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Headingley Ghosts Paperback – 8 Apr 2013

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Scratching Shed Publishing Ltd (8 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 095680439X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956804396
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 1.8 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,145,544 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mick Pope was born in 1964 in Swinton, Yorkshire and has lived in the county all his life. He is a confirmed cricket fanatic and loves the glorious English game, especially his beloved Yorkshire CCC.

He wrote his first book "The Laughing Cricket of Wombwell" (a biography of Roy Kilner) in 1990 and since then has written a further five books with "Headingley Ghosts" (a collection of over 60 Yorkshire cricket tragedies) being his most recent work in Yorkshire CCC's 150th anniversary year. His other works include: "Tragic White Roses" (a self published biography of Alonzo Drake and Major Booth); "Yorkshire County Cricket Club" (the Archive Photography Series) and two books co-written with Paul Dyson: "Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 100 Greats" and "Yorkshire County Cricket Club: Classic Matches". Mick has won the J.M.Kilburn Cricket Writer of the Year Award in 1997 and 2013 as well as being the Joint Winner of the 2011 Don Ambrose Memorial Prize for the best article in the ACS's Cricket Statistician Journal. In 2014 he was named ACS Statistician of the Year. His articles are also regularly featured in the Yorkshire CCC Yearbook, the ACS Cricket Statistician, Wombwell Cricket Lovers' "The Twelfth Man" magazine and The Cricket Society Journal.

As well as cricket writing, Mick is also Hon.Secretary of Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society, a long-standing member of Yorkshire CCC and a serving member of the YCCC Archives Committee. Mick has also been a committee member of the Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians (ACS) between 1994-2006.

Mick Pope's Headingley Ghosts has been nominated for The Cricket Society and MCC Book of the Year Award 2014 and accepted for the long list.

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A dark collection of over 60 Yorkshire cricket biographies, tinged with tragedy. Paperback. 335pp. As new.

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This is an outstanding work of scholarship and research by the author. Although there are similarities to David Frith's books on cricket suicides - 'By His Own Hand' & 'Silence Of The Heart' - Mick Pope's book covers a much wider scope
'Headingley Ghosts', tells the stories of Yorkshire cricketers from the origins of the county club to the present day.As well as suicides and illness we read of deaths in car crashes, on the railway, in canals& in war.
Of cricketers buried in New Mexico and Canada and, closer to home, of the eight cricketers buried in Yeadon Cemetery.Read of the fate of the Yorkshireman who captained Canada in the 1st international match versus the U.S.A., and of the Reuter's correspondent whose death in the Spanish Civil War, may have been due to the treachery of the double agent Kim Philby.
Enlightening rather than mawkish, I doubt if there will be a more engrossing cricket book published his year.
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