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Cricket: The Golden Age - Extraordinary Images from 1859 to 1999 [Paperback]

Duncan Steer
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12 Jun 2004 Golden Age
This is a striking and evocative look at over 90 years of cricket with each photograph capturing a moment out of the ordinary. Covering local, national and global cricketing events, from the village green to first-class competitions, top cricketers, great matches, famous world-wide cricket grounds, the majesty of the batsman, the perception of bowlers and the close finishes. Cricket is a game of technique and skill, luck and judgement. Synonymous with fair play and gentlemanly values it often has a ferocious and competitive edge. This book shows the popularity of cricket as the quintessential summer sport.

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Cassell Illustrated; New edition edition (12 Jun 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184403237X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844032372
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 20.2 x 3.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 763,246 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Duncan Steer is a professional sports journalist and has worked for, amongst others, Four Four Two, The Independent, The Guardian and Total Sport. He is currently the editor of Channel 4's Cricket Magazine.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Five-star 19 Oct 2012
Proof that pictures are worth several thousand words. You'll learn more about the history of cricket by flicking through this than you ever will from struggling through eg John Major's book.
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