Feeling is the Thing that Happens in 1000th of a Second

Author: Christian Ryan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1786486814

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 9852


LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 'Exquisite' Gideon Haigh 'Magical, a head rush, a marvel' Rahul Bhattacharya 'Startlingly original' Matthew Engel In 1975 Patrick Eagar took some photographs which were unlike any cricket photographs anyone had seen before. It was the summer of an Ashes and a World Cup (cricket's first), a near last-gasp summer before revolution when cricket was still a sport of helmetless faces and green fields with no advertising paint on them. A clamour of rare glamour descended on England: Thommo and D.K., baby-cheeked Viv Richards, careworn David Steele, lithe supercat Clive Lloyd, the Chappell brothers, Andy Roberts, Tony Greig, Doug Walters, trails of cigarette smoke gusting in his wake. From this raw material, a thirty-one-year-old with an expired Sports Illustrated subscription and a love of long lenses found something almost magical. Eagar's pictures reveal that "feeling is the thing that happens in 1000th of a second". So this is a cricket book about photography and what it can do - tell the future and show human beings in ways not available to our eyes. It is part detective story, (and reconstruction of one of cricket's greatest summers), part biography, part wild-roaming conversation, part essay on the power of the image, myth and reality. It shows Christian Ryan as one of the most elegant and perceptive writers on sport today. With seventy black-and-white and colour photographs by Patrick Eagar and other seminal photographers, it is is essential reading (and looking) for ardent fans and will exhilarate those who know nothing about cricket.

The Shorter Wisden 2018

Author: Lawrence Booth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472953584

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1584

View: 9759


In essence, The Shorter Wisden is a glass of the finest champagne rather than the whole bottle. The contents remain authoritative, restorative, provocative – addictive, even – and wide-ranging. So readers can skip from the history of the hat-trick to an arresting account of cricketing mannerisms. Or, more soberly, move from the pros and cons of the new T20 league to the ugly thread of sexism running through the game. Add a startlingly original examination of the career of Jimmy Anderson and the influential Notes by the Editor, and there is vintage fare for all. A sparkling line-up includes Gideon Haigh, Tanya Aldred, Mike Selvey, Matthew Engel and Zafar Ansari. Every front-of-book article is here, fizzing with life and vim. You'll come back for more. "There can't really be any doubt about the cricket book of the year, any year: it's obviously Wisden" Andrew Baker in the Daily Telegraph @WisdenAlmanack

Wisden India Almanack 2018

Author: Suresh Menon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 938643279X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 820

View: 1488


Wisden India Almanack, now in it's sixth edition pays homage to India's women cricketers, who over the past couple of years have been among the most talked-about, the most keenly followed and the most vociferously encouraged in the country. Starting with Menon and including Karunya Keshav, Sharda Ugra, Lawrence Booth, Aakash Chopra, Amrit Mathur, Simon Barnes, Ian Chappell, Shehan Karunatilaka, Bhagwat Chandrasekhar, Erapalli Prasanna, Samanth Subramanian and many more, the discerning reader has plenty to read and savour over 800 pages.

England: The Biography

Author: Simon Wilde

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471154866

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 512

View: 4322


'An astonishing work of research, detail and revelation. Bulging with information, packed with nuggets.' John Etheridge, Sun 'Superbly researched... His eye for detail never wavers. It’s a pleasure to read.' Vic Marks, Observer 'The Cricket Book of the Year: Dauntingly comprehensive and surprisingly light-footed.' Simon Briggs, Daily Telegraph England: The Biography is the most comprehensive account of the England cricket team that has ever been published, taking the reader into the heart of the action and the team dynamics that have helped shape their success, or otherwise. It is now 140 years since England first played Test match cricket and, for much of that time, it has struggled to perform to the best of its capabilities. In the early years, amateurs would pick and choose which matches and tours they would play; subsequently, the demands of the county game - and the petty jealousies that created - would prevent many from achieving their best. It was only in the 1990s that central contracts were brought in, and Team England began to receive the best possible support from an ever-increasing backroom team. But cricket isn't just about structures, it depends like no other sport on questions of how successful the captain is in motivating and leading his team, and how well different personalities and egos are integrated and managed in the changing room. From Joe Root and Alastair Cook back to Mike Atherton, Mike Brearley and Ray Illingworth, England captains have had a heavy influence on proceedings. Recent debates over Kevin Pietersen were nothing new, as contemporaries of W.G.Grace would doubtless recognise. As England play their 1000th Test, this is a brilliant and unmissable insight into the ups and downs of that story.

Arlott, Swanton and the Soul of English Cricket

Author: Stephen Fay,David Kynaston

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408895390

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 7934


WINNER OF THE TELEGRAPH CRICKET BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2019 'Beautifully written, meticulously researched and stuffed with rich sporting and social history ... Unputdownable' Mail on Sunday After the Second World War, as the BBC tightened its grip on the national consciousness, two of the most famous English voices were commentators on games of cricket. John Arlott and E.W. ('Jim') Swanton transformed the broadcasting of the nation's summer game into a national institution. Arlott and Swanton typified the contrasting aspects of post-war Britain. Because of their strong personalities and distinctive voices – Swanton's crisp and upper-class, Arlott's with its Hampshire burr – each had a loyal following. As England moved from a class-based to a more egalitarian society, nothing stayed the same – including professional cricket. Wise, lively and filled with rich social and sporting history, Arlott, Swanton and the Soul of English Cricket shows how, as the game entered a new era, these two very different men battled to save the soul of the game.

Feeling is the Thing that Happens in 1000th of a Second

Author: Christian Ryan

Publisher: Quercus Publishing

ISBN: 9781786486820

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 2306


LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 'Exquisite' Gideon Haigh 'Magical, a head rush, a marvel' Rahul Bhattacharya 'Startlingly original' Matthew Engel In 1975 Patrick Eagar took some photographs which were unlike any cricket photographs anyone had seen before. It was the summer of an Ashes and a World Cup (cricket's first), a near last-gasp summer before revolution when cricket was still a sport of helmetless faces and green fields with no advertising paint on them. A clamour of rare glamour descended on England: Thommo and D.K., baby-cheeked Viv Richards, careworn David Steele, lithe supercat Clive Lloyd, the Chappell brothers, Andy Roberts, Tony Greig, Doug Walters, trails of cigarette smoke gusting in his wake. From this raw material, a thirty-one-year-old with an expired Sports Illustrated subscription and a love of long lenses found something almost magical. Eagar's pictures reveal that "feeling is the thing that happens in 1000th of a second". So this is a cricket book about photography and what it can do - tell the future and show human beings in ways not available to our eyes. It is part detective story, (and reconstruction of one of cricket's greatest summers), part biography, part wild-roaming conversation, part essay on the power of the image, myth and reality. It shows Christian Ryan as one of the most elegant and perceptive writers on sport today. With seventy black-and-white and colour photographs by Patrick Eagar and other seminal photographers, it is is essential reading (and looking) for ardent fans and will exhilarate those who know nothing about cricket.

Cambridge Learner's Dictionary English-Polish with CD-ROM

Author: Cambridge University Press

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521170931

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1281

View: 6146


This is a semibilingual Polish version of the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary, with definitions in English and Polish translations of the headword for each sense.