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Ground Rules: A Celebration of Test Cricket Barney Spender

Ground Rules: A Celebration of Test Cricket

Barney Spender

Published April 1st 2004
ISBN : 9780953703265
Hardcover
464 pages
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 About the Book 

Ground Rules taps into the worlds love affair with cricket, and explains how key cricket grounds around the world have played significantly in cricketing heritage since 1877. Each chapter takes a different Test Match venue from one of the tenMoreGround Rules taps into the worlds love affair with cricket, and explains how key cricket grounds around the world have played significantly in cricketing heritage since 1877. Each chapter takes a different Test Match venue from one of the ten test-playing nations--two each in the case of Australia, England, and India--and provides a fascinating, colorful account of the players, matches, and incidents that have shaped the history of test cricket at that site. Ground Rules: A Celebration of Test Cricket is beautifully illustrated with two hundred eighty large format color images--many of them rare--from some of the worlds leading cricket photographers, including Patrick Eagar and Graham Morris, and renowned photography agencies such as Getty Images. The book also boasts a fascinating compilation of Wisden statistics--including the scorecards of every Test Match played at the featured grounds since the birth of international cricket. With a foreword by David Gower, the authors of each chapter include international cricketers Andy Flower, Steve Waugh, Sourav Ganguly, and Kumar Sangakkara- and celebrated cricket writers and broadcasters Donna Symmonds, Qamar Ahmed, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, Peter Robinson, Richard Hobson, and Richard Boock.