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Jonathan “Aggers” Agnew, England’s voice of cricket, showcases some of the very best writings on the noble game, from the 1930s to the present day.

In this wide-ranging and beautifully-produced anthology, Test Match Special’s Jonathan ‘Aggers’ Agnew, chooses a wide variety of writings on the sport that has consumed his life, from the 1932/33 Ashes (Bodyline) series right up to the present day. In a series of carefully considered, thematically organised reflections, he examines the importance of their contribution to our understanding and appreciation of cricket. With input from several eminent cricketing historians, including the librarian at Lord’s, the book contains a fascinating range of material, from renowned classics to books that have hardly seen the light of day in the United Kingdom (e.g. The Hanse Cronje Story by Garth King); from overseas fiction to modern day autobiographies (Marcus Trescothick, Simon Hughes, Mike Brearley etc.) that have attained classic status. With 75 seminal cricket images, original line drawings and a comprehensive index, this book is a must-have for any self-respecting cricket fan.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 13785 KB
  • Print Length: 537 pages
  • Publisher: Blue Door (4 July 2013)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A628YH8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

A veritable treasure trove!

12 people found this helpful.
 on 14 July 2013
By Mrs Pamela Nash
Jonathan Agnew has chosen a selection of writings on cricket, old and new, that all watchers and students of cricket will appreciate – a wonderful compendium compiled with great care, and obvious affection, by one of the current day’s most authoritative commentators.

Eyeopener

4 people found this helpful.
 on 25 October 2013
By Ian
Aggers has worked hard to trawl for an unusual but well researched look at some of the most controversial and popular cricket flare ups. Well worth keeping on the coffee table.

Very Good Purchase

2 people found this helpful.
 on 18 May 2014
By Mike Mancott
Well researched, well written,a wealth of interesting information for the cricket-mad follower and the browser alike. A pick-up put-down pick-up book.

Good value, well packaged

One person found this helpful.
 on 4 February 2014
By keith booker
Bought for my father who is a big cricket fan. I am sure he will enjoy reading it through the next few months before the start of the new season

For Cricket Afficionados only!!

One person found this helpful.
 on 13 October 2013
By Mrs Patricia Jenkins
Very informative and well written. A bit hard going at times. A good read nonethless. A ‘bedtime’ book I think.

I have thoroughly enjoyed it. My only complaint is directed at the …

 on 30 December 2014
By Amazon Customer
My review is of the “Audible” download. It is a well-selected anthology. I have thoroughly enjoyed it. My only complaint is directed at the narrator. He clearly has little or no knowledge of cricket. This is clearly evidenced by some appalling errors in pronunciation of the names of extremely well-known cricketers.

A must read for any cricket fan

 on 25 March 2015
By Mr KG Knight
An eclectic mix of cricket writing, covering all aspects of the game. The authors introduces each article to set the scene, so even if you have read some of the passages in previous books there is enough fresh material to keep you interested. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole book.

A must read for cricket lovers

 on 26 April 2016
By Back Out
Having already read several chapters of this book, lent to me by a friend, I wanted to have it in my collection of cricket books. A must read for any follower of this great game.

Good job, Aggers

 on 3 September 2013
By JJ
Utterly fascinating collection of great cricket writing, offering intriguing insights into events and players of the game I knew about far less than I should.

Enjoyed by cricket lover

 on 5 December 2013
By Southwest
Bought for cricket-loving son as a little extra gift for his birthday and it was very well received.

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