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1 Bailey, Trevor SIR GARY: A Biography
London William Collins 1976 0002167646 / 9780002167642 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
190pp., unpaginated, candid and action illustrated, b/w halftone plates throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Action-illustrated, plastic protected dustjacket trivially edgeworn only. "Gary Sobers is without peer in the history of cricket, the greatest all-rounder ever to have graced the game.....his achievements are breath-taking, including the famous over against Glamorgan when he hit six sixes...." Contents include: Prelims., Foreword by Richie Benaud, 17 chapters, viz: Childhood in Barbados, Young cricketer, Father-figures, All-rounders, Master batsman, Outstanding innings, Captaincy, Triple-purpose bowler, Love and marriage, End of an era, Sobers on cricket, Sir Gary-and the future, Chronology, Career statistics, Index. Book weight approx. 480g. 
Price: 13.62 AUD
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KEEPING IT REAL : The Darren 'Chuck' Berry Story  (Signed Copy), Berry, Darren, with Blake, Martin
2 Berry, Darren, with Blake, Martin KEEPING IT REAL : The Darren 'Chuck' Berry Story (Signed Copy)
Melbourne, VIC, Australia BAS Publishing 2004 1920910336 / 9781920910334 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
208pp., three unpaginated, candidly-illustrated colour-plate sections. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated (author in action) card wrapper bumped and softly creased on upper foredge corners. Signed by author (Darren Berry) on half-title page (using a felt pen), else textblock mildly bumped on upper foredge corner, leaves unmarked. Long-term Victorian wicket keeper Darren Berry relates his time at the highest level of his sport. Now retired, he is deeply involved as a senior coach in the shorter versions of the game of cricket . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface (Steve Waugh), Foreword (Shane Warne), Introduction, 18 chapters, Epilogue, Career Statistics. Book weight approx. 440g. 
Price: 24.44 AUD
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DICKIE BIRD : My Autobiography, Bird, Dickie, with Lodge, Keith
3 Bird, Dickie, with Lodge, Keith DICKIE BIRD : My Autobiography
United Kingdom Hodder & Stoughton 1997 0340684577 / 9780340684573 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiv, + 367pp., plus 2 x 8 page (b/white) and 2 x 8 page (colour) photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain green boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased at head. Foreword by Michael Parkinson. "Fiercely proud of his background as a Yorkshire miner's son, his story follows his youth in Barnsley, his early days as a cricketer, through to his career as an umpire and his experiences of the international scene, all told with total honesty by this very private person . . . " Contents include: Acks., Foreword, 22 chapters, Appendix I & II, Index. Book weight approx. 750g. 
Price: 14.10 AUD
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4 Blofeld, Henry A THIRST FOR LIFE: With the Accent on Cricket
United Kingdom Hodder & Stoughton 2000 034077049X / 9780340770498 First Edition Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
x, + 421pp., 4 x 8 page, unpaginated, illustrated sections [2 in b/w, 2 in full colour]. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated, unclipped, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has two small closed tears top foredge folds, else mild foredge wear. The autobiography of 'larger-than-life' English cricket character and commentator; Henry 'Blowers' Blofeld. Book weight approx. 850g. 
