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Hedley Verity: Portrait of a Cricketer Hardcover – 27 Apr 1986

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing; First printing. edition (27 April 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840183020
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840183023
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.9 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 721,720 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Alan Hill is a Yorkshire-born sports journalist and writer. His other books include biographies of Johnny Wardle - Verity's spin successor with Yorkshire and England - and Herbert Sutcliffe, with which he won the Cricket Society's Jubilee Literary Award for the second time in 1991.

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By malatrait on 27 May 2014
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There's no doubt English cricket suffered a grievous loss when Hedley Verity was killed in Italy. I remember Hutton's tribute to him in his first book, 'Cricket is my Life' and wasn't surprised to read in Alan Hill that members of the 1954-55 team to Australia stopped off to pay their respects. But Alan Hill has trawled the archives to produce a record of Verity's playing career: thorough, if not very exciting...a few more anecdotes from those who played with him would have been welcome.

The saddest, and yet most interesting, read is Hill's account of his last days: Verity's bravery as a soldier, and his terrible bad luck that, having been initially saved, when wounded, by his men, he succumbed under surgery. Alas.
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By Gartsim on 25 Oct. 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Wonderful, poignant biography of a cricketer who was certainly the best slow bowler of the inter-war years and whose impact on the game is too often forgotten. A gem of a book.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Iris Higginbottom on 10 Oct. 2010
Format: Hardcover
Looked forward to reading this but a bit disappointed in the content. Delivery and service fine
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