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New PDF release: Cricket's Greatest Rivalry: A History of the Ashes in 10

By Simon Hughes

ISBN-10: 1844037436

ISBN-13: 9781844037438

ISBN-10: 1844038025

ISBN-13: 9781844038022

'Hughes takes us on a breathless travel via cricket historical past, the good gamers, personalities, suits and occasions. He by no means slackens velocity or dwells at the dry information of the scoreboard.' - The Times

From the William Hill Award-Winning writer of A Lot of challenging Yakka comes Cricket's maximum competition: A heritage of the Ashes in 10 fits, a fast moving, targeted background of the enduring, 135-year-old cricketing contention among England and Australia.

The new paperback variation is totally revised and up to date to incorporate the tumultuous sequence of 2013-2014, which observed extra extra twists and turns during this mesmerizing contest.

No different activity has a fixture just like the Ashes. From the early Eighteen Eighties the competition among those nice wearing international locations has captured the general public mind's eye and made carrying legends of its stars. Commentator, analyst and award-winning cricket historian Simon Hughes tells the tale of the 10 seminal sequence that experience turn into the stuff of carrying folklore. Cricket's maximum contention places you correct on the middle of the motion of every pivotal fit, explaining the social context of the time, the ambience of the gang and the historical past and temperaments of the avid gamers that battled in either saggy eco-friendly and blue caps.

Simon begins his tale on the very start of the Ashes and tells the story of the band of Australians that took at the most sensible gentleman and avid gamers within the Empire's HQ and beat them on their domestic turf. That momentous get together set the tone for a few epic contests including:

The exciting 1902 attempt at outdated Trafford, which was once one through an insignificant 3 runs.
The marvelous innings of Hobbs and Sutcliffe in entrance of a annoying and packed Oval in 1926.
The mythical 'bodyline' sequence of Jardine, Larwood, Bradman et al in 1933.
The excellent run chase in 1948 that still observed Bradman's final test.
England's reprise within the 5th try out of 1953 whilst Lock, Trueman, Bailey and Hutton urged the hosts to a whirlwind victory.
The fearsome velocity assault from the likes of Lillie and Thompson that reworked the competition within the first attempt of 1974 and formed the Ashes as a match for many years to come.
Botham's Ashes in 1981 that restored satisfaction in a sports-mad nation.
The fit up at previous Trafford the place the magic of 1 Shane Warne despatched shockwaves in the course of the game.
And ultimately the breaking of the Aussie stranglehold in 2005, whilst Flintoff, Pietersen and Vaughan did the likely very unlikely and re-established the best of rivalries.

The e-book additionally contains whole data and files of all of the Ashes furnishings and effects and masses, a lot more!

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