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My Favourite Cricketer by John Stern
  

My Favourite Cricketer

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My Favourite Cricketer by John Stern

My Favourite Cricketer features a selection of the finest writing taken from The Wisden Cricketer magazine. Top-quality sports writers and celebrated cricket fans fondly recall their most admired player past or present, and explain their choice of cricketing hero. The player selection ranges from the obvious choices - such as Trueman, Atherton, Gough, Tendulkar and Sobers - to the more intriguing or humble. Contributors including Gideon Haigh, Duncan Hamilton, Sid Waddell, Stephen Tompkinson and CMJ all present the case for their favourite cricketer and explain just what it is that makes them so special. Each piece is accompanied by stunning full-colour photography of the player in action. My Favourite Cricketer shows the breadth of cricket's enduring appeal and presents a record of the most cherished and larger-than-life characters.

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This is writing for kindred spirits... Superb photographs... 46 very different, personal, heartfelt essays... Wisden produce few books, but when they do, they make it count... Lovely book... If you are looking for a reasonably priced birthday present for a cricket nut then your search is over. Buzzin Cricket May 2010 '...an elegantly produced book.
Wisden Cricketer, July 2010

'It is a gem of a book, one I have read and re-read since it landed in my pigeon-hole at work. Good writers on great cricketers. They may not be as succinct as the statisticians, but they are a hell of a lot more revealing.'
The Spin, Guardian

About the Author

John Stern is a cricket writer and a former editor of The Cricketer. He is editor-at-large of All Out Cricket magazine and also writes for The Sunday Times. This is his fourth book on cricket. He tries to put theory into practice, with limited success, for Wimbledon Corinthians CC in London.

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Book Info

Publication date

11th May 2010

Author

John Stern

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Publisher

John Wisden & Co Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Format

Hardback
192 pages

Categories

Cricket

ISBN

9781408123409

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