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SIR GARY: A Biography

By: Bailey, Trevor

Price: $13.62

Publisher: London, William Collins: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003010


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: Pre... View more info

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

By: Berry, Darren, with Blake, Martin

Price: $24.44

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

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012131


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 involv... View more info

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DICKIE BIRD : My Autobiography

By: Bird, Dickie, with Lodge, Keith

Price: $14.10

Publisher: United Kingdom, Hodder & Stoughton: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010139


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... View more info

A THIRST FOR LIFE: With the Accent on Cricket

By: Blofeld, Henry

Price: $17.03

Publisher: United Kingdom, Hodder & Stoughton: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001007


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: $24.44

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013139


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... View more info

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CRICKET : Celebrating the Modern Game Around the World

By: Brown, Philip and Booth, Lawrence

Price: $18.22

Publisher: South Australia, Cameron House: 2005

Edition: First Australian Edition

Seller ID: 011432


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 o... View more info

SOME OF IT WAS CRICKET

By: Browne, Frank

Price: $12.22

Publisher: Sydney, Murray Publishing:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000856


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 m... View more info

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PASSING TESTS

By: Chappell, Ian

Price: $21.86

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012180


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. 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: $8.52

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000593


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, Eq... View more info

CRICKET

By: Ducat, Andrew

Price: $25.50

Publisher: London, Hutchinson:

Seller ID: 001581


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,... View more info

AN AUSTRALIAN SUMMER: The Recovery of the Ashes 1985

By: Eager, Patrick

Price: $13.62

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004747


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 ... View more info

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A FUNNY TURN: Confessions of a Cricketing Clown

By: East, Ray and Dellor, Ralph

Price: $15.48

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006157


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 thi... View more info

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

By: Ed.] John St. John

Price: $15.03

Publisher: London, Naldrett Press: 1951

Seller ID: 001365


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: $18.75

Publisher: United Kingdom, Hampshire Books: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008372


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 re... View more info

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JACKSON'S YEAR: The Test Matches of 1905

By: Gibson, Alan

Price: $23.68

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co.: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005911


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 T... View more info

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DIZZY : The Jason Gillespie Story

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

Price: $15.04

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

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: 011903


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 ti... View more info

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A HISTORY OF CRICKET

By: Green, Benny

Price: $14.57

Publisher: London, Guild Publishing: 1988

Seller ID: 010533


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 infecti... View more info

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TEST MATCH CRICKET : A Personal View

By: Greig, Tony

Price: $13.66

Publisher: United Kingdom, Hamlyn: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010610


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 writ... View more info

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MY COUNTRY'S 'KEEPER

By: Grout, Wally

Price: $18.80

Publisher: London, Pelham Books: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012985


212pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plates (mostly), including frontispiece (all called-for plates extant and attached). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain green boards nominally bumped on lower foredge corner, else undamaged. A small splash-stain on one leaf, else textblock unmarked. Colour, pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, edgeworn, and scuffed. As told to Frank O'Callaghan, this is the s... View more info

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MYSTERY SPINNER: The Story of Jack Iverson

By: Haigh, Gideon

Price: $16.92

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009526


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 crick... View more info