Books received in 1999

Note: the addresses for suppliers mentioned several times below are as follows:

Sportspages, 94-96 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0JG and Barton Square, St Ann's Square, Manchester M2 7HA.

Association of Cricket Statisticians (ACS)/Sport in Print, 3 Radcliffe Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 5FF.

Limlow Books, Blue Bell House, 2-4 Main Street, Scredington, Sleaford, Lincolnshire NG34 0AE.


Beckles, Hilary McD. The Development of West Indies Cricket Volume 1 The Age of Nationalism (Pluto Press, £45 hardback, £14.99 paperback)

Beckles, Hilary McD. The Development of West Indies Cricket Volume 2 The Age of Globalization (Pluto Press, £45 hardback, £13.99 paperback)

Birley, Derek A Social History of English Cricket (Aurum Press, £20)

Blakey, Richard with Andrew Collomosse Taking It From Behind From Boycott to Blewett: Cricket's Changing Face in Yorkshire's Quest for Glory Foreword by Darren Gough (Mainstream, £15.99)

Blofeld, Henry It's Just Not Cricket! Henry Blofeld's Cricket Year (Simon & Schuster, £16.99)

Boycott, Geoffrey with John Callaghan Geoffrey Boycott on Cricket Yorkshire's Greatest Son Hits Out (Ebury Press, £16.99)

Broad, Chris with Daniel Wadell ...and welcome to the highlights 61 Years of BBC TV Cricket Foreword by Peter West (BBC, £17.99)

Chalke, Stephen Caught in the Memory County Cricket in the 1960s Illustrated by Ken Taylor of Yorkshire and England (Fairfield Books, 17 George's Road, Fairfield Park, Bath BA1 6EY, 01225 335813, £16.95 inc. p&p)

Easdale, Roderick England's One Test Wonders (Parapress, 5 Bentham Hill House, Stockland Green Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 0TJ. tel: 01892 512118, £12.95 inc. p&p) Essays on 31 players, all pre-1939.

Edworthy, Niall Lord's: The Home of Cricket The Illustrated History (Virgin, £25)

Ezekiel, Gulu Great One-Day Internationals (Orient Longman, Hyderabad, India; in UK from Sangam Books, tel: 020 7377 6399, £5.95)

Fernando, Tyronne Kings of Cricket Sri Lanka's Path to Victory at World Cup'96 (Deepanee Publishers, 464 High Level Road, Gangodawila, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka, R150 for charity)

Frith, David The Trailblazers The First English Cricket Tour of Australia 1861-62 (Boundary Books, £14.99)

Gray Christopher J. The Willow and The Cloth A Compendium of Cricketing Clergymen form the 18th century. Foreword by Lord Sheppard (Winsor Editions, The Old Rectory, Eureka via Lismore, NSW 2480, Australia, tel: + 61 2 6688 4356, $A35 + $A24 air mail, $A14 sea mail)

Jones, Trevor Pursuing the Dream My Season with Surrey CCC (Sporting Declarations, PO Box 882, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AW, £11.45 hardback, £7.95 paperback inc. p&p)

Langer Justin From Outback to Outfield A Diary of an English Summer (Headline, £16.99)

Malies, Jeremy Sporting Doubles The colourful characters who represented their country at more than one sport Foreword by Lord Cowdrey (Robson Books, £17.95)

Martin-Jenkins, Christopher and de Lisle, Charles An Australian Summer The Story of the 1998-99 Ashes Series (Faber & Faber, £16.99)

Melville, Tom The Tented Field A History of Cricket in America (Popular Press, Bowling Green State University, Ohio; in UK from Sportspages, address as above, £19.95)

Midwinter, Eric From Meadowland to Multinational: A Review of Cricket's Social History (Cricket Lore, 22 Grazebrook Road, London N16 0HS; limited edition of 250, £5)

