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When Cricket Was Cricket

When Cricket Was Cricket
Item# 9780857330413

Product Description

Publisher: Haynes Publishing (Aug 2011)

Author: Adam Powley

Drawing on 100 years of outstanding photographs in the huge Mirrorpix archive, this book brings to life an age free of intrusive sponsorship and commercialism when huge crowds swarmed to see the stars of the day in action legends such as WG Grace, Bradman, and Hobbs; famous greats of the post-war era like Sobers, Miller and Trueman; and more recent heroes such as Botham, Warne, Tendulkar and Lara. Ranging from the grandest venues to the humblest village pitches in its depiction of the sports golden years, this is the perfect illustrated guide to when it really was cricket! (hb)