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Stiff Upper Lips and Baggy Green Caps

by Simon Briggs

Sport

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This rip-roaring history of Ashes cricket is a must read for every cricket fan.  A real antidote to the serious Wisden, Stiff Upper Lips and Baggy Green Caps  will provide hours of entertainment not just while reading it but also using snippets from it to amaze and surprise your cricketing friends.  Fans of cricket will be so much better informed having read it.

Stiff Upper Lips and Baggy Green Caps Synopsis

In September 1882, The Sporting Times  published a mock obituary for English cricket, and a great sporting rivalry was born. Relations between England and Australia have never been the same since. Every other year, the two teams gather for the traditional frenzy of backbiting, finger-pointing and dubious facial hair. For a list of every Ashes century and five-wicket haul, try Wisden, but if you want to know which Australian captain punched his chairman of selectors on the nose, which England batsman was a martyr to syphilis and which great fast bowler reckoned the Queen had 'nice legs for an old Sheila', then Stiff Upper Lips and Baggy Green Caps  is the book for you.

Stiff Upper Lips and Baggy Green Caps  is a rip-roaring history of 124 years of Ashes cricket between England and Australia. It exposes the seamy side of Ashes cricket - the inside story behind controversies from the "Bodyline" series of 1932-33 to the Lillee and Thomson blitzkrieg of 1974-75. It profiles great players from W.G. Grace to K.P. Pietersen, and captures choice examples of the dark art of 'sledging'.
 
Embellished with some 75 black-and-white photographs, and incorporating more than 100 of the wittiest and most wounding Ashes quotations, Stiff Upper Lips and Baggy Green Caps  is the perfect gift for cricket fans, whether English or Australian.

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ISBN: 9781780879956
Publication date: 06/06/2013
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781780879956
Publication date: 06/06/2013
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781780879956
Publication date: 6th June 2013
Author: Simon Briggs
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Genres: Sport,
Categories: Cricket,

About Simon Briggs

Simon Briggs is cricket correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, which kindly allows him to make his living out of his hobbies – cricket and rock music. He grew up in Oxford, in a house full of academics, then studied history at Cambridge, but no-one has ever discovered which period.

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