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Village Cricket By Tim Heald

Village Cricket by Tim Heald

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Summary

VILLAGE CRICKET is an examination of Englishness, and a portrait of the nature of our best-loved sport - quirky, elusive, funny, friendly, and socially fulfilling.

Village Cricket Summary

Village Cricket by Tim Heald

Cricket books should meet one or more of these necessary requirements, being either literate and amusing to read, or meticulously researched, or original in concept. Tim Heald's THE CHARACTER OF CRICKET triumphantly meets all three,' said Benny Green in 1986. Nearly twenty years later, at an annual cricket dinner, Tim Heald found himself wondering about the essential characteristics of an institution that has been a defining feature of English life for the best part of two hundred years: village cricket. What exactly was it? How had it got there? Do our prejudices match the reality. To investigate the past and present of village cricket, he set off on a tour that took him from Cornwall to Lancashire, from the cradle of cricket in Kent and Sussex to Lord's itself. Tim tells the story of a match in each village he visits as a backdrop to a mix of history and anecdote about 'the grass roots'. He even returns from retirement to venture on to the field of play. The eleven that he captains against a team from his local club includes the formidable talent of two of his sons, a very modern major-general and the Bishop of Truro. Yet somehow he still ends up with dramatic bruising to his calves, chest and ego.

Village Cricket Reviews

[VILLAGE CRICKET] is charming. Heald is one of the best contemporary writers on the game * DAILY MAIL *
Heald is a fluent, entertaining, often graceful writer... there's no doubting his deep affection for and knowledge of the game. * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH *
Enjoyable. * LITERARY REVIEW *

About Tim Heald

Tim Heald is the author of the official book on The Royal Warrant Holders and a biography of Prince Philip, as well as the classic THE CHARACTER OF CRICKET and two authorised biographies of cricket legends Brian Johnston and Denis Compton.

Additional information

GOR001470991
Village Cricket by Tim Heald
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2006-04-06
256
0751538507
9780751538502
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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