Perera, Ajith C. S. The Golden Era of Sri Lankan Cricket (Published by author; in UK from Acumen Books, Rushton House, Nantwich Road, Audley, Stoke-on-Trent ST7 8DL, £9.95 + £3 postage)

Perara, S. S. The Janashakthi Book of Sri Lanka Cricket 1832-1996 (Janashakthi Insurance, Colombo 2, enquire for price)

Piesse, Ken The Taylor Years Australian Cricket 1994-99 Foreword by Ian Healy (Viking, Melbourne; in UK Sportspages, address as above, £19.95)

Rajan, Sunder ed. Lord Harris Shield Cricket Tournament Commemoration Volume (Marine Sports, Mumbai; in UK from J. W. McKenzie, 12 Stoneleigh Park Road, Ewell, Surrey KT19 0QT, tel: 020 8393 7700, £6)

Sir Donald Bradman A. C. (Ironbark, Sydney; in UK from Sportspages, address as above, £29.95)

Part of the Ironback Legends Series.

Steen, Rob This Sporting Life: Cricket Inside tales from the men who made the game what it is today (David and Charles, £16.99)

Stewart, Alec with Brian Murgatroyd A Captain's Dairy The Battle for the 1998-99 Ashes (Collins Willow, £16.99)

Stoddart, Brian and Sandiford, Keith A. P. The Imperial Game: Cricket, Culture and Society (Manchester University Press, £40)

Swanton, E. W. Cricketers of My Time Heroes to Remember (Andre Deutsch, £17.99)

Turner, Glenn with Brian Turner Lifting the Covers (Longacre Press, Dunedin; in UK from Chris Lloyd Sales and marketing, tel: 01202 715349, £15.95)

Williams, Jack Cricket and England A Cultural and Social History of the Inter-War Years (Frank Cass, £35 hardback, £17.50 paperback)


Bedford, Julian comp. The Cricketer's Bedside Book (Colt Books, 9 Clarendon Road, Cambridge CB2 2BH, £18.95)

Ross, Alan Green Fading into Blue Writings of Cricket and Other Sports (Andre Deutsch, £17.99)


Alley, Bill with Pat Symes Standing the Test of Time Foreword by Tom Graveney (Empire Publications, Manchester, £16.95)

Bird, Harold White Cap and Bails Adventures of a Much Travelled Umpire (Hodder and Stoughton, £18.99)

de Silva, Aravinda with Shahriar Khan Aravinda My Autobiography (Mainstream, £15.99)

Donald, Allan with Patrick Murphy White Lightning Allan Donald: The Autobiography Foreword by Nelson Mandela (Collins Willow, £16.99)

Hanif Mohammed with Qamar Ahmed and Afia Salam Playing for Pakistan: An Autobiography (Hamdard Press, Pakistan, no price given; in UK from Sportspages, address as above, £ 19.45)

McGrath, Glenn with Daniel Lane Pacemaker The Inner Thoughts of Glenn McGrath (Ironbark, Sydney; in UK from sportspages, address as above, £14.95 paperback)

MacLaurin, Ian Tiger by the Tail A Life in Business from Tesco to Test cricket (Macmillan, £20)

Taylor, Mark with Ian Heads Time to Declare (Ironbark, Sydney; in UK from Sportspages, address as above, £19.95)

Tufnell, Phil with Peter Hayter Phil Tufnell: What Now? (Collins Willow, £16.99)

Walcott, Clyde with Brian Scovell Sixty Years on the Back Foot The Cricketing Life of Sir Clyde Walcott Foreword by Sir Everton Weekes (Gollancz, £18.99)

Walsh, Courtney with Derek Hodgson Courtney: Heart of the Lion (Lancaster Publishing, £18.99)


Griffiths, Edward jonty fruits of the spirit (CAB, Cape Town; in UK from Sportspages, address as above, £9.99)

Haigh, Godeon Mystery Spinner The Story of Jack Iverson (Text publishing, Melbournde; in UK from Sportspages, address as above £21.95)

Nye, Rod Martin Donnelly New Zealand Cricket's Master Craftsman (HarperCollins NZ, $NZ49.95; in UK from Sportspages, address as above £19.99)

Peel, Mark The Last Roman A biography of Colin Cowdrey (Andre Deutsch, £17.99)

Wilton, Iain C. B. Fry An English Hero (Richard Cohen Books, £25)


Powell, William A. Middlesex County Cricket Club (Sutton Publishing £9.99) Part of the Britain in Old Photographs series.

