This updated version of the best-selling Little Book of Ashes is being launched to tie in with the current summer Test series against India, the number one team in the world. Updated by the editorial team behind the country's leading independent cricket magazine, All Out Cricket, the 128-page fully illustrated gift book contains all the highlights of the recent five-match series. Among the magic moments were double centuries from Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen, as well as Mike Hussey's record-breaking run of scores and Peter Siddle's first match hat-trick. The Little Book of Ashes traces the history of the Anglo-Australian rivalry right back to the days of Grace and Spofforth and the great Test match of 1882 in which both men took part. It was the match that included the famous mock obituary mourning the death of English cricket, which concluded with the idea that the “body” would be cremated and the ashes taken back to Australia—and the legendary bi-annual series began.
This is a fantastic 128 page hardback book written by Ralph Dellor and Stephen Lamb. "The Little Book of Cricket" charts the history of Cricket from its earliest days through to the Ashes winning performance of the England team. With chapters focusing on the greatest players and greatest grounds this book is great value and packed full of information and statistics.. Released in the run up to the Cricket World Cup, it also features a chapter looking at the inception of that event and will be a welcome read both pre and post The World Cup and latest Ashes series.
An authoritative, quirky trivia book divided into themed chapters. Whitaker's Little Book of Knowledge contains thousands of general knowledge gems: from everything you learned at school to fascinating lists of contemporary 'top-tens', mini-biographies of famous artists and writers, plus condensed guides to films and works of art and literature. In addition, there is a light-hearted journey down memory lane featuring humorous entries on forgotten treasures from different decades and a stand-alone sport chapter with guides to both well-known and obscure sports, key rules, a glossary of terms and short biographies of the world's greatest sporting heroes. Facts are both newly researched and drawn from the rich treasure-trove of the Whitaker's Almanack archive, which dates back to 1868. Whitaker's Little Book of Knowledge is a truly unique ready-reference containing fascinating facts for every trivia buff while providing a unique insight into the world from the 19th century through to the present day.
This summer's Ashes was another unforgettable instalment in the oldest and greatest rivalry in international sport. From the thrilling denouement at Trent Bridge, when Australia came within 19 runs of an incredible victory, to the stunning spell of hostile fast bowling from Stuart Broad in Durham and England's frantic run-chase in the gloom at the Oval in pursuit of an historic 4-0 series victory, the series was never less than engrossing. And - as always in an Ashes summer - there was as much intrigue off the field. David Warner made himself the English public's favourite pantomime villain by taking a swing at Joe Root before a ball was bowled, controversy raged over the standards of umpiring and the use of the Decision Review System while Darren Lehmann stoked the fires ahead of the return series Down Under with his infamous radio rant at Broad. The Daily and Sunday Telegraph's unbeatable team of cricket writers were present through the 2013 series to deliver the definitive account of events. Derek Pringle, Paul Hayward, Scyld Berry, Simon Hughes, Jim White, Steve James and Nick Hoult dissected events with forensic detail, and former captains Michael Vaughan and Geoffrey Boycott, together with Australian spinning legend Shane Warne, set the agenda with their hard-hitting columns. So, as you tick off the days to the first Test in Brisbane, relive the splendour of Ian Bell's three centuries, Ashton Agar's record-breaking debut, Root's stunning innings at Lord's and the spectacular bowling of Graeme Swann and James Anderson, as chronicled in the pages of the Daily and Sunday Telegraph.