Overview:Cricket's Greatest Rivalry: A History of the Ashes in 10 Matches - 'Hughestakes us on a breathless tour through cricket history, the greatplayers, personalities, matches and events. He never slackens pace ordwells on the dry details of the scoreboard.' - The TimesFrom the William Hill Award-Winning author of A Lot of Hard Yakka comes Cricket's Greatest Rivalry: A History of the Ashes in 10 Matches, a fast-paced, distinctive history of the iconic, 135-year-old cricketingrivalry between England and Australia. The new paperback edition is completely revised and updated to include the tumultuous two series of 2013-2014, which saw more more twists and turns in this enthralling contest. No other sport has a fixture like the Ashes. From the early 1880s therivalry between these two great sporting nations has captured the publicimagination and made sporting legends of its stars. Commentator,analyst and award-winning cricket historian Simon Hughes tells the storyof the ten seminal series that have become the stuff of sportingfolklore. Cricket's Greatest Rivalry places you right at theheart of the action of each pivotal match, explaining the social contextof the time, the atmosphere of the crowd and the background andtemperaments of the players that battled in both baggy green and bluecaps.Simon starts his story at the very birth of the Ashes and tells the taleof the band of Australians that took on the best gentleman and playersin the Empire's HQ and beat them on their home turf. That momentousoccasion set the tone for some epic contests including:The thrilling 1902 Test at Old Trafford, which was one by a mere three runs. The incredible innings of Hobbs and Sutcliffe in front of a tense and packed Oval in 1926. The legendary 'bodyline' series of Jardine, Larwood, Bradman et al in 1933. The incredible run chase in 1948 that also saw Bradman's last test. England's reprise in the fifth test of 1953 when Lock, Trueman, Bailey and Hutton steered the hosts to a whirlwind victory. The fearsome pace attack from the likes of Lillie and Thompson thattransformed the contest in the first Test of 1974 and shaped the Ashesas a tournament for decades to come. Botham's Ashes in 1981 that restored pride in a sports-mad nation. The match up at old Trafford where the magic of one Shane Warne sent shockwaves through the game. And finally the breaking of the Aussie stranglehold in 2005, when Flintoff, Pietersen and Vaughan did the seemingly impossible and re-established the greatest of rivalries.The book also includes complete statistics and records of all the Ashes fixtures and results and much, much more!
This book is on page /0fb06c92acf561788291222b8bb2eff7/book/1603725648-9781844038022. It was written by the following authors: Simon Hughes. Book Cricket's Greatest Rivalry: A History of the Ashes in 10 Matches, which can be read online, published by the company: Octopus Publishing Group. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Sports Books. The book was published on 2014-06-02 00:00:00. It has 320 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 306 g. File for download Cricket's Greatest Rivalry: A History of the Ashes in 10 Matches has PDF format and is called crickets-greatest-rivalry-a-history-of-the-ashes-in-10-matches.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our poumm.fr site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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