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The Wisden Book of Test Cricket 2009-2014
The Wisden Book of Test Cricket 2009-2014 - by Steven Lynch

First published in UK in May 2015 by John Wisden & Company
An imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.
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Pages 298
Price Sterling Pounds Twenty Five only
ISBN: 978-1-4729-1333-3

The Wisden Book of Test Cricket - 2009-2014 has been painstakingly researched and lovingly compiled by Steven Lynch. An outstanding publication, the only one of its kind, includes a full coverage of every Test match played from late 2009 to the end of the 2014 season in England.

This new volume released on May 21, 2015, edited by my friend, Steven Lynch, brings collectors' libraries up to date, providing invaluable information apart from ensuring they have a complete first-rate and accurate record of Test Cricket for the aforesaid period - essential for any truly self-respecting cricket lover.

John Wisden & Co. Ltd. - an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc - and Steven Lynch have done an excellent job in bringing out the Wisden Book of Test Cricket 2009-2014. An indispensable companion, the book having a veritable mine of information, is a must for every cricket lover.

Since the release of the previous edition in 2009, over 200 Test matches have been played, taking the total number of Tests to over 2100, filling the gap.

The latest volume of this statisticians’ delight, includes full coverage of all Test matches played to the end of the 2014 season, which ended with West Indies winning both the Tests against Bangladesh in the West Indies.

Steven Lynch has remarked: "The scorecards are taken directly from Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, so are laid out slightly differently to the earliest volumes. The match reports are often edited versions of Wisden's own accounts and include the Almanack's traditional mix of informative comment, facts and figures - and occasionally, fun.

"Each match has a reference number to show its overall position, and its place in that particular series. This volume, for example, includes the 2,000th Test match ever played - England vs India at Lord's (appropriately enough) in 2011. Its full reference number is "Test No.2000/100 (E 912, I452)". This indicates that it was the 2000th Test match overall, and the 100th Test between England and India; and furthermore, it was England's 912th Test and India's 452nd. The overall numbers are arranged choronologically by series - so all the Tests of a particular series appear together and in numerical sequence, even if a match started in another country before the end of the series in question."

The match details include the identity of the debutants and substitute catchers, changes of batting and bowling orders in the second innings, Man of the Match award winners, Umpires, including the Third Umpires and Referees and their cumulative number of appearances apart from close of play scores. Also included is a complete listing of individual Test career records complete to October 21, 2014, plus a full players' index, covering all the matches in this volume.

The Wisden Book of Test Cricket - 2009-2014 is a book for those who have a passion for the game. A massive source of reference, worth its weight in gold, the book is well organised and presented with all the professional attention to the fascinating minutiae that we have come to expect from John Wisden & Co. and Steven Lynch.