After spending a lifetime reporting on the game for the Daily Sketch and Daily Mail he knows a host of leading players whom he persuaded to play for his wandering side Woodpeckers and various press sides.
Author: Brian Scovell
Category: Sports & Recreation
After spending a lifetime reporting on the game for the Daily Sketch and Daily Mail he knows a host of leading players whom he persuaded to play for his wandering side Woodpeckers and various press sides. And his hilarious accounts of these matches in lowly cricket - mainly on village greens - provide a richly entertaining and unique addition to cricketing literature. Among those mentioned are Sir Gary Sobers, Learie Constantine, Ian Bishop, Colin Croft, Don Bradman, Geoff Lawson, Mark Slater, Geoff Boycott, Trevor Bailey, Ken Barrington, Denis and Nick Compton, Ian Ward, Peter Roebuck, Ashley Giles, B.S. Chandrasekhar, Anil Kumble, Sarfraz Nawaz, Aftab Gul who was convicted of having Sam missiles, and many more. He has played on more than 500 grounds, including Lord's and the Oval and 26 other Test grounds around the world. He has also been on forty tours abroad and his experiences in India, Sri Lanka, Australia, NZ, South Africa, West Indies, Namibia, Italy and other cricketing countries make mirthful reading
Among those affected by the heightened military threat were two of the Parsi cricketers who had agreed to tour Britain that ... noted in their message, 'and that
is, that we are detained to serve our beloved Empress Sovereign in this
Author: Prashant Kidambi
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
'Cricket is an Indian game accidentally invented by the English,' it has famously been said. Today, the Indian cricket team is a powerful national symbol, a unifying force in a country riven by conflicts. But India was represented by a cricket team long before it became an independent nation. Drawing on an unparalleled range of original archival sources, Cricket Country is the story of the first 'All India' cricket tour of Great Britain and Ireland. It is also the extraordinary tale of how the idea of India took shape on the cricket field in the high noon of empire. Conceived by an unlikely coalition of colonial and local elites, it took twelve years and three failed attempts before an 'Indian' cricket team made its debut on the playing fields of imperial Britain. This historic tour, which took place against the backdrop of revolutionary politics in the Edwardian era, featured an improbable cast of characters. The teamâs young captain was the newly enthroned ruler of a powerful Sikh state. The other cricketers were chosen on the basis of their religious identity. Remarkably, for the day, two of the players were Dalits. Over the course of the blazing Coronation summer of 1911, these Indians participated in a collective enterprise that epitomizes the way in which sport -- and above all cricket -- helped fashion the imagined communities of both empire and nation.
Of late our much - beloved old game of cricket has grown wonderfully in the
public estimation in all lands where the English language is spoken . When I was
a boy , some seventy years ago , its greatest matches were rarely noticed in the ...
They play in the streets , on the green , in the pastures , and it is the aspiration of
every able - bodied boy to become a clever cricketer , whatever else he fails at .
Aside from their beloved cricket , you find the boys playing tipcat , egg - in - hole ...
He spent a short time in the both Rifles , but never did much as a cricketer after
he left school . ... who used to play for the Cricket Company under the name of
Pargy , is by birth a Prussian , a keen cricketer , and much beloved by his friends :
FOREWORD BY THE HONOURABLE JOHN MUTORWA ( Minister of Basic
Education , Sport and Culture ) As patron of the Namibia Cricket ... May this only
be the beginning of a long and successful cricket history in our beloved country .
Lazily gazing from our beloved Huntcliff on the seascape before us , where the
white horses ride on an ocean of purple and ... Saturday , the 14th ult . , where a
courteous and popular host is dispensing hospitality under the guise of cricket to
acter at once have a riends his team has some of of lightnin the great they wich At the knocks , es this wrists , arms ... Some of these characteristics are possessed
by all the manly games in which Englishmen delight , but by none of them in such
combination and fullness as cricket . ... As we sailed into the ' glorious bay and
caught sight of the grand mountain , little did we think ever to see our beloved ...
Farewell ye thymy pastures of our beloved Hampshire , and farewell ye spirits of the brave , who still hover over the fields of ... That the scientific display of Cricket
we now see , was not made till about the time of these Great Men is clear for this
And so their children will carry into distant countries the stainless life and high
honour of that noble pair , the Queen of the Isles of the West and her beloved and
regretted fairy Prince , who both lived in the golden days of once upon a time . ' ” .
she brought into the world were taught at an early age , to be kind and
compassionate towards those who were neither so rich nor so beloved as
themselves . But what became of Sylvinet in the midst of all the happiness of his
The Cricket XI . has not been very successLord Roberts , with his now veteran
army , culminating in the brilliant relief of ... and followed by the eighty - first we
may look for a substantial improvement birthday of our beloved Queen , all these
A good cricketer , like a good Harris ; but then fewer notches were orator , must
be an honest man ; but got from Harris's ... Farewell Beldham . ye thymy pastures
of our beloved It is said that it is utterly impossible Hampshire , and farewell ye ...
he is the right bill for a cricketer ; twenty - two ; anil Tarr was in the strong and
active , a fost ruler 1 ! ... ordeal of that sensual indulgenco now the daughter of our beloved vulgarly called dining , in support Queen has made her home there ?
If this dying man is truly penitent , we two together humbly pray Thee to have
mercy on him ! ” The Major says “ Amen ! ” and then after a little stop I whispers
him , “ Dear old friend fetch our beloved boy . ” And the Major , so clever as to
have got ...
My sister Ida was five . prosperous land of Troy . I now live far from Troy , because
on that terrible night we were driven from our home , never to return . The story I
tell you is one I cannot forget . It is the story of the destruction of our beloved city ...
Cricket Sings nodded when she saw the pot of water steaming at the edge of the
coals . She reached into her bag and ... We have this morning celebrated the
return of Sun and now we are with our beloved family . We celebrate the taste of ...
Author: Kathleen King
Explores the conflict between loyalty to the tradition of the People and the love of family. The resolution, set against the chaotic mourning for the Sun King, is compelling, believably constructed out of what little factual information is known about the prehistoric dwellers of Cahokia.
Khayelitsha - ' our new home ' - was the Government ' s name for one of the '
controlled squatting areas . ... In Port Elizabeth , Ronnie Pillay and Khaya Majola
, top black cricketers with the non - racial South African Cricket Board , told me ...
Author: Peter Hain
Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
Hain's childhood was spent in South Africa under apartheid where his parents were harassed, jailed, banned and finally forced into exile. In Britain, Hain became one of the leaders of the international struggle to defeat apartheid.
87 Cricket was also disrupted during the First World War , which broke out a few
months after Indians had engaged in a ... first to see more of our beloved
Motherland and learn more of Englishmen , who are a very interesting race of
Author: Abebe Zegeye
Publisher: Unisa Press
European and African works have found it difficult to move past the image of Africa as a place of exotica and relentless brutality. This book explores the status and critical relationship between politics, culture, literary creativity, criticism, education and publishing in the context of promoting Africa' s indigenous knowledge, and seeks to recover some of the sites where Africans continue to elaborate conflicting politics of self-affirmations. Itboth acknowledges and steps outside the protocols of analysis informed by ...
Right to left : Nehru , Nawab of Pataudi and Maharaja of Baroda at last India vs
England Cricket test in Ferozeshah Kotla ... India's international shooter ,
Maharaja Karni Singh of Bilkaner said : “ With the passing away of our beloved