Titles

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Wilfred Rhodes
The Triumphal Arch

by

Patrick Ferriday

Wilfred Rhodes was, is (and always will be) the most prolific player first-class cricket has ever known. No-one played more games, took more wickets or batted more often. Yet war took four seasons from him. 

A Wisden cricketer in his debut season, he represented England for the last time 32 years later at the age of 52. In his first game he bowled to Grace and in his last to Bradman: he was ‘The Triumphal Arch’ between the game’s two most famous players. 

The man from Kirkheaton was a giant of the game, and not just for the records he broke and still holds. Through his achievements and longevity he became a part of the fabric of society in Yorkshire and beyond for 32 years. Forty years after retiring he was still giving interviews, totally blind and having outlived all his contemporaries.

Standard £25, Limited Edition £75

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Unnatural Selection
50 Years of England Test Teams

 by

Trevor Woolley

Every follower of England cricket has a view on who should be in the England Test team. In pubs, sports bars, and around family dining tables, lovers of cricket argue about nothing more than the selectors’ choices for the next Test or the next tour. The debate will be informed by the print and other media, not least, in the 21st Century, by online blogs. 

£10

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Supreme Bowling 
100 Great Test Performances

Compiled & edited by

Patrick Ferriday & Dave Wilson

How to assess a great bowling performance? 

How to measure it in relation to others? 

How to find, or attempt to find, the 100 greatest Test ‘five-fers’? 

These were the questions confronting an intrepid band of researchers, digging into all manner of documents, books, newspapers and websites for information that would help find the answers..... 

£15

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Hobbsy 
A Life in Cricket

by

Rob Kelly

In the late Sixties and early Seventies the Essex circus, led by Brian ‘Tonker’ Taylor and featuring three spinners, was, for cricket fans, as bewildering and beguiling as its contemporaries Sergeant Pepper and Monty Python.

Standard £16, Limited Edition £40

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'Stoddy' 
England's Finest Sportsman

by

David Frith

In 1970 David Frith published his first book – My Dear Victorious Stod. It won the inaugural Cricket Society Book of the Year award and set a new standard for cricketing biographies. Now, 45 years (and 34 books) later, the world's pre-eminent cricket writer and historian returns to his 'first love' with a new edition entitled 'Stoddy': England's Finest Sportsman.

Limited Edition £30

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Masterly Batting 
100 Great Test Centuries

Compiled & edited by

Patrick Ferriday & Dave Wilson

How to assess a great innings? How to measure it in relation to others? How to find, or attempt to find, the 100 greatest Test centuries?

These were the questions confronting an intrepid band of researchers, digging into all manner of documents, books, newspapers and websites for information that would help find the answers...

Out of Print - Ebook available 

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In Tandem
Cricket's Great Pace Pairs

 by

Patrick Ferriday 

On 15 January 1921 in Adelaide a startling new development in Test cricket was observed. For the first time a side fielded two genuine fast bowlers and, what’s more, they were captained by a man who had the temerity to let them share the new ball. The impact wasn’t immediate but within 11 months Gregory and McDonald had been central to establishing their side’s position as unquestionably the best in the world.

£17

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Frith's Encounters

by 

David Frith

Frith's Encounters covers over 100 years of cricket. The author’s contact with players and writers spans a period which takes in Wilfred Rhodes, who told him about bowling to W.G.Grace and Victor Trumper, through to the tragic David Bairstow and Peter Roebuck of the modern era

Out of Print

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Before the Lights Went Out

by

Patrick Ferriday 

On New Year’s Day 1912, the Times published a rallying editorial which highlighted the possibility that Britain might by the end of the year ‘have been wiped out of politics altogether and have become dependent on the will of others’. Against this background of fear and pessimism, that summer would see the first great world championship of cricket – the Triangular Tournament.

Out of Print

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