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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Myriad Books; 1st edition (15 Aug. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847462693
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847462695
  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 1.7 x 29 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 401,948 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. Sadler on 10 Jan. 2010
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This book was great value for the money I paid and delivery time was good. Relating to the book, some of the pictures were great but most were taken whilst the grounds were empty which gives a slightly false feel especially on the out grounds which often look like an open field when cricket is not being played. I would recommend it though.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Zachary Segal on 8 Sept. 2009
Format: Hardcover
The fantastic photographs remind the reader that English cricket is a game played at magnificent modern test match venues and smaller more intimate grounds as well. Cricket fans love the statistics and trivia that the game generates, and this books does not disappoint on that front either. The book is an entertaining read both for the committed cricket fan and the more occasional observer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By champioo on 9 Oct. 2009
Format: Hardcover
Everything you would expect from such a book. Lovely lavish photos and descriptions and well up with the standards of the sister publications on football grounds.

If I were being ultra critical I would point out that the photos for the Castle Park ground in Colchester, the second Cheltenham ground and the second ground called Archdeacon Meadow in Gloucester (are there two with the same name or is it an annotation error?) are back to front which was slightly frustrating as I know the Colchester ground well. Also, on a more minor note the labels on the stands of the Oval diagram are the wrong way around.

However, as I say these are being ultra picky and on the whole the book does exactly what it says on the tin and is well worth it.
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I was annoyed with myself a few years back when I neglected to buy this
impressive book at a local retail store. More so, when I returned
to find that there were no copies left. I am now delighted to have
found a copy on promotion, delivered to my door.

Since growing up near enough to the Western Province Cricket Ground in
Newlands, Cape Town, I have been fascinated by the aura and eccentric
nuances that cricket grounds appear to emit. Fine battles between bat and
ball are hosted at these grounds and cricketing history documented in this
book. Whether fully booked or quietly empty of fans, in my opinion, cricket
grounds each have their own distinctive character. Many of the grounds
depicted in this book are handsomely and sensitively described in both
pictures and words.

Interesting grounds for me to peruse are Northamptonshire, (for its rather
odd shaped field) the Canterbury Ground in Kent, (the tree on the field
seems to have diminished in size - there must be a story to that)
the College Ground in Cheltenham (for its majestic college buildings at one
end) and the MCC Lords ground where Middlesex play. (I worked at the Lords
Tavern in St. Johns Wood in the evenings in my student travelling days.)
Somerset ground in Taunton which I have been to recently, but embarrassingly
while there did not notice there was a river alongside. Thanks to the book, I will
make a point of taking a good look next time.

This is a coffee table book that will keep an ardent cricket fan engrossed
for hours in imaginary incident and adventure. Each county has anecdotes
and pictures of the characters that make up their tapestry.
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By focusing on the actual grounds the authors have come up with an innovative way of contextualising the great game of cricket. Bursting with player testimony, anecdotes, facts and history and with high quality aerial shots of the grounds this is a book that will be of interest to both the seasoned cricket follower or novice. Having been fortunate enough to spend hours of my youth at Lords I particularly enjoyed the informative chapter on Middlesex. It's not yet the festive season but if you want to tick one off the list early and introduce your teenage kids to some of the magic of cricket then parents could do far worse than purchase this book. Don't tell the kids but you'd invariably end up reading it yourself before putting it in the wrapping paper!Cricket Grounds From the Air
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By Mike68 on 29 Nov. 2013
Format: Hardcover
This publication shows our fantastic county cricket grounds in fascinating detail from the air. Aerial photographs are always intriguing because they allow you to see a certain landmark in the context of its surroundings, particularly interesting is the way that buildings that are part of the background scenery when you watch a match on TV are suddenly revealed in more detail, such as the church at Taunton, the old hospital building at Chelmsford and the apartment blocks at Hove. English county cricket grounds are, in my opinion, the most pleasant sporting venues in the world and this book captures them perfectly, the only blemish is that some of the photos are clearly back to front ( the shots of Gloucestershire's outgrounds in particular ).
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Format: Hardcover
They say a picture speaks louder than words but this book has wonderful images complemented by fantastic statistics and information about each ground. It will make a great purchase for anyone interested in cricket. The grounds have memories of classic matches and great players, and this book brings those many memories alive.
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