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Book Review - December 2004

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack Australia 2004-05

Dec 19, 2004: From a distance everything about Australian cricket appears impregnable, even perfect

Scyld Berry

Book reviews

Reviews in brief

Oct 27, 2004: Four short book reviews

Book Review

'75 Years of West Indies Cricket' - Ray Goble and AP Sandiford

Oct 27, 2004: This is a weighty tome, authored by a Professor Emeritus, Dr Keith AP Sandiford and a statistician with a particular interest in West Indian cricket, Ray Goble

Darcus Howe

Book review

Test Cricket Grounds, the complete guide - John Woods

Oct 19, 2004: Woods takes in 58 grounds the world over, from Ahmedabad to Adelaide, from Dhaka to Darwin

Andrew Miller

Book review

Reviews in brief

Sep 16, 2004: Published to coincide with the Club's 150th birthday celebrations, Chalke has charted the history of Wimbledon with real charm and, as ever, an eye for the appropriate anecdote

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Book Review

'My Life in Pictures' - Andrew Flintoff with Patrick Murphy

Sep 7, 2004: On my brother Toby's shelves sit 15 books on Ian Botham, relics of a 1980's childhood

Tanya Aldred

Book review

Ali: The Life of Ali Bacher - Rodney Hartman

Jul 16, 2004: Does anyone in cricket deserve a 450-page biography, like this one of Ali Bacher

Stephen Fay

Audiobook review

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2004 Audio

May 17, 2004: You can buy audio versions of the Bible, Pride and Prejudice, and anything by Shakespeare

Daniel Brigham

The Pakistan Cricket Annual, 2003

An annual with a difference

Dec 2, 2003: If you thought that this might be yet another of those worthy but dull annuals that would lie unread on the shelves gathering dust, you'd better think again

Anand Vasu on the new Pakistan Cricket Annual

Book review

Ponting joins the diarists - in style

Oct 24, 2003: Lynn McConnell reviews Ricky Ponting's World Cup Diary

Lynn McConnell

Test cricket's 100 Club celebrated

Oct 7, 2003: It was inevitable as soon as Test cricket started to involve more teams, and when it became such an appealing television sport, that some of its records of durability would become easier to attain

Lynn McConnell

NZ Almanack captures season perfectly

Sep 30, 2003: The 2003 New Zealand Cricket Almanack, edited by Francis Payne and Ian Smith

Lynn McConnell

McGrath diary misses the mark

Aug 26, 2003: Writing a campaign diary has become one of the more common pursuits of modern sportsmen, much in the same way that military men record their experiences in wartime

Lynn McConnell

Wellington's Basin Reserve tells its story in new book

May 7, 2003: The Basin - An illustrated history of the Basin Reserve by Don Neely and Joseph Romanos

Lynn McConnell

Waugh's great day brilliantly captured

Mar 28, 2003: Steve Waugh - A Perfect Day

Lynn McConnell

Anthologies cover wide gamut of cricket

Feb 19, 2003: Outrageous Cricket Moments by Ian Smith/Joseph Romanos

Lynn McConnell

DVD review

Walter Hammond - A Cricketing Great

Dec 6, 2002: Of any great cricketer, statistics show only part

Stephen Lamb

New Zealand captains under the microscope

Dec 4, 2002: New Zealand Test Cricket Captains by Matthew Appleby

Peter Hoare

Waugh sheds more light on the Australian cricket machine

Nov 25, 2002: Cover of book 'Steve Waugh - Captain's Diary 2002' Buy online from CricShop Steve Waugh - Captain's Diary 2002

Lynn McConnell

Third person Cairns not as spectacular as the true-life version

Nov 21, 2002: Chris Cairns has been many things in his cricketing life - match-winner one day, moody the next, variously under the surgeons' or critics' knife - but you always approached a Cairns effort with the hope of something special and very likely

Don Cameron
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