Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2007

Author: Matthew Engel

Publisher: Macmillan Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781905625024

Category: Reference

Page: 1664

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Wisden 2007, the most up-to-date ever, reports on the whole of England's baffling winter tour: the disaster of the Ashes, and their improbable - almost impossible - triumph in the one-day series. Wisden gets behind the headlines, and asks what went wrong, and what went right. And the game's best writers cover the rest of the cricketing year too: all the stories you would expect, and some you wouldn't. . · Mike Atherton pays tribute to Shane Warne · Michael Parkinson recalls "t'greatest fast bowler", Fred Trueman · Ian Chappell, Simon Hughes and John Woodcock analyse The Ashes · Simon Barnes on The Leading Cricketer in the World · Clement Freud reports on The Day They Stopped Playing · Marcus Berkmann on cricket in mid-ocean PLUS · The Leading Cricketers of the World: A unique listing of the greatest players for each year since 1900 · Test Match Special at 50: Gillian Reynolds and Jim Maxwell salute a great radio institution. AND, the most puzzling question of all, Why do they keep getting injured? Wisden: the essential companion for every follower of cricket.

The Cambridge Companion to Cricket

Author: Anthony Bateman,Jeffrey Hill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107494214

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 308

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Few other team sports can equal the global reach of cricket. Rich in history and tradition, it is both quintessentially English and expansively international, a game that has evolved and changed dramatically in recent times. Demonstrating how the history of cricket and its international popularity is entwined with British imperial expansion, this book examines the social and political impact of the game in a variety of cultural sites: the West Indies, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. An international team of contributors explores the enduring influence of cricket on English identity, examines why cricket has seized the imagination of so many literary figures and provides profiles of iconic players including Bradman, Lara and Tendulkar. Presenting a global panoramic view of cricket's complicated development, its unique adaptability and its political and sporting controversies, the book provides a rich insight into a unique sporting and cultural heritage.

The Business of Sports

Author: Scott Rosner,Kenneth L. Shropshire

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763780782

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 770

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The Business of Sports, Second Edition is a comprehensive collection of readings that focus on the multibillion-dollar sports industry and the dilemmas faced by todays sports business leaders. It contains a dynamic set of readings to provide a complete overview of major sports business issues. The Second Edition covers professional, Olympic, and collegiate sports, and highlights the major issues that impact each of these broad categories. The Second Edition continue to provide insight from a variety of stakeholders in the industry and cover the major business disciplines of management, marketing, finance, information technology, accounting, ethics and law. In addition, it features concise introductions, targeted discussion questions, and graphs and tables to convey relevant financial data and other statistics discussed. This book is designed for current and future sports business leaders as well as those interested in the inner-workings of the industry.

Sports Journalism

A Multimedia Primer

Author: Rob Steen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113416047X

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Sports Journalism is a comprehensive guide to the purpose, principles and practice of this unique profession and is designed to be enjoyed by students of both mainstream and sports specialist journalism. Providing a clear and structured approach to learning about both the craft of sports writing and the practical skills involved in becoming successful at your job, Sports Journalism, offers a comprehensive insiders guide to the business including: key relationships in sports journalism - networking and the Sports Desk print journalism for magazines, tabloids, broadsheets and the internet live action – news, radio and television sports journalism effective research – managing and accessing sources, information, statistics practical skills for managing schedules and meeting deadlines working with sports agents and PR professionals getting the best from press conferences and interviews. Laced with revealing anecdotes from the author's own twenty-five years experience of domestic and international sport journalism, Sports Journalism: A Multimedia Primer is an invaluable student companion.

Wisden Anthology 1978-2006

Cricket's Age of Revolution

Author: Stephen Moss

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408197855

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1328

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A definitive tome, essential to all cricket book collectors and Wisden readers. In the early 1980s Wisden published four anthologies that celebrated the best of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack stretching back to its first edition in 1864. Edited by the respected jazz musician, raconteur and cricket-lover, Benny Green, these volumes proved very popular. Wisden readers have long awaited a fifth, updated volume to cover the intervening period, marked by all-time greats like Viv Richards, Ian Botham, Richard Hadlee, Imran Khan, Sachin Tendulkar, Steve Waugh, Brian Lara and Shane Warne. The Wisden Anthology 1978-2006 meets this demand, though it does not follow the style of the Benny Green volumes. Rather than selecting random highlights, Stephen Moss has edited this anthology with the aim of painting a coherent picture of cricket's evolution over the past 30 years. Quite simply it is a story of revolution, beginning in Test cricket's centenary year when England regained the Ashes, Geoffrey Boycott scored his hundredth hundred, Ian Botham took five for 74 on debut, and Kerry Packer's millions ensured the era of deferential players earning a pittance was over for good. Thirty years on, for better or worse, cricket has changed radically. The top players form a highly paid elite who rarely venture beyond the international arena; television calls the tune; the political balance of power has shifted towards Asia; one-day cricket in coloured clothing is ubiquitous; and run-rates rise inexorably while batsmen tear bowlers to pieces as never before.To the gnarled old pros of the 1950s the game must be unrecognisable. A genuine revolution, charted in 40,000 Wisden pages over the past 30 years, is now distilled into a 1,280-page anthology that selects the matches, players, events and controversies which ushered the game into a brave new century.

