Flying Stumps and Metal Bats

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Subtitle: Cricket's Greatest Moments by the People Who Were There
Author: Wisden Cricketer's Almanack
Foreword: Simon Lister
Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd (2010)
ISBN-10: 184513530X
ISBN-13: 9781845135300
Condition: Very Good. General wear to cover corners and edges.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 343
Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 2.3 cm

Weight: 0.25 kg

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Since 2003 the Wisden Cricketer has run a monthly feature called 'Eyewitness'. Each article takes a seminal moment in the history of cricket and invites the key protagonists to reminisce about it, relive it and reflect. Now for the first time the very best of 'Eyewitness' has been collected in one volume. The result is a fascinating tour of cricket's most memorable moments, as told by the very people who were there and who made them happen.

Here is everything from David Steele's remarkable Test summer of 1975 to Brian Lara's awe-inspiring first season with Warwickshire; from the Packer Revolution to Michael Holding kicking down John Parker's stumps during West Indies' ill-tempered 1979 tour of New Zealand; from the day the incongruous clang of Dennis Lillee's aluminium bat first rang out across a cricket field to Essex bowling Surrey out for 14 and 'weak Victorian' Dean Jones being hospitalised after his 210 slog in the 40- heat of Madras. Above all, every story is told in the words of the cricketers, reporters and bystanders who witnessed them. Like Graham Gooch reliving his magnificent triple century against India. Or Lancashire all-rounder David Hughes describing darkness fall over Old Trafford as he plundered 24 off John Mortimore at the end of an astonishing 1971 Gillette Cup semi-final.



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