Bradman's Invincibles: The Story of the 1948 Ashes Series

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Author: Roland Perry
Publisher: Aurum Press (2009)
ISBN-10: 1845134141
ISBN-13: 9781845134143
Condition: Very Good. The top of the spine is bumped (with corresponding chipping to the DJ). A few light marks on the outside edges of the pages. The dust jacket has some scratches and light creasing along the edges. There are marks on the inside of the DJ along the spine (not visible from the outside). 
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 474
Dimensions: 24 x 16.7 x 4.5 cm

Weight: 0.9 kg

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The 1948 Ashes series in Britain was quite unique. The Australian team under Donald Bradman went through the whole summer - county matches as well as Tests - undefeated. Of the five-match Test series they won four and drew the fifth. Hence, and indisputably, the "Invincibles". It was to be Bradman's swansong as a Test player: but without the appropriate golden farewell, as he was bowled for a duck at the Oval in his last Test innings of all. Roland Perry's book is a comprehensive account of the whole tour, match by match, as this remarkable side - featuring great bowlers like Lindwall and Miller as well as batting maestros like Bradman - moved around the country from county to county, conquering all before them.

The Test matches, though none went England's way, were epic contests between great players on both sides - England's Denis Compton, Len Hutton and Godfrey Evans just some of the great sportsmen on show. As well as absorbing match reports, Perry also supplies profiles of every player on both sides to have played in the Test series. Roland Perry is the author of, among many books, the authorised biography of Keith Miller, and a biography of Michael Straight. He lives in Melbourne, Australia

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