Price: 17.03 AUD
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CRICKET : Celebrating the Modern Game Around the World, Brown, Philip and Booth, Lawrence
5 Brown, Philip and Booth, Lawrence CRICKET : Celebrating the Modern Game Around the World
South Australia Cameron House 2005 1920743308 / 9781920743307 First Australian Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
312pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edge-creased at head. Foreword by Ian Botham. From the jacket flap: "This book is a pictorial celebration of the way cricket has evolved. There are chapters on the game at grassroots level, Test cricket, the Ashes, one-day internationals, the World Cup, the icons of the game and a look at how cricket might develop in the future. Lively, informative text, including key statistics, accompanies outstanding photographs . . . " Includes Index. Book weight approx. 1.91 KG. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 18.22 AUD
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6 Browne, Frank SOME OF IT WAS CRICKET
Sydney Murray Publishing First Edition Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] Very Good Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
191pp., no publication date [circa mid 1960's], 4 X 8 page [unpaginated] b/w, action illustrated halftone sections. Book square, clean, spine firm. Other than two light tape stains on each fep., leaves are clean with no foxing. Loose-plastic protected, illustrated dustjacket is complete, with trivial edgewear only. A retrospective of the drama, excitement, thrills, passions, humour and sometimes sadness of Test Cricket. Contents include: Sinful ball, Slight case of murder, Decay of umpires, Time of sweetness and light, Cinderella makes good, Drama of runs and rain, Hour before dawn, Idol's revenge, Coming of the boomers, Warwick rides again, Typhoon summer, Unhappy warriors, Wonderful summer. Book weight approx. 540g. 
Price: 11.84 AUD
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PASSING TESTS, Chappell, Ian
7 Chappell, Ian PASSING TESTS
Coromandel Valley, South Australia Lynton Publications 1973 086946048x / 9780869460481 First Edition Hardcover Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
191pp., b/white, candid and action illustrated halftone plates throughout. Book clean, spine firm but noticeably canted, and lightly bumped. Action-illustrated boards bumped on upper foredge corners, else boards very good. Text-block clean and unmarked. Australian test cricket captain Ian Chappell reviews the Test series: Pakistan in Australia 1972/73, and Australia in the West Indies 1973. Book weight approx. 390g. 
Price: 21.86 AUD
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INDOOR CRICKET: The History, the Rules and How to Play the Game, Cosier, Gary /Smithers, Patrick
8 Cosier, Gary /Smithers, Patrick INDOOR CRICKET: The History, the Rules and How to Play the Game
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia Five Mile Press 1986 0867881178 / 9780867881172 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
79pp., b/w instructive half-tones and line drawings throughout. Book clean, square, spine tight. Leaves clean, unmarked. Full colour, action illustration [of author] on card wrapper. Negligible edgewear, else unmarked. By former Australian Test Cricket vice-captain, Gary Cosier, contents include: History, Team, Game, Scoring, Dismissals, Court plan, Batting, Playing spinners, Running between wickets, Bowling, Fielding, Wicket keeping, Mixed teams, Captaincy, Umpiring, Equipment. Book weight approx. 200g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 8.52 AUD
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9 Ducat, Andrew CRICKET
London Hutchinson Original Fawn Cloth Hardcover Fair + 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
No publication date [c.1933]. 159pp., unpaginated b/w, demonstrative, half-tone plates throughout, including frontispiece. 32 page publisher's promotional section at rear, for books to be released in Summer 1933. Book square, cloth grubby, small fray top foredge corner and sticker ghost on front. 'British Sailor's Society' library labels on ffep's. Pencilled names and teams on both sides of rear fep and on rear pastedown. Random foxing throughout. Instructional contents, sub-chaptered, include: Biographical note, Cricket; How it began . . . , Bowling, Batting, Some essentials of a good fielding side, The Captain's qualifications, Umpiring, Qualifications for country cricket, Laws of cricket, One-Day matches. Book weight approx. 370g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 25.50 AUD
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10 Eager, Patrick AN AUSTRALIAN SUMMER: The Recovery of the Ashes 1985
Surrey, U.K. The Kingswood Press 1985 043498065X / 9780434980659 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Good Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
125pp., intext, candid and action-illustrated, b/white halftone plates throughout [many of excitable Englishmen]. Book clean. Spine firm, but slightly cocked. Leaves clean. A previous owner has permanently affixed the plastic protected dustjacket to the pastedowns by means of abundant glue and tape to the flaps. Overlooking this problem, the fact that England won the series should gladden the heart of any English cricket tragic . . . Contents include: Texaco Trophy, Six Test Reports. Book weight approx. 700g. 
