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SIR GARY: A Biography

By: Bailey, Trevor

Price: $14.25

Publisher: London, William Collins: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003010

ISBN: 0002167646

Condition: Very Good +


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 bat... View more info

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KEEPING IT REAL : The Darren 'Chuck' Berry Story (Signed Copy)

By: Berry, Darren, with Blake, Martin

Price: $24.70

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, BAS Publishing: 2004

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012131

ISBN: 1920910336

Condition: Very Good


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), ... View more info

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DICKIE BIRD : My Autobiography

By: Bird, Dickie, with Lodge, Keith

Price: $14.25

Publisher: United Kingdom, Hodder & Stoughton: 1997

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010139

ISBN: 0340684577

Condition: Very Good +


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 . . . "... View more info

A THIRST FOR LIFE: With the Accent on Cricket

By: Blofeld, Henry

Price: $17.10

Publisher: United Kingdom, Hodder & Stoughton: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001007

ISBN: 034077049X

Condition: Very Good +


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. View more info

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A HISTORY OF INDIAN CRICKET

By: Bose, Mihir

Price: $24.70

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013139

ISBN: 0233985638

Condition: Very Good


xix, + 571pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate sections. Intext, line-drawn maps of India. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain green boards nominally shelfworn only. Textblock has a small fleck on foredge, else unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn and nipped, else good. This interesting book tells the history of the 'gentlemen's' game of cricket in India - a game that is almost a 'religion' on the sub-continent. Cricket was introduced to India by the expatriate British in the late eighteenth century . . . Contents i... View more info

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KEITH MILLER: A Cricketing Biography

By: Bose, Mihir

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, George Allen & Unwin: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013484

ISBN: 086861193X

Condition: Very Good


(xiii), + 175pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plate section (all called-for plates extant and attached). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. Keith Ross Miller (1919-2004), Australian cricketer extraordinaire, was arguably the best all-rounder of his generation both as a fearsome fast bowler and a dashing batsman. This book, by Indian-born Mihor Bose (b. 1947) is a full and meticulous account of Miller's cricketing exploits from school days, through his dramatic arrival on... View more info

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BOTHAM'S CENTURY: My 100 Great Cricketing Characters (Signed Copy)

By: Botham, Ian

Price: $34.20

Publisher: London, CollinsWillow: 2001

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 013485

ISBN: 0002189569

Condition: Very Good


432pp., unpaginated, photographic colour-plate sections, plus b/white art-illustrated endpapers, frontispiece and intext sketches all by Ken Taylor. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. Signed by the primary author (Ian Botham) on title page, else textblock age-toned. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with a short closed tear, and sticker ghost on verso of rear flap. 'Botham's Century' is a unique collection of 100 unforgettable characters taken from his own personal 'scrapbook'. Players, umpires, mentors, comm... View more info

SOME OF IT WAS CRICKET

By: Browne, Frank

Price: $12.35

Publisher: Sydney, Murray Publishing:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000856

Condition: Very Good


191pp., no publication date [circa mid 1960's], 4 X 8 page [unpaginated] b/white, 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... View more info

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PASSING TESTS

By: Chappell, Ian

Price: $22.80

Publisher: Coromandel Valley, South Australia, Lynton Publications: 1973

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012180

ISBN: 086946048X

Condition: Good +


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. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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INDOOR CRICKET: The History, the Rules and How to Play the Game

By: Cosier, Gary /Smithers, Patrick

Price: $8.55

Publisher: Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, Five Mile Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000593

ISBN: 0867881178

Condition: Very Good +


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. 8vo - ove... View more info

CRICKET

By: Ducat, Andrew

Price: $26.60

Publisher: London, Hutchinson:

Seller ID: 001581

Condition: Fair +


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 fieldin... View more info

AN AUSTRALIAN SUMMER: The Recovery of the Ashes 1985

By: Eager, Patrick

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Surrey, U.K., The Kingswood Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004747

ISBN: 043498065X

Condition: Good


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. View more info

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A FUNNY TURN: Confessions of a Cricketing Clown

By: East, Ray and Dellor, Ralph

Price: $16.15

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006157

ISBN: 0047960752

Condition: Very Good +


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. View more info

THE M.C.C. Book for the Young Cricketer

By: Ed.] John St. John

Price: $15.20

Publisher: London, Naldrett Press: 1951

Seller ID: 001365

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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A HISTORY OF CRICKET IN HAMPSHIRE

By: Gannaway, Norman

Price: $19.00

Publisher: United Kingdom, Hampshire Books: 1990

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 008372

ISBN: 1871940044

Condition: Very Good +


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. View more info

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JACKSON'S YEAR: The Test Matches of 1905

By: Gibson, Alan

Price: $24.70

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co.: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005911

Condition: Very Good


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 ... View more info

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DIZZY : The Jason Gillespie Story

By: Gillespie, Jason (as told to Lawrie Colliver) Colliver, Lawrie

Price: $15.20

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, HarperSports: 2007

Edition: Second Impression.

Seller ID: 011903

ISBN: 0732285259

Condition: Very Good +


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... View more info

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A HISTORY OF CRICKET

By: Green, Benny

Price: $15.20

Publisher: London, Guild Publishing: 1988

Seller ID: 010533

Condition: Very Good


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 accou... View more info

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TEST MATCH CRICKET : A Personal View

By: Greig, Tony

Price: $14.25

Publisher: United Kingdom, Hamlyn: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010610

ISBN: 0600319717

Condition: Very Good


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 . . . &... View more info

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MYSTERY SPINNER: The Story of Jack Iverson

By: Haigh, Gideon

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Text Publishing: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009526

ISBN: 1876485205

Condition: Very Good +


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 Iver... View more info