Hedley Verity

Hedley Verity
Portrait of a Cricketer

by Alan Hill

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-01-06
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1780574207
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The name of Hedley Verity, the master bowler of unyielding menace, is one to be cherished more than 50 years after his death. Allan Hill tells the story of a magnificent sporting obsession in this reissue of the first full-length biography of a revered cricketer. Verity headed the English first-class bowling averages in his first season with Yorkshire and twice took ten wickets in an innings in consecutive seasons. Overall, his mesmeric left-hand spin yielded 1,956 wickets, including 144 for England, in less than ten years. The book, winner of the Cricket Society's Jubilee Literary award in 1986, contains a foreword by Sir Donald Bradman (whom Verity twice dismissed at Lord's in June 1934 to mastermind England's only victory over Australia at cricket's 'headquarters' in a century). It also includes a revealing memoir of Verity's boyhood and an Australian tour journal (1932-33) kept by the Yorkshireman for his relatives and friends. The story ends with a graphic account of Verity's ultimate heroism during the Second World War and is followed by a full statistical analysis of his career.

Hedley Verity

Hedley Verity
A Portrait of a Cricketer

by Alan Hill

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1986
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9784344335608
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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British Sport - a Bibliography to 2000

British Sport - a Bibliography to 2000
Volume 3: Biographical Studies of Britsh Sportsmen, Women and Animals

by Richard Cox

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-12-16
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1135287708
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Volume three of a bibliography documenting all that has been written in the English language on the history of sport and physical education in Britain. It lists all secondary source material including reference works, in a classified order to meet the needs of the sports historian.

Tom Graveney

Tom Graveney
A Book

by Barry Rickson,Gerald Hudd

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 70
  • ISBN : 9781902171197
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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We'll Get 'Em in Sequins

We'll Get 'Em in Sequins
Manliness, Yorkshire Cricket and the Century that Changed Everything

by Max Davidson

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2012-03-01
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1408171139
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A truly unique and fascinating look at the changing nature of masculinity and manliness, told through the lens of a series of Yorkshire County Cricket Club player portraits through the ages. George Hirst was a man of his time. His apocryphal quotation "We'll get 'em in singles"epitomises his no-fuss approach to all matters, and his distate for excess or ostentation. His stiff upper lip was a requisite part of his Edwardian manliness. Fast forward a century or so to Darren Gough's besequinned victory on Strictly Come Dancing or to Michael Vaughan's final teary press conference, and the different versions of what it means to be masculine are worlds apart. It is one of the oldest cliches in sports writing to say that sport mirrors life. And yet, in this instance, the world of Yorkshire cricket has so faithfully mirrored the outside world that the cliche is unavoidable. Yorkshire, sobrest of counties, has given us some remarkable characters over the years - Len Hutton, Geoffrey Boycott, and Fred Trueman to name just a few. Through portraits of these and other Yorkshire players, and the values that they shared with their contemporaries, this wonderfully original book maps the contours of a sexual revolution whose tremors are still being felt today.

Hedley Verity, Etc. [With Portraits.].

Hedley Verity, Etc. [With Portraits.].
A Book

by Sam DAVIS (Writer on Cricket.),Hedley VERITY

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1952
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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10 for 10

10 for 10
Hedley Verity and the Story of Cricket’s Greatest Bowling Feat

by Chris Waters

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2014-06-05
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1472908910
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hedley Verity was one of Yorkshire and England's greatest cricketers. In a career that ran from 1930 to 1939, the left-arm spin bowler took 1,956 wickets at an average of 14.90. Verity was chiefly responsible for England's only Ashes victory at Lord's in the 20th century, when his 15 wickets helped to win the 1934 Test - 14 of them captured in a single day. And he dismissed the legendary Australian batsman Don Bradman more times than anyone in Test cricket, claiming his wicket on eight occasions - and a record-equalling 10 times in first class cricket. But the high-water mark of Verity's career came during a long-forgotten County Championship match in 1932. On the Headingley ground near his birthplace, Verity returned staggering figures of 10 for 10 against Nottinghamshire - a world record that still stands. Now, for the first time, the story of this amazing game has been told as Chris Waters narrates it in relation to Verity's career - a career that ended with the outbreak of a war in which Verity was tragically killed at the age of 38. Warm and wistful, charming and colourful, 10 for 10: Hedley Verity and the story of cricket's greatest bowling feathonours the history of our summer sport.