The Spirit of Cricket Photographs by Allsport with articles by Frank Keating (Kensilngton West in conjuction with Wisden; available from Kensington West Productions, 5 Cattle Market, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 1NJ, tel: 01434 609933, £16.99 post free)

Waugh, Steve Images of Waugh a Cricketer's Journey (HarperSports, Sydney; in UK from Sportspages, address as above, £14.99)


Arnold, Peter and Wynne-Thomas, Peter The Best Book of Cricket Facts & Stats Ever! (Carlton, £6.99)

Haigh, Gideon ed. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack Australia 1999 Second edition (Hardie Grant, Melbourne, $A39.95; in UK from Penguin Direct, Bath Road, Hardmondsworth, Middlesex UB7 0DA £22.50)

Kazi, Abid Ali comp. First-Class Cricker in Pakistan: Volume II 1953-54 to 1957-58 (Pakistan Association of Cricket Statisticians and Scorers, 31, 30th Street, F-6/1, Islamabad, Rs 250; in UK from Limlow Books, address as above, £25 inc. P&p)

Potter, David W. The Encyclopaedia of Scottish Cricket (Empire Publications, Manchester, £9.99)


Bailey, Philip J. comp. First-Class Cricket Matches 1903 (ACS, address as above, £13)

Bailey, Philip J. comp. Sri Lanka First-Class Matches 1996-97 and 1997-98 (ACS, address as above £7.50 each)

Dyson, Paul E. A Century of Headingley Tests Foreword by Dickie Bird (Hawke to Hutton, 32 Louden Road, Scholes, Rotherham S61 2SU, £9.95 post free)

Franks, Warwick Bert Ironmonger His Record Innings-by-Innings (ACS, address as above, £7.50)

Griffiths, Peter Complete First-Class Match List Volume 5 1980/81-1988 (ACS, address as above, £10)

Griffiths, Peter and Bartlett, Kit John Wisden His Record Innings-by-Innings (ACS, address as above, £5).

Groom, Graham George Giffen His Record Innings-by-Innings (ACS, address as above, £7)

Harragan, Bob Don Shepherd His Record Innings-by-Innings (ACS, address as above, £8)

Heald, Brain Middlesex County Cricket Club First-Class Records 1850-1998 (Limlow Books, address as above, £9.50 + 50p p&p)

Heald, Brian and Ambrose, Don 1875: A Statistical Survey (ACS, address as above, £6)

Isherwood, Robin and Bailey, Philip comp. Border Cricketers 1987-98-1997-98 (ACS, address as above, £3)

Ledbetter, Jim ed. First-Class Cricket: A Complete Record 1931 (Limlow Books, address as above, £17.95 + £1.50 p&p)

Lodge, Jerry Sir Alec V. Bedser, CBE His Record Innings-by-Innings (ACS, address as above, £7)

Lorimer, Malcolm Lancashire County Cricket Club First-Class Records 1865-1998 (Limlow Books, address as above, £9.50 + 50p p&p)

Menon, Mohandas, Mukherjee, D. N. and Ashim Kumar Sarkar R. G.'s Book of World Cricket Records 1877-1999: Test Matches and Limited-Overs Internationals (R. G. Group, R. G. Stone Urological Research Institute, 21-A, 14-A Road, Ahimsa Marg, Khar (W), Mumbai 400 052, Rs 495; in UK from Sportspages, address as above, £18)

