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Touched by Greatness By Andrew Murtagh

Touched by Greatness by Andrew Murtagh

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By virtue of his peerless batsmanship and a career stretching from the 1940s to the 1970s, Tom Graveney is now a national treasure - the favourite cricketer of so many fellow players, enthusiasts and aficionados. The character behind the affable facade is now unlocked, revealing Graveney as a true entertainer, at the fireside as at the crease.

Touched by Greatness Summary

Touched by Greatness: The Story of Tom Graveney, England's Much Loved Cricketer by Andrew Murtagh

Tom Graveney, by virtue of his peerless batsmanship, gracious manner and longevity in the game, is now a national treasure - the favourite cricketer of so many fellow players, enthusiasts and aficionados. He opened the batting for England with Len Hutton early in his career and ended it batting with Geoffrey Boycott, thus straddling two generations. After retirement, he shone as a BBC commentator and latterly served as president of his beloved Worcestershire and of the MCC. Oft misunderstood, the character behind the legendary raconteur's affable facade is now effortlessly unlocked in this first-hand account of his life by close friend and fellow former professional cricketer, Andrew Murtagh. The details of many incidents, anecdotes and controversies have never before been shared - sackings and banishments, redemption and a glorious international 'second coming' - revealing Graveney as a fount of cricketing insight and as a true entertainer, at the fireside as at the crease.

About Andrew Murtagh

Andrew Murtagh is the author of A Remarkable Man, which was short-listed for both the Cricket Society and MCC Cricket Book of the Year. Currently enjoying his third career, Andrew was previously a schoolmaster at Malvern College, and in the 1970s played cricket for Hampshire, contributing to county championship and John Player League wins.

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GOR010786518
9781785314001
1785314009
Touched by Greatness: The Story of Tom Graveney, England's Much Loved Cricketer by Andrew Murtagh
Used - Like New
Paperback
Pitch Publishing Ltd
2018-06-01
320
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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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