Wisden on Yorkshire

Wisden on Yorkshire
An Anthology

by Duncan Hamilton

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2011-11-01
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 140817040X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Yorkshire County Cricket Club is by far the most successful county cricket club in history. Since the County Championship was constituted in 1890, Yorkshire has, in addition to one shared Championship, won it outright on 30 occasions and Yorkshire cricket supporters take great pride in the county's cricketing history. As well as the club's successes, there have been 42 Yorkshire players chosen as Wisden Cricketers of the Year. Many have been world-class cricketers such as Wilfred Rhodes, Len Hutton, Fred Trueman and Geoffrey Boycott, with distinguished England careers. Many thousands of Wisden pages have been filled with Yorkshire cricket, Yorkshire cricketers and Tests in Yorkshire. Wisden on Yorkshire is a fascinating journey mixing great matches, personalities, feats, controversies and unusual occurrences. Presenting the best Yorkshire info from the Almanack archives, Wisden on Yorkshire includes: Focus on the iconic Yorkshire players, such as Truman and Boycott Cricketers of the Year and Obituaries The County's history, highlighting significant years and extracts from reviews of those years Fascinating stories of both the highs and lows in the club's history colour plate section containing superb classic images Detailed records, match reports and scorecards

The Coming Storm

The Coming Storm
Test and First-Class Cricketers Killed in World War Two

by Nigel McCrery

  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Release : 2017-07-30
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 1526706970
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The outbreak of the Second World War came towards the closing stages of the 1939 cricket season. Hitler permitted us almost to complete an exceptionally interesting season, Sir Home Gordon, wrote in the Cricketer magazine, When shall we see the stumps pitched again?As the West Indies touring team canceled their last five matches and sailed home before the U-boat threat developed, the treasures at Lords, including the Ashes, were sent to a secret location for safekeeping. The Marylebone Cricket Club cancelled its tour to India - England played under the MCC banner then.During the ensuing conflict twelve test cricketers (five English, two South Africans, one Australian and one New Zealander) perished together with 130 first class players. In this superbly researched sequel to Final Wicket, covering cricketing fatalities during The Great War, this book reveals each mans career details, including cricketing statistics, and the circumstances of death. There is also a brief history of the game during the War. Arguably the period between the two world wars was the golden age of cricket, and this book honors those who made it so only to die serving their countries in a different way.

All Ten: The Ultimate Bowling Feat

All Ten: The Ultimate Bowling Feat
A Book

by Chris Overson

  • Publisher : Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians
  • Release : 2017-11-01
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN : 1908165898
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For a bowler, taking all ten wickets in an innings is the ultimate statistical feat. It is also a very rare one: in nearly 60,000 first-class matches it has been achieved only 81 times. Surprisingly, although books have been written about Hedley Verity’s world record ten for 10 in 1932 and Jim Laker’s all-ten in the 1956 Old Trafford Test, nobody has ever written a book describing every all-ten. Until now. All Ten chronicles each all-ten, from Edmund Hinkly’s at Lord’s in 1848 to Zulfiqar Babar’s at Multan over a century and a half later. All-tens have been taken at many different venues, from famous Test match grounds to outgrounds on which first-class cricket is no longer played. Some were taken by great bowlers such as Colin Blythe and Clarrie Grimmett, some by less well-known ones including Harry Pickett of Essex and Tom Graveney’s brother Ken. Some bowlers were at the beginning of their careers, some were nearing the end. You will read about them all here and their very special feat, and maybe wonder why the bowlers at the other end didn’t strike even once, why many of the greatest bowlers of all-time never took an all-ten, and why all-tens have become much rarer in the last half century.

Bradman's Band

Bradman's Band
A Book

by Ashley Alexander Mallett

  • Publisher : Univ. of Queensland Press
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN : 9780702231414
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Half-Time

Half-Time
The Glorious Summer of 1934

by Robert Winder

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2015-05-21
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1472908937
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Set against the backdrop of depression-era politics, 1934 was an annus mirabilis for English sport. Within just a few days of each other, Hedley Verity, Henry Cotton and Fred Perry all triumphed in their field. To a sporting audience still groaning through the quagmire left by the Great Depression, greedy for inspiring distractions, these heroic events made for a heady spectacle. England's Ashes Test victory at Lord's (later known as Verity's match) saw Australia seeking revenge after the Bodyline series of 1932-33, but Verity bowled England to a famous innings victory, taking 15 wickets - 14 in one day! That same day, Cotton set out on the first qualifying round of the British Open. He went on to set a new Open record with a game so sparkling the Daily Express called it "the best round of golf ever played". And within a fortnight, Perry had beaten Australia's Jack Crawford in the Wimbledon final. England had an extraordinary national hatrick. Together, these three contests and these three singular life stories weave a vivid portrait of an England that has faded from view. Half-Time celebrates a time of intense and rapid social and cultural change, a time that was both the last hurrah of the ancien regime and the stirring of something new. And moving through it, famous actors on a grand stage, are three very English heroes.

