Remarkable Cricket Grounds

Author: Brian Levison

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1911216597

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

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Across six of the seven continents on which cricket is played, there are some remarkable cricket grounds. From a tidal strip of sand outside the Ship Inn at Elie, in Fife, to the monumental Melbourne Cricket Ground with its 100,000 capacity, this book features the extraordinary places and venues in which cricket is played. Many grounds have remarkably beautiful settings. There is the rugged Devonian charm of Lynton and Lynmouth Cricket Club set in the Valley of the Rocks, not far from the North Devon coast. Then there is the vividly-coloured, almost Lego-like structure of Dharamshala pavilion in Northern India where local resident the Dalai Lama has watched a match. Many of England’s greatest players have come from public schools, and there are some wonderful examples of their cricket grounds such as Sedbergh and Milton Abbey. Country houses such as Audley End and Blenheim Palace form the backdrop to many cricket pitches, or castles, such as Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland, or even Portchester Castle, where there is a cricket ground inside the castle walls. Sri Lanka’s test ground, Galle, has a fort looming above it, while Newlands Stadium in Cape Town, has the unmistakeable Table Mountain as the backdrop. Some of the stunning imagery has a modern feel. Queenstown cricket ground has international jets taking off just yards from the playing action, while Singapore Cricket Club is an oasis of lush green set against a 21st century array of high-rise towers. Then there are cricket grounds in unusual places; Hawaii, Corfu, Berlin, Slovenia and St Moritz to name but a few.

Remarkable Cricket Grounds

Author: Brian Levison

Publisher: Pavilion

ISBN: 9781911216056

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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Across six of the seven continents on which cricket is played, there are some remarkable cricket grounds. From a tidal strip of sand outside the Ship Inn at Elie, in Fife, to the monumental Melbourne Cricket Ground with its 100,000 capacity, this book features the extraordinary places and venues in which cricket is played. Many grounds have remarkably beautiful settings. There is the rugged Devonian charm of Lynton and Lynmouth Cricket Club set in the Valley of the Rocks, not far from the North Devon coast. Then there is the vividly-coloured, almost Lego-like structure of Dharamshala pavilion in Northern India where local resident the Dalai Lama has watched a match. Many of England’s greatest players have come from public schools, and there are some wonderful examples of their cricket grounds such as Sedbergh and Milton Abbey. Country houses such as Audley End and Blenheim Palace form the backdrop to many cricket pitches, or castles, such as Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland, or even Portchester Castle, where there is a cricket ground inside the castle walls. Sri Lanka’s test ground, Galle, has a fort looming above it, while Newlands Stadium in Cape Town, has the unmistakeable Table Mountain as the backdrop. Some of the stunning imagery has a modern feel. Queenstown cricket ground has international jets taking off just yards from the playing action, while Singapore Cricket Club is an oasis of lush green set against a 21st century array of high-rise towers. Then there are cricket grounds in unusual places; Hawaii, Corfu, Berlin, Slovenia and St Moritz to name but a few.

Cricket Grounds from the Air

Author: Zaki Cooper,Ian Hay (LMPA, LBIPP.),Daniel Lightman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781847462695

Category: Cricket grounds

Page: 128

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Presents aerial views of Britain's leading county grounds together with a history of each ground and vital facts and figures about the county.

Britain's Lost Cricket Grounds

The Hallowed Homes of Cricket That Will Never See Another Ball Bowled

Author: Chris Arnot

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 9781781313336

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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From county grounds where Denis Compton hit a century to the smallest village field Britain’s Lost Cricket Grounds movingly shows how picturesque greenery gave way to shopping malls and housing estates. The cricket ground is as much a part of the British landscape as the parish church. Hastings used to have a historic ground in the middle of the town surrounded by elegant houses – but then recently it disappeared under a shopping precinct with a branch of River Island where the wicket used to be. Yorkshire used to play at Sheffield’s Bramall Lane – until the football club built grandstands over it. Like so many companies with works grounds, Guinness have closed their cricket ground at Park Royal and sold it for an industrial estate. Now, in a further addition to Aurum’s successful ‘Lost’ series, following Britain’s Lost Cities and Lost Victorian Britain, Guardian journalist Chris Arnot tours the country in search of our most lamented lost cricket grounds, hearing reminiscences from former players and spectators, and finding what, if anything, is left nowadays, apart from the poignant photographs of their picturesque heyday that make this a nostalgic and rueful trip back in time.