The Shorter Wisden 2014: The Best Writing from Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2014

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472912446

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1584

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The Shorter Wisden is a compelling distillation of what's best in its bigger brother. Available from all major eBook retailers, Wisden's digital version includes the influential Notes by the Editor, all the front-of-book articles, reviews, obituaries and all England's Tests from the 2013 season.

Ich denke, also spiele ich

Author: Andrea Pirlo,Alessandro Alciato

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3864137268

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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Andrea Pirlo ist einer der besten Fußballer seiner Generation – ein Weltmeister und Champions-League-Sieger, talentierter Spielmacher und begnadeter Freistoßschütze. Dies ist seine Geschichte, die in seinen Worten erzählt wird. Geschrieben mit der Art Tiefgang und Humor, die man bei ihm, dem Präzisionsfußballer und Regisseur auf dem Spielfeld, nicht vermuten würde. Er schreibt über all die großen Namen – Lippi, Ancelotti, Conte, Seedorf, Buffon, Kaka, Nesta, Balotelli, Gattuso und Ronaldo – aus einer ganz neuen, bislang unbekannten Perspektive. So erzählt er zum Beispiel, wie Berlusconi am Piano sitzt und Witze erzählt oder wie Pirlo und Daniele de Rossi Nestas Zorn auf sich ziehen, indem sie mit ihm vor dem Halbfinale einer WM in einem Mietwagen durch die deutsche Landschaft gurken. Mit privaten und einzigartigen Einblicken in das Leben des Fußballgenies Pirlo ist dieses Buch ein Tribut an eines der größten Talente unserer Zeit, dessen letztes Kapitel noch lange nicht geschrieben ist.

Peter the Lord's Cat

And Other Extraordinary Obituaries from Wisden

Author: Gideon Haigh

Publisher: Aurum PressLtd

ISBN: 9781845131630

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 148

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Published in collaboration with Wisden, publishers of the celebrated annual 'Wisden Cricketers' Almanack', this book presents a gallery of quixotic and eccentric cricketers as portrayed in their obituaries, edited by acclaimed cricket writer Gideon Haigh.

Wisden on the Ashes

The Authoritative Story of Cricket's Greatest Rivalry

Author: Steven Lynch

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408125900

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 656

View: 9972

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The Wisden on the Ashes: The authoritative story of cricket's greatest rivalry is a detailed chronological journey through the history of this famous English-Australian contest. With Test reports, scorecards, "Great bowlers of the year" and other fascinating material from the archives, together with new editorial pieces, this is a remarkable record of cricket's most enduring battle. The book begins its journey with England's first tour of Australia in 1876 and the subsequent three series prior to the 1882 tour that led to a mock obituary being placed in the Sporting Times "In affectionate remembrance of English cricket, which died at The Oval on 29th August, 1882. ... The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia." Celebrating the players who made their mark on the game and the controversies that shook the sport, the book covers every series since then through to the most recent series. In 2005 England won a highly competitive series that helped raise the popularity of the sport, and 2009 sees a much-anticipated series back on UK soil, with England looking to regain the Ashes after Australia's victory in the 2006-07 series. Beautifully produced, this book will be a welcome addition to all cricket enthusiasts' collections, as well as an ideal gift purchase.

The Essential Wisden

An Anthology of 150 Years of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Author: John Stern,Marcus Williams

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408178966

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1082

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All the highlights of 150 editions of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Toby Jones And The Timeless Cricket Match

Author: Brett Lee,Michael Panckridge

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 0730444619

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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It's not just a game - it's time travel - and this time it's back to Lords. toby Jones returns in another exciting story of time travel and cricket. toby Jones is not your average cricket fan. It's not his passion for the game that makes him unusual - it's his ability to travel through time, back to the great matches of the past. Just when toby thought his time-travel adventures were all over, he has to make another journey, and this time it's going to be dangerous. With the help of his mentor and fellow time traveller Jim Oldfield, toby must travel to the famous cricket ground Lords in England to visit Father time so he can save his friend Ally. Ally is fading away since she met herself on a previous trip back through time. Now it is truly a race against time to save her. But where is the ruthless Phillip Smale? Will Phillip complicate the important task at hand? Ages 8-13

