RAJESH KUMAR - Cricket Statisticians
100 Years of Cricket
100 Years of Cricket
A British Sporting Century Photos

Published by:
Ammonite Press (An imprint of GMC Publications)
Website : www.thegmcgroup.com

Pages : 300

Price : Sterling Pounds Fourteen and Pence Ninety Nine only

This splendid publication is a unique collection of excellent photographs - many unseen since they were first captured that illustrates the spirit of cricket in Britain, from the legendary figures of the early 1900s to the sporting celebrities of the present day. The narrative, too, is exciting and unusual.

The book has been divided into three sections - People, Places and Moments.

In the first chapter, namely The Great and Good, we are been informed that W.G.Grace was the first world figure. He was succeeded by Jack Hobbs, who still has more centuries to his credit than any other batsman. It took him until he was over 50 to make 199 hundreds and it will be a remarkable batsman who will overtake that record.

Don Bradman and Wally Hammond, perhaps Bradman's closest rival as a run-scoring machine, took advantage in the years between the wars, while bowlers toiled. England's two batsmen, Len Hutton and Denis Compton blossomed after the World War II

The West Indian great Garry Sobers, with his unbeaten 365 against Pakistan at Kingston in February/March 1958 had become a world force in the sixties.

By the middle of the 1980s, West Indies' fearsome foursome of speedsters had made them world leaders. Their batting was dominated by Clive Lloyd (captain), Vivian Richards, Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes.

Ted Corbett says, the Australians, coached by Bobby Simpson and led by Allan Border, became a feared and formidable side in the 1990s and when Simpson stepped down, John Buchanan took them forward with continued success.

Lord's Cricket Ground, according to the author, is one ground which stands out above all others.

This faultless production is an extravagant publication.
The photographs are marvellous. Action shots, close-ups and intimate impressions of situations which turn up in this publication are all of an exceptionally high standard.