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Not in my Day, Sir By Martin Smith

Not in my Day, Sir by Martin Smith

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Summary

This first collection of the finest letters written to the paper over the years ranges from Bodyline to helmets, swing bowling to sunglasses.

Not in my Day, Sir Summary

Not in my Day, Sir: Cricket Letters to The Daily Telegraph by Martin Smith

The Telegraph has always been sports fans' paper of choice, and its wonderful Letters page a forum for trenchant debate and robust wit. This first collection of the finest letters written to the paper over the years ranges from Bodyline to helmets, swing bowling to sunglasses.

SIR-I don' t see why batsmen today accept being confronted by bowlers wearing gold necklaces and particularly sunglasses. When I played cricket no jewellery was worn. As batsmen, we liked to see the colour of the bowlers' eyes. Would an umpire uphold my complaint today if I refused to face a bowler so adorned?
D.J.W., Evesham

SIR - As one who has seen leadership under pressure at all levels, I would like to add my congratulations to Andrew Strauss. When he took over, English cricket was in crisis; he gave it inspiration and intelligent tactical direction... He had some luck running for him at the Oval but as Napoleon observed: " Give me a lucky general."
Field Marshal L.B., London SW1

Not in my Day, Sir Reviews

'Wonderful book that celebrates the timeless tradition of writing cricket letters' - Steve James Daily Telegraph 'This collection, nicely produced, is never less than entertaining.' 8/10 ACS Journal 'Very entertaining... Martin Smith has managed to choose a fascinating and eclectic selection of correspondence' Cricketweb.net 'Acerbic, witty, opinionated and hilarious' Cricketworld.com

About Martin Smith

Martin Smith was assistant sports editor of the Telegraph for many years. He has edited previous Telegraph anthologies for Aurum on the Tour de France, Formula One, Wimbledon, horse racing and cricket letters. He lives in Bedfordshire.

Additional information

GOR010810182
9781845136260
1845136268
Not in my Day, Sir: Cricket Letters to The Daily Telegraph by Martin Smith
Used - Like New
Hardback
Aurum Press
2011-05-25
256
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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