Wisden India Almanack 2016

Author: Suresh Menon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9384898287

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 808

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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 fourth edition with India-specific content is even more engrossing. Contributors include Ramachandra Guha, Ian Chappell, Ajit Wadekar, Amol Rajan, Osman Samiuddin, Dileep Premachandran, Prashant Kidambi, Ruchir Joshi, Rajdeep Sardesai, Akash Chopra, Jarrod Kimber, and Jack Hobbs

The Shorter Wisden India Almanack 2014

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472917189

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 928

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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?

Wisden India Almanack 2017

Author: Suresh Menon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9385936506

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 802

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The fifth edition of Wisden India Almanack has essays from the best writers, and those from other fields who are passionate about the sport, like the CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella. The coverage of domestic cricket is both extensive and original. The Almanack is actually four books in one: a volume of essays, a book of records, an annual of matches played, and a miscellany of unusual occurrences, all of which make for a great read. It is a treat for the cricket fanatic, and for those interested in fine writing and intriguing stories.

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2018

Author: Lawrence Booth

Publisher: Wisden

ISBN: 9781472953551

Category:

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*Large format edition*In this 155th edition of the Almanack, we celebrate England�s spectacular win over India in the Women's Cricket World Cup. Anya Shrubsole helped to make history at Lord�s and now she becomes the first woman to feature on the front cover of the Almanack.Among the feature articles, Simon Wilde reflects on the passage to England's 1,000th Test, Harry Pearson celebrates 50 years of overseas players in the county game, and Tanya Aldred examines sexism in cricket. Mike Selvey looks at the psychology of the new-ball partnership, while Zafar Ansari explains why he gave it all up at the age of 25. Gideon Haigh has fun with cricketers and their mannerisms, and Andy Zaltzman hails James Anderson's ascent to 500 Test [email protected]

Gentlemen & Players

The Death of Amateurism in Cricket

Author: Charles Williams

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 0297608096

Category: History

Page: 256

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Amateurs versus professionals - a social history and memoir of English cricket from 1953 to 1963. The inaugural Gentlemen v. Players first-class cricket match was played in 1806, subsequently becoming an annual fixture at Lord's between teams consisting of amateurs (the Gentlemen) and professionals (the Players). The key difference between the amateur and the professional, however, was much more than the obvious one of remuneration. The division was shaped by English class structure, the amateur, who received expenses, being perceived as occupying a higher station in life than the wage-earning professional. The great Yorkshire player Len Hutton, for example, was told he would have to go amateur if he wanted to captain England. GENTLEMEN & PLAYERS focuses on the final ten years of amateurism and the Gentlemen v. Players fixture, starting with Charles Williams' own presence in the (amateur) Oxbridge teams that included future England captains such as Peter May, Colin Cowdrey and M.J.K. Smith, and concluding with the abolition of amateurism in 1962 when all first-class players became professional. The amateur innings was duly declared closed. Charles Williams, the author of a richly acclaimed biography of Donald Bradman, has penned a vivid social-history-cum-memoir that reveals an attempt to recreate a Golden Age in post-war Britain, one whose expiry exactly coincided with the beginnings of top-class one-day cricket and a cricket revolution.

The Shorter Wisden 2013

The Best Writing from Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2013

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408192268

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 2012 season.

Cricket's Changing Ethos

Nobles, Nationalists and the IPL

Author: Jon Gemmell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319763393

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 307

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This book examines historically how cricket was codified out of its variant folk-forms and then marketed with certain lessons sought to reinforce the values of a declining landed interest. It goes on to show how such values were then adapted as part of the imperial experiment and were eventually rejected and replaced with an ethos that better reflected the interests of new dominant elites. The work examines the impact of globalisation and marketization on cricket and analyses the shift from an English dominance, on a sport that is ever-increasingly being shaped by Asian forces. The book’s distinctiveness lies in trying to decode the spirit of the game, outlining a set of actual characteristics rather than a vague sense of values. An historical analysis shows how imperialism, nationalism, commercialism and globalisation have shaped and adapted these characteristics. As such it will be of interest to students and scholars of sport sociology, post-colonialism, globalisation as well as those with an interest in the game of cricket and sport more generally.

All that You Can't Leave Behind

Why We Can Never Do Without Cricket

Author: Soumya Bhattacharya

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 0143066293

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 129

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If one were to do a nationwide poll of Indians born after Independence and ask which is the one date they remember most, the answer may well be 25 June 1983, the date on which India won the cricket World Cup. It is often said that cricket in India is like a religion; nothing could be more misleading. Religion has scarred the nation more deeply than anything else. Cricket is the balm that heals. In our collective consciousness, there is nothing quite like cricket. As the most visible expression of national identity, as an obsession or a dream, cricket is the only thing that possibly unites a country as diverse and as contradiction-ridden as India. In this brilliant book, Soumya Bhattacharya shows how we have made this game our own, given it our own colour, our own customs, our own codes. And how cricket in turn has come to permeate every aspect of our public life, from popular culture to politics so that, when a game is on, the rest of life happens strictly between overs.

