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Bodyline Autopsy: The Full Story of the Most Sensational Test Cricket Series - England v Australia 1932- 3 (Hardback)
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Bodyline Autopsy: The Full Story of the Most Sensational Test Cricket Series - England v Australia 1932- 3 (Hardback)

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Fast bowling and controversy have been inseparable since cricket began, but there has never been a more clamorous uproar than that which occurred during the 1932-33 Test series between Australia and England. England, led by the haughty and slightly mystical Douglas Jardine, had the fastest and most accurate bowler in the world: Harold Larwood. Australia boasted the most prolific scorer of runs the game had ever seen: young Don Bradman, who had punished England's bowlers mercilessly during the 1930 tour. He had to be stopped. Jardine had the weapon and the strategy. The leg-side bouncer onslaught inflicted on Bradman and other Australian batsmen in 1932-33 by Larwood and Bill Voce, with a ring of fieldsmen waiting for catches, caused outrage at the highest level of government. Bodyline, as this infamous technique came to be known, was repugnant to the majority of cricket-lovers, and ultimately outlawed. In this work, David Frith has provided a history replete with anecdote on a sporting scandal that, 70 years on, continues to inspire controversy.

Publisher: Aurum Press
ISBN: 9781854108968
Number of pages: 500
Weight: 895 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

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“Once a jolly Bradman…”

To understand Bodyline, you have first to realise that Don Bradman was the greatest batsman the game has ever seen. Even those of us who like nothing more than winding up our Aussie friends in the aftermath of another... More

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“Great for a cricket fan, but otherwise avoid”

I really enjoyed this book, but I felt that outside of the descriptions of games there were too many names mentioned for too many different reasons. I'd come off the back of reading War and Peace so not shy of a... More

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