10 For 10

10 For 10
Hedley Verity and the Story of Cricket's Greatest Bowling Feat

by Chris Waters

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2014-06-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1472908902
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The remarkable tale of one of cricket's most astonishing achievements

Hedley Verity

Hedley Verity
Prince with a Piece of Leather

by Sam Davis

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1952
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From Yorkshire To Archangel: A Young Man's Journey To PQ.17

From Yorkshire To Archangel: A Young Man's Journey To PQ.17
A Book

by David Wherrett

  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • Release : 2017-05-28
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1788031288
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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David's father was a young man of seventeen when he joined the Merchant Navy in the early spring of 1939. He may well have been imagining a new life of excitement, and long voyages overseas to faraway places.

Twirlymen

Twirlymen
The Unlikely History of Cricket's Greatest Spin Bowlers

by Amol Rajan

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2011-11-30
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1446483711
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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They are the masters of deception, the jokers in the pack; illusionists conjuring wickets out of thin air with nothing more than an ambled approach and a wonky grip. Not for them the brutish physicality of the pace bowler nor the reactive slogging of the batsman. Theirs is a more cerebral art. They stand alone in a team sport. They are Twirlymen. Having himself failed through a combination of injury and indolence to become a leg-spinner of renown, Amol Rajan pays homage to that most eccentric of all sporting heroes - the spin bowler. On a journey through cricket history Rajan introduces us to the greatest purveyors of that craft, from W. G. Grace to Graeme Swann via Clarrie Grimmet's flipper, Muttiah Muralitharan's helicopter wrist, Shane Warne's ball-of-the-century and all the rest.

Bodyline Hypocrisy

Bodyline Hypocrisy
A Book

by Michael Arnold

  • Publisher : eBook Partnership
  • Release : 2013-04-19
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 190917890X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This fresh analysis of the England&–Australia "e;Bodyline Controversy"e; of 1932-33 uncovers hypocrisy on both sides of the furore, drawing on exclusive interviews with English "e;villain of the piece"e; (and Australian emigre) Harold Larwood. At the time, Australia was a young, isolated country where sport was a religion, winning essential, and the media prone to distortion. In England, the MCC was pressurised by a British government fearing trade repercussions, leaving Harold Larwood and Douglas Jardine to be hung out to dry on a clothes-line of political expediency. The Bodyline Hypocrisy analyzes the influence of Australian culture on events, and on exaggerations and distortions previously accepted as fact. It reveals that the MCC granted Honorary Membership to Larwood in 1949, influenced by its Australian president. And now even Ian Chappell has stated that Jardine's leg-theory tactic was simply playing Test cricket with whatever weapons were available. Times change and the truth emerges.

Cricketing Lives

Cricketing Lives
A Characterful History from Pitch to Page

by Richard H. Thomas

  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release : 2021-06-10
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1789143721
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cricket is defined by the characters who have played it, watched it, reported it, ruled upon it, ruined it, and rejoiced in it. Humorous and deeply affectionate, Cricketing Lives tells the story of the world’s greatest and most incomprehensible game through those who have shaped it, from the rustic contests of eighteenth-century England to the spectacle of the Indian Premier League. It’s about W. G. Grace and his eye for a pound; Charles Burgess Fry and his flirtation with Albania; the invincible Viv Richards; and Sarah Taylor, “the best wicketkeeper in the world . . . male or female.” Paying homage, too, to the game’s great writers, Richard Thomas steers a course through the despair of war, tactical controversies, and internecine politics to reveal how cricket has always stormed back to warm our hearts like nothing else can.

Hedley Verity, Prince with a Piece of Leather, Etc. [With Portraits.].

Hedley Verity, Prince with a Piece of Leather, Etc. [With Portraits.].
A Book

by Sam Davis

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1952
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Wisden Cricketers of the Year

Wisden Cricketers of the Year
A Celebration of Cricket's Greatest Players

by Simon Wilde

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2013-10-22
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 1408140845
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A beautifully-produced and fully-illustrated, large format celebration of the greatest players in the history of cricket.