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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars, 4 May 2016
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Kindle, 6" E Ink Display, Wi-Fi, Graphite
Kindle, 6" E Ink Display, Wi-Fi, Graphite

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5.0 out of 5 stars kindle, Wi-Fi, 6" E ink Display, 19 Nov. 2011
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Kindle, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink DisplayThis product is excellent, very bright readable screen battery life excellent also would very much recommend this to anybody that wants to buy one


Bodyline Autopsy: The Full Story of the Most Sensational Test Cricket Series - Australia V England 1932-33: The Full Story of the Most Sensational Test Cricket Series - England Vs. Australia 1932-3
Bodyline Autopsy: The Full Story of the Most Sensational Test Cricket Series - Australia V England 1932-33: The Full Story of the Most Sensational Test Cricket Series - England Vs. Australia 1932-3
by David Frith
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Bodyline The Truth, 1 Feb. 2010
In 1877 the First ashes match was recognised, as an event in cricket sporting history and the matches continued over the years every 18 months. In 1932-33 the latest five match series took place, Douglas Jardine england captain. Bill Woodfull australian captain, Mr jardine employed bowling (bodyline) tactics. That were considered controversial to say the least, aimed at stopping australian batsman Donald George Bradman. Who had taken england and the counties teams apart, scoring 2960 runs at an average of 98.66.

The decision was taken to use this method of bowling using englands fastest bowlers. Harold Larwood and Bill Voces both of nottinghamshire, bowling at the head and body with seven fielders on the legside close in. And two on the offside.

The third test saw bodyline used to devastating effect, the australian captain Bill woodfull was hit in the chest a few times with larwood. Delivering the blows, had the ventricle filled with blood at the wrong moment would have been killed him.

It also saw Bert Oldfield the Australian wicketkeeper struck on the head, fracturing his skull. But the delivery struck his bat before hitting him on the head, this was not a bodyline field. He was taken unconscious from the field of play, but thankfully returned for the final test which. England won the third test and with it the ashes but not without being called unsporting. Which nearly ended the series there and then but commonsense prevailed, the 1934-35 series went ahead the aussies winning.

Eventually the series was fogotten and everything went back to normal in cricketing terms, then in 1976 the australians commemorating the series. Giving their version of what happend so long ago threatened to undermine the good relationship with a farcical television programme. In 2002 this book by David Frith, came out bodyline autopsy telling what really happened. And putting to bed once and for all the controversy, in this readers opinion any way. If you like sport and controversy then this is the book you should read very recommended
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Wisden on the Ashes: The Authoritative Story of Cricket's Greatest Rivalry
Wisden on the Ashes: The Authoritative Story of Cricket's Greatest Rivalry
by Steven Lynch
Edition: Hardcover

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5.0 out of 5 stars wisden on the ashes:the authoritative ashes series, 31 Aug. 2009
Now for me this is, a great sporting history. From their first match in 1877, to the mock obituary five years later when a young journalist. Reginald shirley brooks, wrote for the Sporting Times.

These famous words "In affectionate rememberance of English Cricket, which died at the oval on 29th august 1882 deeply lamented by a large circle of sorrowing friends and aqaintances R.I.P N.B.-The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to australia". This was the first test match england had lost to aussies on home soil.

Two things happened apart from the defeat, one man had a heart attack another chewed through his umbrella handle. There have been (incuding the 2009 ashes series) 321 matches played, australia holds the lead by a distance.

This wisden addition by steven lynch records the first 316 matches, a job that most people would find a tough undertaking. Of course had history been different, i would have been writing about England and the americans fighting this great competition.

And instead of Donald Bradman we would have been chatting about John Barton king "bart king" for his exploits with the bat and ball, but alas that was never a possability in conclusion if you like cricket this is the book for you highly recommended


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