Overview:On Cricket - Mike Brearley was arguably one of England's finest cricket captains; not just for his outstanding record leading his country but also for the way he orchestrated, during the 1981 Ashes series, one of the most extraordinary reversals in sporting history. In this collection of sparkling essays, Brearley reflects on the game he has come to know so well. He ranges from the personal - the influence of his Yorkshire father and the idols of his youth - to controversial aspects of the professional game, including cheating, corruption, and innovation, the latter often being on a borderline between genius and rebellion. Brearley also evaluates his heroes (amongst them Viv Richards, Bishan Bedi and Dennis Lillee), the game changers, the outstanding wicketkeepers, the 'Indian-ness' of four generations of Indian batsmen and the important commentators (including Harold Pinter, John Arlott and Ian Chappell). The Ashes, the most sustained love-hate relationship in the history of sport and key to Brearley's test-playing career, are raked over. Central to the book is an important section on race and cricket, and the legacy of C. L. R. James. Insightful and humorous, On Cricket is an intelligent exposition of the game's idiosyncratic culture and its enduring appeal.
This book is on page /dab2ca502f3ba773ca68bf5353ad5292/book/1603725640-9781472129468. It was written by the following authors: Mike Brearley. Book On Cricket, which can be read online, published by the company: Little, Brown Book Group. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Sports Books, Biography, True Stories. The book was published on 2019-06-06 00:00:00. It has 432 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 340 g. File for download On Cricket has PDF format and is called on-cricket.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our rapidsport.eu site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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