Percival, Tony comp. Shropshire Cricketers 1844-1998 (ACS, address as above, £3.50)

Rickson, Barry Hedley Verity His Record Innings-by-Innings (ACS, address as above, £7)


Haselhurst, Alan Occasionally Cricket The Unpredictable Performances of the Outcasts CC (Queen Anne Press, £16.99)

Owen, David Rain Starts Play (Cromwell Publishers, Eagle Court, Concord Business Park, Manchester M22 0RR, tel: 0161 932 6402, £5.99)

Cricketing stories by the Paris correspondent of the Financial Times


Baxter, Peter World Cup: Cricket's Clash of the Titans Foreword by Clive Lloyd and contributions from six other World Cup captains (Andre Deutsch, £16.99)

Ian Botham's Cricket World Cup (EMP, £2.95)

Frindall, Bill ed. NatWest Playfair Cricket World Cup 1999 (Headline, £4.99)

Pearce, Steve The Official 1999 Cricket World Cup Fun Book (Boxtree/Wisden, £6.99)

Pearce, Steve and Day, Bill The 1999 Cricket World Cup Essential Stats and Facts (Boxtree/Wisden, £4.99)

S. Pervez Qaiser World Cup'99: A Complete Record Foreword by Sir Richard Hadlee (Al Faisel Publications, 1433 Qasimjan Street, Ballimaran, Delhi 110006, India R95, UK £10)

Randall, Charles The Daily Telegraph Cricket World Cup 1999 (Carlton, £6.99)

Smith, Bruce, Webb, Mark and Salim Parvez Cricket World Cup 1999 Pocket Annual (Collins Willow, £4.99)

Steen, Rob The Official Companion to the 1999 Cricket World Cup (Boxtree/Wisden £9.99)


The most remarkable cricket publication of the year was perhaps the Hampshire County Cricket Club Handbook - for 1954. It was finally produced, in the style of the time, 45 years late by the 1999 editor, Andrew Renshaw. The handbook originally failed to come out due to financial problems, leaving collectors with an irritating gap. It is available for £6 post free from Hampshire CCC, County Ground, Northlands Road, Southampton SO15 2UE.

All the counties managed to get their 1999 volumes out on a conventional timescale. The standard remains varied. Yorkshire's hardback still stands alone for enduring quality; Lancashire's 384-page effort, which includes League cricket as well, is now the best value; Essex and Kent also top 300 pages. Hampshire get high marks for clarity, in contrast to Somerset, where a typographer has run riot. Derbyshire's statistical section is particularly solid. Some of the biggest counties seem to produce the skimpiest efforts, and the Warwickshire yearbook is not much more than an annual report. - M.E.

Derbyshire £5, Durham £6, Essex £7, Glamorgan £6, Gloucestershire £5, Hampshire £7.50, Kent £4.99, Lancashire £7, Leicestershire £7, Middlesex £8, Northamptonshire £9, Nottinghamshire £4.50, Somerset £7, Surrey £5, Sussex £6, Warwickshire £5, Worcestershire £6, Yorkshire £13. 2000 prices may change. Some counties may add charges for p&p.


Agnew, Jonathan Benson and Hedges Cricket Year Eighteenth Edition (Bloomsbury, £20)

Bader, Nauman ed. The Pakistan Cricketers' Who's Who 1998 (from Limlow Books, address as above, £16 inc. p&p in UK)

Bader, Nauman ed. PCB Paktel Cricket Annual 1998-99 (from Limlow Books, address as above, £22 inc. p&p in UK)

Bailey, Philip Comp. ASC Inernation Cricket Year Book 1999 (ACS, address as above, £9.95)

Berry, Mike ed. 1999 Minor Counties Annual (from Mike Berry, Idsworth, Fair Close, Frankton, Nr Rugby, Warwickshire CV23 9PL, £4 + £1 p&p)