All in a Day's Cricket

An Anthology of Outstanding Cricket Writing

Author: Brian Levison,Christopher Martin-Jenkins

Publisher: Constable

ISBN: 1780339062

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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This selection of the very best, and most intriguing, writing on cricket, drawn from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day, adopts a fresh approach. It is arranged around the theme of the many things that must happen simply for a day's play to happen - from creating a clearing in a Malaysian jungle to getting to the ground - so includes, alongside writing by players both great and unknown, the perspectives of spectators, umpires, scorers and other unsung heroes of the game. There are contributions from John Arlott, Neville Cardus, C. L. R. James and E. V. Lucas; Marcus Trescothick writes on his introduction to cricket aged three; Angus Fraser on meeting Nelson Mandela; Phil Tufnell on being shanghaied into getting a haircut by Mike Gatting; and Rachael Heyhoe Flint on being the first woman to step onto the Lord's ground as a player. But it is the cricket itself and the outstanding players and their achievements that remain the focus - the greats of the recent and distant past involved in some of their most famous exploits. From 'disgraceful scenes at Lord's', described by Irish writer Robert Lynd, to North America, which W. G. Grace toured in 1872, and from a match played on ice to the tropical islands of Fiji and Samoa, this is a collection that does full justice to the extraordinary breadth, diversity and enduring fascination of the greatest game in the world.

Netherland

A Novel

Author: Joseph O'Neill

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307377593

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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New York Times Book Review Best Book of the Year In a New York City made phantasmagorical by the events of 9/11, and left alone after his English wife and son return to London, Hans van den Broek stumbles upon the vibrant New York subculture of cricket, where he revisits his lost childhood and, thanks to a friendship with a charismatic and charming Trinidadian named Chuck Ramkissoon, begins to reconnect with his life and his adopted country. As the two men share their vastly different experiences of contemporary immigrant life in America, an unforgettable portrait emerges of an "other" New York populated by immigrants and strivers of every race and nationality. From the Trade Paperback edition.

World Cricket Grounds

A Panoramic Vision

Author: Michael Heatley

Publisher: Compendium Books

ISBN: 9781905573011

Category: Cricket grounds

Page: 192

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This panoramic book celebrates the major Test cricket arenas all around the globe, wherever cricket's great battles are fought. Some of these grounds are over 100 years old - Lord's saw its first match in 1814 - although the spectators of that period would recognise little, if anything, of the area or the ground today. Each of the grounds has unique attributes and charm - and each illustration here provides a distinctive and colourful vantage point.

Remarkable Racecourses

Author: Tom Peacock

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1911624253

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

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Remarkable Racecourses is a beautifully presented collection of the world’s most striking racecourses. Lavish photographs and informative text show why each racecourse is unique, whether it’s the oldest, longest, shortest, most southerly, most northerly, most beautiful or most extraordinary. Among the 70-plus racecourses included are Laytown in Ireland (the only race run on a beach under Turf Club rules), St. Moritz in Switzerland (which takes place on a frozen lake), Pukekohe Park in New Zealand (which is located in the centre of a motor racing circuit), Cartmel in Cumbria (where spectators enjoy the action from the centre of the circuit) and Epsom Downs in Surrey (which is a left-handed, open-ended, horseshoe-shaped course). The book travels across continents, from rural England to Outer Mongolia, to bring you the most astonishing racecourses on the planet. Remarkable Racecourses features more than 70 racecourses including Aintree, Ascot, Baghdad Equestrian Club, Beirut Hippodrome, Birdsville, Cartmel, Champ de Mars, Capannelle, Chantilly, Cheltenham, Chepstow, Chester, Ellerslie, Epsom Downs, Flemington, Goodwood, Hamilton Park, Happy Valley, Hialeah Park, Iffezheim, Kernic Bay, Laytown, Longchamp, Mahalaxmi, Maisons-Laffitte, Meydan, Moonee Valley, Newmarket, Pontefract, Pukekohe Park, Santa Anita, St. Moritz, Tokyo, Turffontein, Woodbine.