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

Sport in Capitalist Society

A Short History

Author: Tony Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135081980

Category: History

Page: 192

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Why are the Olympic Games the driving force behind a clampdown on civil liberties? What makes sport an unwavering ally of nationalism and militarism? Is sport the new opiate of the masses? These and many other questions are answered in this new radical history of sport by leading historian of sport and society, Professor Tony Collins. Tracing the history of modern sport from its origins in the burgeoning capitalist economy of mid-eighteenth century England to the globalised corporate sport of today, the book argues that, far from the purity of sport being ‘corrupted’ by capitalism, modern sport is as much a product of capitalism as the factory, the stock exchange and the unemployment line. Based on original sources, the book explains how sport has been shaped and moulded by the major political and economic events of the past two centuries, such as the French Revolution, the rise of modern nationalism and imperialism, the Russian Revolution, the Cold War and the imposition of the neo-liberal agenda in the last decades of the twentieth century. It highlights the symbiotic relationship between the media and sport, from the simultaneous emergence of print capitalism and modern sport in Georgian England to the rise of Murdoch’s global satellite television empire in the twenty-first century, and for the first time it explores the alternative, revolutionary models of sport in the early twentieth century. Sport in a Capitalist Society is the first sustained attempt to explain the emergence of modern sport around the world as an integral part of the globalisation of capitalism. It is essential reading for anybody with an interest in the history or sociology of sport, or the social and cultural history of the modern world.

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.

Wodehouse At The Wicket

A Cricketing Anthology

Author: P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448164788

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

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From his early days Wodehouse adored cricket and references to the game run like a golden thread though his writings. He not only wrote about this glorious British pastime, but also played it well, appearing six times at Lords, where his first captain was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Illustrated with wonderful drawings and contemporary score-sheets, Wodehouse at the Wicket is the first ever compendium of Wodehouse's writings on cricket. Edited by cricket historian Murray Hedgcock, this delightful book also contains fascinating facts about Wodehouse's cricketing career and how it is reflected in his work. This is the perfect gift for Wodehouse readers and fans of all things cricket.

A Corner of a Foreign Field

The Indian History of a British Sport

Author: Ramachandra Guha

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9351186938

Category: History

Page: 560

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A Corner of a Foreign Field seamlessly interweaves biography with history, the lives of famous or forgotten cricketers with wider processes of social change. C. K. Nayudu and Sachin Tendulkar naturally figure in this book, but so, too, in unexpected ways, do B. R. Ambedkar, Mahatma Gandhi, and M. A. Jinnah. The Indian careers of those great British cricketers, Lord Harris and D. R. Jardine, provide a window into the operations of Empire. The remarkable life of India’s first great slow bowler, Palwankar Baloo, provides an arresting new perspective on the struggle against caste discrimination. Later chapters explore the competition between Hindu and Muslim cricketers in colonial India and the destructive passions now provoked when India plays Pakistan. For this new edition, Ramachandra Guha has added a long epilogue bringing the story up to date to cover, among other things, the advent of the Indian Premier League and the Indian team’s victory in the World Cup of 2011, these linked to social and economic transformations in contemporary India. A pioneering work, essential for anyone interested in either of those vast themes, cricket and India, A Corner of a Foreign Field is also a beautifully written meditation on the ramifications of sport in society at large.

The Little Wonder

The Remarkable History of Wisden

Author: Robert Winder

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408192241

Category: History

Page: 464

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John Wisden, at his peak known as 'The Little Wonder', was a key member of the England cricket team who in 1859 sailed across the Atlantic on the world's first overseas cricket tour. In 1864, after his retirement, Wisden published the first edition of the book that would make his name immortal. He printed 'full and accurate scores' along with indispensable facts about the Derby, the St Leger, the university rowing matches 'and other Interesting Information', including potted histories of the Wars of the Roses. The 1864 edition is now valued at anything up to £25,000, and Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published continuously ever since ? not for nothing is it known as 'the cricketer's bible'. The Almanack has, despite some close shaves, never missed a year. In 1937 it was just 48 hours from liquidation, and in the Second World War a German bomber set fire to the company's headquarters, destroying its records. And yet somehow, the yellow (since 1938) book has retained its antique, rugged character. It is a labour-of-love collection of records for cricket obsessives, but also a hearty eccentric. It loves to count the number of wides in a season, but also delights in relating tales from far-flung pavilions. Through the telling of Wisden's story, we also glimpse the history of English, and world, cricket. The book is a window onto the game's most charismatic characters, its high points, lows and political storms. In The Little Wonder Robert Winder traces the central role the game has played in national life for so long. The book's 150th anniversary in 2013 is the ideal time to tell the extraordinary story of Wisden's ? and cricket's ? journey from Victorian times to the modern world. New every year, it feels as though it has been with us for ever.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture

Author: Peter Childs,Michael Storry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134755546

Category: Reference

Page: 660

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Boasting more than 970 alphabetically-arranged entries, the Encyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture surveys British cultural practices and icons in the latter half of the twentieth century. It examines high and popular culture and encompasses both institutional and alternative aspects of British culture. It provides insight into the whole spectrum of British contemporary life. Topics covered include: architecture, pubs, film, internet and current takes on the monarchy. Cross-referencing and a thematic contents list enable readers to identify related articles. The entries range from short biographical synopses to longer overview essays on key issues. This Encyclopedia is essential reading for anyone interested in British culture. It also provides a cultural context for students of English, Modern History and Comparative European Studies.

