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Greatest Moments of Cricket

Greatest Moments of Cricket
by Ralph Dellor and Stephen Lamb

Published by:
Green Umbrella Publishing
Publishers: Jules Gammond and Vanessa Gardner
Website : www.gupublishing.co.uk

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Greatest Moments of Cricket is an outstanding publication - a thoughtful study, and a very good read. The book is a collection of articles celebrating the most iconic moments in cricketing history.

The book is sure to bring back some of the most emotional events to have taken place in recent cricketing history, but also remembers those events that stretch further back into the golden age of cricket. Whether it is the Ashes or other memorable matches against some of England's greatest rivals such as the West Indies, Sri Lanka or South Africa, this is a fantastic celebration of cricket.

The book commences with the chapters, namely, Birth of the Ashes, Bradman Fails, The Ashes regained in coronation year, May and Cowdrey unravel Ramadhin and Australia and West Indies in First Tied Test.

As regards the first ever Tied Test, the writers say before 1960 there had been only three meetings between the two countries, all won comfortably by Australia. What made the difference this time was that the West Indies were captained by Worrell. He had the diplomatic skills to weld the players from the diverse islands of the Caribbean into a unified team, and gave the individuals contained in it the freedom to express their immense natural talent. Further more, he was opposed by Richie Benaud, who unflinchingly accepted Worrell's challenge to play cricket in an exciting, adventurous manner hitherto largely unseen in the Test arena.

In a chapter, West Indies confirmed as one-day Kings, Ralph Dellor and Stephen Lamb say the day the West Indies won the first World Cup final in 1975, the doubting cricket establishment had to accept that the tournament had a permanent place in the game.

In a chapter, Gooch - From Zero (Twice) to Hero (Twice), the readers are informed: Graham Gooch often remarks upon how he remembers his scores from his Test debut because they are embedded in his surname. It is a reference to the pair he got at Edgbaston in 1975 against Australia. After just one more match he was dropped, but he came back to become England's leading run-scorer in Test cricket. Having begun his career so disappointingly, it must have meant all the more to him when he set a new record at Lord's against India in 1990, becoming the only batsman to record a triple hundred and a hundred in the same match.

This book is a worthy tribute to the many people who have made all this possible.