Bryden, Colin ed. Mutual & Federal South African Cricket Annual 1999 (UCBSA/Mutual & Federal, PO Box 1120, Johannesburg 2000, no price given)

II Cricket italiano 1999 (from Fedrazione Cricket Italiana, Via S. Ignazio 9, 00186 Roma)

Frindall, Bill ed. NatWest Playfair Cricket Annual 1999 (Headline, £4.99)

Hatton, Les comp. First-Class Counties Second Eleven Annual 1999 (ACS, address as above, £4.95)

Irish Cricket Annual 1999 (from John Wright, Irish Cricket Union, The Diamond, Malahide, Co Dublin, £IR3 or £3)

Marshall Chris ed. The Cricketers' Who's Who 1999 (Lennard/Queen Anne Press, £12.99)

Miller Allan ed. Allan's Australian Cricket Annual 1999 (from Allan Miller, PO Box 974, Busselton, WA 6280, $A40; in UK from Sport in print, address as above, £18.50)

Payne, Francis and Smith, Ian ed. 1999 New Zealand Cricket Alamanack (Holder Moa Beckett, Auckland no price given)


Eastaway, Rob What Is A Googly? The Mysteries of Cricket Explained Foreward by Ted Dexter (Robson Books, £8.99)

Updated paperback re-issue of 1992 book.

Fraser, Angus with Paul Newman My Tour Diaries: The real story of life on tour with England Updated paperback edition (Headline, £6.99)

Johnston, Barry ed. Brian Johnston: Letters Home 1926-1945 Paperback edition (Orion, £8.99)

Lillywhite, Frederick Arthur Haygarth's Cricket Scores and Biographies Volume V (1855-1875) A continuation of Frederick Lillywhite's Scores and Biographies from 1772 to 1854 (Facsimile edition, from Roger Heavens, 2 Lowfields, little Eversden, Cambridgeshire CB3 7HJ; limited edition of 500, £50 each + £3.50 p&p)

Rae, Simon W. G. Grace: A Life Paperback edition (Faber and Faber, £9.99)

Trevor, Major Philip With the M.C.C. in Australia 1907-08 (J. W. McKenzie, 12 Stoneleigh Park Road, Ewell, Surrey KT19 0QT, tel: 020 8393 7700, £21)

Facsimile edition of rare account by tour manager, with introduction by Peter Wynne-Thomas.

Wakley, B. J. Bradman the Great (Mainstream, £15.99)

Reprint of comprehensive record of Bradman's career, first published 1959.

Wilde, Simon Number One: The World's Best Batsmen and Bowlers Paperback edition (Vista, £7.99)

Winder, Robert Hell For Leather A Modern Cricket Journey Paperback edition (Indigo, £7.99)

John Wisden's Cricketers's Almanack for 1906 and 1907 Facsimile edition (Willows Publishing, 17 The Willows, Stone, Staffs ST15 0DE, Fax:01785 615867, £50 inc. p&p for each volume UK, £2 extra overseas postage; £5 extra for facsimile of original hard cloth cover)

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack for 1941 and 1942 Facsimile edition (Willows Publishing, address as above, £52 inc. p&p in UK for facsimile of original hard cloth cover, £2 extra overseas postage; £47 inc. p&p for facsimile of original linen cover, £2 extra overseas)

Wright, Graeme ed. Wisden on Bradman Paperback edition (Hardie Grant, Melbourne, $A17.95; in UK from Penguin Direct, Bath Road, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, UB7 0DA, tel 020 8757 4036, £9.99)


The major development in a tough UK market has been the establishment of The New Ball, a twice-a-year publication in book format, along the life of Granta. It is not the first gallant attempt to start something new in recent years, but it is the first to win widespread praise for its literary quality - and to show some signs of sticking around. Tim de Lisle, edit of Wisden Cricket Monthly, this Almanack's sister publication, was named Editor of the Year (Special Interest Magazines) by the British Society of Magazine Editors. The judges praised WCM for Quality journalism, stylish presentation and pure passion. - M.E.