Shane Warne's Century

My Top 100 Test Cricketers

Author: Shane Warne

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1845969537

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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With a flamboyant approach to the game on and off the pitch, Australia's greatest bowler Shane Warne is an irresistible cricketing force. In Shane Warne's Century, he candidly profiles 100 players from every Test nation who have had the most significant impact on his cricketing life. Warne is famous for having never scoring a Test century, although he came tantalisingly close on several occasions. He now wants to set the record straight by writing about a century of cricketing stars he has encountered during his illustrious career, The famous names featured here include fellow Australian legends Allan Border, Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting and Glenn McGrath, as well as adversaries such as Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar, Jonty Rhodes and Freddie Flintoff. Warne also puts together a dream Test match of those he would have loved to have played alongside versus a team of international legends. Pulling no punches and giving a fascinating insight into the game, Warne serves up highly readable anecdotes and opinions. Throughout the book, Warne covers the serious issues affecting cricket today, such as cheating and match-fixing, and assesses a large number of professional relationships he has enjoyed and endured, including those with Sri Lankan star Arjuna Ranatunga and South African captain Graeme Smith. Shane Warne's Century is a genuine page-turner by one of cricket's most popular stars and is a must-read for all cricket fans.

Shane Warne

My Illustrated Career

Author: Shane Warne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844035434

Category: Cricket

Page: 255

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The Ashes reached new levels of excitement in 2005, with England's priceless win under Michael Vaughan's leadership, and Freddy Flintoff and co's determination to end Australian domination of the past 18 years. One man who kept the Australians in the series, right up until the last day of the final test match at the Oval, was their talismanic leg bowler Shane Warne. Quite simply, Warne is the finest cricketer ever to play the game - and acknowledged as such by his contemporaries and commentators alike. With over 600 test match victims, he managed to take 40 wickets against England, but still ended up on the losing team. Putting the torrid tales of his private life aside, Warne always lets his spinning do the talking for him, becoming the scourge of many international batsmen. Now, for the first time, we provide a superb biographical account of his career in pictures, with commentary from the great man himself. Supported with photographs from his own personal collection, plus superb professional photography of his key moments in first class cricket - this book will chart the rise and rise of the game's greatest exponent of not only spin, but also of never-say-die cricket. Released with perfect timing for the upcoming Ashes contest in Australia in 2006, this is the story, in pictures of a sporting legend that everyone will want to buy.

Pundits from Pakistan

On Tour with India 2003-04

Author: Rahul Bhattacharya

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184756976

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 360

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In 2004 the Indian cricket team headed to Pakistan to play a historic series. Accompanying them was young cricket reporter Rahul Bhattacharya. The mood was tense, with political provocations and security fears. But as the archrivals met on the field, a rare spirit of bonhomie spread throughout the tour. And in streets and homes in Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Multan, the author had many warm human encounters that made the tour unforgettable. This book vividly brings alive the magic of cricket, even as it chronicles an emotional and hopeful time, witnessed by a young Indian discovering Pakistan.

Mid-Wicket Tales

From Trumper to Tendulkar

Author: S. Giridhar,V. J. Raghunath

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 935150090X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 292

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Written with the passion of a fan and knowledge of a cricketer, Mid-Wicket Tales: From Trumper to Tendulkar is for all genuine lovers of cricket from every cricketing nation. It celebrates cricket in all its hues and brings alive the rich history, romance and technical nuances of the game, where diligent research and analysis is blended with rare and interesting anecdotes. Even as the essays reflect the authors’ passion for the game, there is a perspective, balance and tolerant objectivity right through the book. Thus, if they lavish praise on Rahul Dravid for his batting or the wondrous all-round skills of Garry Sobers or the incomparable slip catching of Bobby Simpson, they also admire the less successful test cricketers, for there are just a few thousand test players in 137 years of international cricket. It is the sort of book one can reach out and spend 30 minutes on any number of occasions, just like meeting old friends.

Global Sport Leaders

A Biographical Analysis of International Sport Management

Author: Emmanuel Bayle,Patrick Clastres

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319767534

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 441

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This book analyses the careers, governance and management practices of some of the institutional sports leaders who have had the greatest impact on global sport in the 120 years since Baron Pierre de Coubertin revived the Olympic Games. Through their positions in major sports organisations, their influence, the examples they set, their successes and failures, and their ability to bring about change, these notable individuals controlled and continue to control the development of Olympic and international sport. The portraits included within this collection provide a critical analysis of these leaders’ careers by examining sports management from a biographical perspective, and allowing readers to understand the challenges and obstacles faced by international sport’s top administrators. The contributors explore the interactions between these leaders’ career paths and their strategies, both within their organisations and in the overall sporting context. Global Sport Leaders will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines including sports management, sociology, politics, history and international relations.