Silent Revolutions

Writings on Cricket History

Author: Gideon Haigh

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1863953108

Category: Cricket

Page: 324

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The game we play today is scarcely like that of my boyhood ' mused Dr W.G. Grace a century ago. 'There have been silent revolutions transforming cricket in many directions, improving it in some ways and in others robbing it of some elements of its charm.' In this panoramic collection of his writings, Australia's leading cricket writer ranges over 250 years of cricket history, picking out those events, characters and even objects that have mattered - sometimes far more than we know. From giants of the game such as Bradman, Larwood and Miller to subjects including our fascination with wasted talent and the evolution of the protector, Silent Revolutions reveals the game within the game known only to the subtlest observers.

Die verlorene Kunst, Liebschaften zu pflegen

Author: Eva Rice

Publisher: Feelings

ISBN: 3426450216

Category: Fiction

Page: 373

View: 9715

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Ein charmanter Roman um eine junge Engländerin aus aristokratischem Hause im London der Fünfzigerjahre, die ihr Herz an einen exzentrischen Zauberer in spe verliert. Ein überaus liebenswertes, altmodisches und ein bisschen verrücktes Buch, in das man sich einfach verlieben muss! Die junge Penelope Wallace, Tochter aus verarmtem aristokratischen Hause, führt ein behütetes Leben, das von Teepartys, Schwärmereien für Johnny Ray und der Suche nach der großen Liebe bestimmt ist. Doch als sie eines Tages im Taxi von einem wildfremden Mädchen mit meergrünem Mantel zum Tee eingeladen wird, sagt Penelope gegen alle Konventionen einfach zu – ein Entschluss, der ihr Leben mit einem Schlag vollkommen verändert. Denn nicht nur wird die eigensinnige Charlotte augenblicklich ihre beste Freundin. Penelope ist auch fasziniert von deren Cousin Harry, einem exzentrischen jungen Herrn, der allen Ernstes Zauberer werden möchte. Doch gerade als Penelope im Begriff ist, sich in den künftigen Magier zu verlieben, bittet er sie um einen ganz und gar nicht netten Freundschaftsdienst in Liebesdingen ... »Die verlorene Kunst, Liebschaften zu pflegen« von Eva Rice ist ein eBook von feelings*emotional eBooks. Mehr von uns ausgewählte erotische, romantische, prickelnde, herzbeglückende eBooks findest Du auf unserer Facebook-Seite. Genieße jede Woche eine neue Geschichte - wir freuen uns auf Dich!

The ESPN Cricinfo Guide to International Cricket 2010

Author: Steven Lynch

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408119976

Category: Cricket

Page: 272

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With Tests and one-day internationals now joined by Twenty20 games, there is more international cricket than ever before. These games captivate a television audience of tens of millions throughout the year and throughout the world. But how do you keep track of all the players? The ESPN Cricinfo Guide to International Cricketis the answer. The 2010 edition of this already popular annual paperback will contain crisply-written profiles of everyone expected to appear in a Test match in 2010. Published in November 2009, at the beginning of international cricket's busiest time of year, this is the only guide that tells you HOW they play as well as what they've achieved. The 200 players featured in the book all get full-page treatment, with a photograph alongside a career summary in words, facts and figures. And to back up the profiles, there are quick-fire records for every country, and up-to-date statistics from www.cricinfo.com, the world's biggest cricket website. The ESPN Cricinfo Guide to International Cricket is the essential companion for every cricket lover, and the ideal complement to the long-standing Spring bestsellersWisdenand Playfair.

The Shorter Wisden India Almanack 2014

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472917189

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 928

View: 6245

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Wisden has grown through the years to embrace innovation and maintain its status as the most revered and cherished brand in cricket. The 'Bible of Cricket', Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864. Wisden's Cricketers of the Year Awards, one of the oldest honours in the sport, dates back to 1889. The Almanack, known for editorial excellence, has been a perennial bestseller in the UK. The second edition with India-specific content is even more engrossing. Contributors include Bishan Singh Bedi, Anil Kumble, Mahele Jayawardhene, Sanjay Manjrekar, Shashi Tharoor, Gideon Haigh, Kamila Shamsie, Shehan Karunatilaka, Rahul Bhattacharya and many othersÂ?

Who's who in Australia

Author: Leanne Sullivan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Australia

Page: 2282

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A biographic reference to notable people in Australia. Entrants are drawn from all areas of Australian life, including the arts, politics, education, medicine, defence, business, diplomatic service, and recipients of honours and awards.