telegraph.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Visual feast 16 Aug 2005
This is a truly stunning book of photographs of cricket in the last 25 years. It's beautifully printed, & should be a must for every cricket-lover's bookshelf. The photos of Queenstown & the bushfire in Sydney are amazing.
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