The Cricketer International (monthly) ed. Peter Perchard (Beech Hanger, Ashurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 9ST, £2.85)

The Cricketer Quarterly: Facts and Figures ed. Richard Lockwood (The Cricketer International, address as above, £2.90)

Cricket Lore (ten per volume, frequently variable) ed. Richard Hill (Cricket Lore, 22 Grazebrook Road, London N16 0HS, £35 per volume)

The Cricket Statistician (quarterly) ed. Philip J. Bailey (ACS, 3 Radcliffe Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 5FF, £2.50, free to ACS members)

Cricket World Monthly (ever more erratic) editorial director Michael Blumberg (157 Praed Street, London W2 1RL, £2.35)

Inside Edge (Australia monthly) publisher Norman Tasker (ACP Action, Sydney, NSW, $A5.50. Subscriptions tel +61 2 9260 0009; in UK from Sportspages, address as above, £4.95)

The Journal of the Cricket Society (twice yearly) ed. Clive W. Porter (from P. Ellis, 63 Groveland Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3PX, £5 to non-members)

League Cricket Review (six per year) ed. Stuart Fish (Empire Publications, 62 Charles Street, Manchester M1 7DF, £2.20)

1999 Minor Counties News (up to ten per year) ed. Mike Berry (from Mike Berry, Idsworth, Fair Close, Frankton, Nr Rugby, Warwickshire CV23 9PL)

Red Stripe Caribbean Quarterly ed. Tony Cozier (The Nation Publishing Co, Fontabelle, St Michael, Barbados, annual subscription UK/Europe £14; US $US20; rest of the world $US28; in UK from Sportspages, address as above, £3.25 or £13 + £3.20 p&p for four issues)

The Scottish Cricketer (three per year) ed. Mike McLean (36 Marywood Square, Glasgow G41 2BJ, £1.50)

SA Cricket Action (nine per year) ed. Neil Hayward (PO Box 2081, Cape Town 8000, R12.95. Subscriptions: +27 21 461 9752)

Steen Rob ed. The New Ball Volume Two: Universal Stories (Mainstream, £8.99)

Articles by David Hopps, Hilary Beckles, Mark Ray, Mike Marqusee et al.

Steen Rob ed. The New Ball Volume Three: Unlimited Overs (Mainstream, £8.99)

Articles by Colin Shindler, Mark Steel, Simon Hattenstone, Graeme Wright et al.

Wisden Cricket Monthly ed. Tim de Lisle (The New Boathouse, 136-142 Bramley Road, London W10 6SR, £2.80. Subscriptions: 01795 414895)


Baldwin, Stephen ed. John Wisden and his time in Leamington Priors (Leamington CC; from 3 Hassall Close, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV 33 9RU, £4)

Intriguing pamphlet digging into the earliest days of John Wisden and Co.

Lacey, Simon The History of Shipley Hall Cricket Club (from the author, 54 Hassock Lane North, Shipley, Derbyshire DE75 7JB)

Milton, Howard The Bat and Ball, Gravesend A First-class History (Gravesend CC; from 231 Maidstone Rd, Rochester, Kent ME1 3BU, £8 + £2 p&p)

Murphy, Colm Long Shadows By De Banks A History of the Blue, Yellow and Green (Cork County Cricket Club) (from the author, 11 The Mariners, Valetta Way, Rochester, Kent ME1 1FB, £15 + £1 postage; £8 + £1 for accompanying book of scorecards)

Wild, Alan The Crowning Glory History of Harborne Cricket Club (Harborne CC, Old Church Avenue, Brimingham B17 0BE, £10)

Woodcock, Gerry A History of Tavistock Cricket Club 1849-1999 150 years of Cricket at The Ring Foreword by David Shepherd (Northcote House Publishers, Plymbridge House, Estover, Plymouth PL6 7PY, £9.99)

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