Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2006

Author: Matthew Engel

Publisher: Macmillan Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780947766986

Category: Reference

Page: 1600

View: 6423

WISDEN HAS RECORDED 143 SUMMERS, BUT NEVER ONE LIKE THIS Wisden2006 has more feature articles and more colour pictures than ever before, plus a special section on the 2005 Ashes. Top writers include Gideon Haigh, Steve James, Clement Freud, Ed Smith, Kevin Mitchell, Quentin Letts, David Frith, Francis Wheen, Angus Fraser, plus · Paul Hayward on cricket's first rock star · Simon Barnes on the Freddiad · The Analyst on how England won · Mark Taylor on Australia's defeat · John Woodcock's Ashes reflections · Derek Pringle on the post-match beer And Wisdenanswers the questions: Who are the teams of the decade? Who are Flantiff and Vorner? Who is the Leading Cricketer in the World? 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

View: 4809

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

View: 5388

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

View: 624

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.

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

View: 8417

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.

Wisden Anthology 1978-2006

Cricket's Age of Revolution

Author: Stephen Moss

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408197855

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1328

View: 3839

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 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

View: 9631

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

View: 4777

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

Peter the Lord's Cat

And Other Extraordinary Obituaries from Wisden

Author: Gideon Haigh

Publisher: Aurum PressLtd

ISBN: 9781845131630

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 148

View: 3523

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.

Silent Revolutions

Writings on Cricket History

Author: Gideon Haigh

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1863953108

Category: Cricket

Page: 324

View: 1406

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.

The ESPN Cricinfo Guide to International Cricket 2010

Author: Steven Lynch

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408119976

Category: Cricket

Page: 272

View: 1936

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: 686

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 others...

Who's who in Australia

Author: Leanne Sullivan

Publisher: N.A


Category: Australia

Page: 2282

View: 7804

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.

Behind the Boundary

Cricket at a Crossroads

Author: Graeme Wright

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408165120

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 5077

England's back-to-back Ashes victories, coupled with winning the 2010 World Twenty20, might give the impression that all is well in English cricket. But behind the headlines is another story: that of a county game struggling to cope with unprecedented levels of debt, a decline in membership and attendances, and the demands on players and spectators of an unsustainable fixture schedule. As a member of the ECB's Board of Directors admitted, 'English cricket is at something of a crossroads.' In this new book, Graeme Wright, a former editor of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack and author of Betrayal: The Struggle for Cricket's Soul, takes to the road to speak to those at the coalface of English county cricket. What he discovers there is not just a sport in crisis, but 18 complex organisations coming to terms with the reality of an ever-changing commercial world. And yet, perhaps surprisingly, he finds himself buoyed by a feeling of optimism. As the counties reposition their roles, not just in cricket but also within their local communities, there is something new and hopeful on the horizon. As Wright explores the world behind the boundary, he finds himself taking an affectionate - though not uncritical - look at England itself, as well as the best-loved game at its heart.

Empire & Cricket

The South African Experience, 1884-1914

Author: Bruce K. Murray,Goolam H. Vahed

Publisher: Unisa Pr

ISBN: 9781868885404

Category: History

Page: 326

View: 5874

Empire and Cricket illuminates the complex relationship between cricket and the making of South African society between 1884 and 1914. This critical era for South Africa and the British Empire encompassed the economic revolution following: the discoveries of diamonds and gold, the South African or Anglo-Boer War, and the segregationist structuring of society. It is the gripping story of how cricket lay at the heart of social and political developments in South Africa and the wider British Empire, brought to life with numerous historic photographs of players and historic sites. The book's contributors describe how cricket acted as a vehicle for the Empire, and how it impacted race and class. It maps the role of the small and tightly knit white elite with overlapping interests in cricket, politics, and business, as well as the largely ignored world of the 'non-white' (African, 'colored,' and Indian) cricketers and politicians. The close connection between politics and cricket goes back to the emergence of South Africa as a test playing country in the late 19th century. Cape Prime Minister Cecil John Rhodes included cricket in his drive to impose a segregationist structure in the African sub-continent, effectively ensuring the segregationist nature of South African cricket for much of the 20th century. The feats of those who first placed South African cricket on the international map are recalled, along with chronicles of many other unsung local heroes. Empire and Cricket explores the widespread enthusiasm for cricket among all of South Africa's communities, and the passion and success with which blacks played the game.

Great Cricket Quotes

Author: David Hopps

Publisher: Robson

ISBN: 9781861059673

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 361

View: 1088

From classic quotes from cricket legends and commentators to recent quotes from rising new stars such as Freddie Flintoff, this is a fully updated volume containing 16 pages of new quotations as well as anecdotes about England's Triumphant Ashes victory in 2005. It was probably when David Bairstow, the former Yorkshire and England wicketkeeper, belligerently informed him that he knew "three-tenths of seven-eights of sod all" that David Hopps realized that he had received his first contender as one of the most unforgettable cricket quotes of the 20th century. Cricket has long been treasured as the most literary of sports, but that is only a fraction of the story. This unrivalled collection, pieced together over the past 15 years, reveals the game not only for its intelligence and incisive writing but also for its wit, controversy, and plain-speaking. The greatest players, the most colorful characters, and the most famous conflicts are all brought to life in a book which provides an instant and engrossing flavor of cricket's journey through the last 100 years. There has never been a history quite like it. It contains classic quotations from cricket legends, as well rising new stars of the game injecting arrogance and spark to the traditional gentleman's sport.