Price: 13.62 AUD
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A FUNNY TURN: Confessions of a Cricketing Clown, East, Ray and Dellor, Ralph
11 East, Ray and Dellor, Ralph A FUNNY TURN: Confessions of a Cricketing Clown
London George Allen & Unwin 1983 0047960752 / 9780047960758 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
125pp., intext, b/white sketch-art illustrations throughout by Bill Tidy. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Red boards undamaged. Art-illustrated (Bill Tidy), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. Mirth and humorous anecdotes from English, Essex-country left-arm spinner, noted joker and humorist, Ray East. Contents include: Prelims., 8 chapters. Book weight approx. 280g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.48 AUD
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12 Ed.] John St. John THE M.C.C. Book for the Young Cricketer
London Naldrett Press 1951 Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] Very Good Fair + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
192pp., intext, b/w illustrations throughout. Book very slightly canted and bumped. Lightly foxed endpapers, otherwise leaves clean. Art illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn, nipped and chipped, with several short closed tears. First published in 1950 as 'The Young Cricketer'. Instructional, contributor's include: Sir Donald Bradman, Len Hutton, Denis Compton, A.V.Bedser, Jack Hobbs and many others. Book weight approx. 590g. 
Price: 15.03 AUD
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A HISTORY OF CRICKET IN HAMPSHIRE, Gannaway, Norman
13 Gannaway, Norman A HISTORY OF CRICKET IN HAMPSHIRE
United Kingdom Hampshire Books 1990 1871940044 / 9781871940046 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
88pp., plus 24 page, b/white, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn and scuffed. " . . . traces the origins of cricket back to 1300 and looks at its emergence in Hampshire right through to the flourishing game at village and county level in the 1990s . . . " Contents include: Introduction, 12 chapters, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 170g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.75 AUD
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JACKSON'S YEAR: The Test Matches of 1905, Gibson, Alan
14 Gibson, Alan JACKSON'S YEAR: The Test Matches of 1905
London Cassell & Co. 1965 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
155pp., b/white, subject portrait frontispiece, plus unpaginated, candid and action illustrated, b/white halftone plates (all extant). Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Minor dogeared corners on several leaves, otherwise textblock clean. Pictorially-illustrated (subject conversing with W.G.Grace) price-clipped, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn and scuffed. Alan Gibson, cricket writer and commentator, relates the 1905 Ashes Tour of England by Australia, who were captained by Joe Darling. By tour's end it was known as 'Jackson's Year'. Told over 14 chapters, and includes intext match statistics, and Index. Book weight approx. 400g. 
Price: 23.68 AUD
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DIZZY : The Jason Gillespie Story, Gillespie, Jason  (as told to Lawrie Colliver) Colliver, Lawrie
15 Gillespie, Jason (as told to Lawrie Colliver) Colliver, Lawrie DIZZY : The Jason Gillespie Story
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia HarperSports 2007 0732285259 / 9780732285258 Second Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xi, + 339pp., plus 2 x 8 page colour photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, slightest hint of tanning to edges. Illustrated card wrapper very good+. From the rear panel: "The first player of Aboriginal descent to represent Australia at Test level, Jason grew up obsessed with the game. Little did he realise his remarkable career would feature such dramatic highs and lows, including helping Australia claim the Ashes four times in succession; breaking his leg in a horrifying accidental collision in the field with Steve Waugh; taking on and getting the better of such legendary batsmen as Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar; being dropped during the 2005 Ashes series; scoring a brilliant double century against Bangladesh, and ultimately carving his name in the record books as one of the top Australian wicket-takers of all time . . . " Contents include: Foreword, 19 chapters, Statistics. Book weight approx. 550g. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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A HISTORY OF CRICKET, Green, Benny
16 Green, Benny A HISTORY OF CRICKET
London Guild Publishing 1988 Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
288pp., colour and b/white art and photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain boards negligibly bumped. Leaves clean, soft crease to head of ffep. and small section of leaves at front of book. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket softly edge-creased at head, small closed tear to lower front flap fold. "Benny Green possesses not only an encyclopedic knowledge of every aspect of the game, and an infectious delight in its highways and byways, but the wit and literary style to give us an original and immensely entertaining account of its history . . . " Contents include: Preface, 23 chapters, Epilogue, Index, Bibliography. Book weight approx. 1.1 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 14.57 AUD
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TEST MATCH CRICKET : A Personal View, Greig, Tony
17 Greig, Tony TEST MATCH CRICKET : A Personal View
United Kingdom Hamlyn 1977 0600319717 / 9780600319719 First Edition Hardcover And Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
176pp., colour and b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain black boards lightly bumped on lower foredge corner. Faint tanning to text-block head and endpapers, else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very mildly edge-creased, with minor tanning to reverse, short split to flap fold. "Tony Greig did not attempt to compete with the many reference book that have already been written about Test Match history. His book is more a collection of the events and the men that he himself found memorable . . . " Contents include; Setting the Scene, England and Australia - The Ashes, West Indies, India, South Africa, New Zealand, Pakistan, Rows and Riots, Touring, Now and The Future, Statistics, Index, Acks. Book weight approx. 835g. 
