A Last English Summer (Hardback)
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A Last English Summer (Hardback)

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Combining reportage, anecdote, biography, history and personal recollection, A Last English Summer is an honest and passionate reflection on cricket's past, present and future. A memorable and acutely observed portrait of one summer of cricket from an award-winning sports writer who has watched - and loved - cricket since he was a boy, it is essential reading for anyone who cares about the English game. In 2009 the county system looked directionless and obsolete; more than ever the players blessed with central contracts seemed apart from, rather than a part of, the domestic game; the Ashes series was for the first time only available on pay-TV; and, of course, the juggernaut of Twenty20 threatened to flatten all but the Test form of the game, suggesting it may soon eclipse even that as well. Duncan Hamilton has preserved this seminal, convulsing season, which in years to come may be seen as a turning point in the history of cricket in a way that overshadows even the Packer Revolution of the 1970s. In the process he embarks on a journey - often a deeply personal one - through the history and spirit of the game. He experiences irresistible nostalgia for what has been and will never return, together with an overwhelming love for the game that transcends even the most dramatic shifts in the way it is played.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781849160933
Weight: 708 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 33 mm

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“Lords Prayer”

‘To describe yourself as a cricket purist nowadays’, says Duncan Hamilton, ‘risks derision. You’re dismissed as ultra-conservative, unprogressive and as fogeyish as a pocket watch and chain. I am that cricket purist’.... More

Hardback edition
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“TOP NOTCH.”

A fantastic read, hard to put the book down. Great insight into the thought's of a traditionalist cricket fan. Very well written.

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 38

“Lords Prayer”

‘To describe yourself as a cricket purist nowadays’, says Duncan Hamilton, ‘risks derision. You’re dismissed as ultra-conservative, unprogressive and as fogeyish as a pocket watch and chain. I am that cricket purist’.... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 38

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