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July 2019
224pp
198 x 129 mm
Hardback
£14.99
978 1 9160453 0 9
Sport        

‘A beautiful little collection of the best of Cardus’s writing’ - Roger Alton, Daily Mail

‘A lovely companion [to The Great Romantic] in a charming jacket’ - John Hotten, Wisden Cricket Monthly

A FIELD OF TENTS AND WAVING COLOURS

NEVILLE CARDUS WRITING ON CRICKET

Introduction by Gideon Haigh

 

‘Before him, cricket was reported ... with him it was for the first time appreciated, felt, and imaginatively described’ – John Arlott

Neville Cardus invented cricket writing as we know it. Before him, cricket writing meant drybones statistics or florid circumlocution. Over many years for the Manchester Guardian, Cardus wrote about the event: the sylvan ground, the emotion of watching Victor Trumper in full flow. 

Now, to accompany Duncan Hamilton’s acclaimed biography, The Great Romantic, and in Ashes year, Safe Haven publishes a volume collecting Cardus’s best cricket writings.

Here is Cardus on Don Bradman, Victor Trumper, Denis Compton and Richie Benaud, at Roses matches and the arcadian cricket festival at Dover beneath Shakespeare Cliff, seeing the Australians defeated at Eastbourne – and of course at the home of cricket, Lord’s.

A handsome small hardback with an evocative retro cover, here is a book for every lover of fine writing on the Summer Game.  

Gideon Haigh has been described as ‘our greatest living cricket writer’. His books include Mystery Spinner and The Big Ship.

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