Price: 13.66 AUD
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MYSTERY SPINNER: The Story of Jack Iverson, Haigh, Gideon
18 Haigh, Gideon MYSTERY SPINNER: The Story of Jack Iverson
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Text Publishing 1999 1876485205 / 9781876485207 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
376pp., 16 page, unpaginated b/white halftone plate section (mostly happy snaps). Book clean and square. Spine firm, blind-stamped title there-on. Leaves clean, albeit very lightly tanned. Boards excellent. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly scuffed only. Jack Iverson, born Middle Park, Melbourne, Australia on 27 July, 1915, lived an unexceptional life until he was thirty-one, when, after World War Two (in which he fought) he took up cricket. Four years later he was the best spin bowler in the world...This is his story. Tragically, on October 23rd, 1973, Jack Iverson took his own life...Includes 32 chapters, Acks., Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 800g. 
Price: 16.39 AUD
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MYSTERY SPINNER: The Story of Jack Iverson, Haigh, Gideon
19 Haigh, Gideon MYSTERY SPINNER: The Story of Jack Iverson
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Text Publishing 1999 1876485205 / 9781876485207 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
376pp., 16 page, unpaginated b/white halftone photographically-illustrated section. Book clean and square. Spine firm, blind-stamped title there-on. Leaves clean, albeit mildly tanned. Green boards very good. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very mildly surface scuffed and negligibly edge-creased. Jack Iverson, born Middle Park, Melbourne, Australia on 27 July, 1915, lived an unexceptional life until he was thirty-one, when, after World War Two (in which he fought) he took up cricket. Four years later he was the best spin bowler in the world. This is his story. Tragically, on October 23rd, 1973, Jack Iverson took his own life . . . Includes 32 chapters, Acks., Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 800g. 
Price: 15.48 AUD
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THE VINCIBLES: A Suburban Cricket Season, Haigh, Gideon
20 Haigh, Gideon THE VINCIBLES: A Suburban Cricket Season
Melbourne, Australia Text Publishing 2002 1877008354 / 9781877008351 First Edition Softcover Very Good + Small 8vo 
217pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, very mildly tanned. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper very good.+. With a dash of literary licence, Gideon Haigh relates a season in the life of his beloved grade-cricket side, the South Yarra Cricket Club, known as the 'Yarras'. Playing in a suburban, Melbourne competition, the club runs on 'shoe-string' funds, financed by raffles, Trivia and Karaoke nights. Invariably, everyone and everything connected with an Australian cricket club receives a 'nickname', the Yarras have - Moof, Womble, Castaway, One Dad, Churchyard, a dog named Six Bits, the author: Tragic . . . With an impressive tally of ducks and dropped catches, they play for love, win with grace, lose with humour . . .Book weight approx. 250g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 23.68 AUD
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