Fenway 1912

The Birth of a Ballpark, a Championship Season, and Fenway's Remarkable First Year

Author: Glenn Stout

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547607393

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

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Winner of the 2011 Seymour Medal from the Society for American Baseball Research, for the best book of baseball history or biography "An irresistible look back on Fenway Park's first season, not just for Sox fans . . . a great choice for anyone who enjoys a dip into baseball history at its best."—Huffington Post Even people who aren’t fans of baseball know Fenway Park. More than just a ballpark, it is a part of American culture, and has been for nearly one hundred years. In Fenway 1912, Glenn Stout tells the remarkable story of Fenway’s first year, from the long winter when locals poured concrete and built the park to the ragtag Red Sox team that embarked on a journey to the World Series while the paint was still drying and the grass still coming in. Stout tells the stories behind the park’s notorious quirks like the Green Monster, and of the designers, builders, managers, and players who made Fenway’s first year unforgettable. For all that has been written in tribute to the great Fenway Park, no one has ever really told the behind-the-scenes true story. Drawing on extensive new research, the esteemed baseball historian Glenn Stout delivers an extraordinary tale of innovation, desperation, and perspiration—capturing Fenway as never before. "Fenway 1912 reads like a novel, detailing the trials and tribulations of the quaint ballpark and the team itself … Stout has made a great story out of history.”—Baseball America "Stout's vivid writing and extraordinary research make the journey worthwhile in so many ways . . . you will likely feel as if you were in the creaky grandstand yourself."—Boston Globe

Cricket's Strangest Matches

Extraordinary but true stories from over a century of cricket

Author: Andrew Ward

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1910232459

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

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A fascinating collection of true stories about cricket's oddest matches - ranging from the bizarre to the downright hilarious. Drawn from the lengthy annals of the game's history, Cricket's Strangest Matches is a must for all cricket enthusiasts and for anyone interested in the history of the sport.Other titles in the series: Football's Strangest Matches (9781907554087), Rugby's Strangest Matches (9781907554063) and Golf's Strangest Rounds (9781907554070).

Remarkable Golf Courses

Author: Iain T. Spragg

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 191159575X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

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Remarkable Golf Courses encompasses the extremes of the sport – from the highest golf course in La Paz, Bolivia, to the lowest, in Death Valley, USA; from the most northerly in the Arctic Circle to the most southerly in Tierra del Fuego. The many quirks of the golfing world are covered, such as the 18th green the other side of the River Lea which is serviced by an electric ferry, or the LA golf course that has its own funicular railway, or the floating golf hole in Idaho, where it’s not just the pin position that’s changed every day, it’s the distance from the shore! Golf courses that feature neolithic standing stones (Scotland), Roman roads (England), and ruined medieval castles (Wales) take their place alongside the old temples of Delhi or a UNESCO World Heritage bridge that is used to link the 9th and 10th at Angkor Wat. There are the beloved classic courses of St. Andrews, Carnoustie, Royal St. George and Westward Ho!. There are spectacular golf courses hewn out of the Nevada and Arizona desert, green oases in a cactus-strewn, rocky landscape, along with Hawaiian courses fringed by barren black lava flows. But nothing can beat the thrill in Guatemala of lining up your drive on an active volcano at the Fuego Maya course. In comparison there are the traditional wind-blown Scottish links, such as the Machrie Hotel on the island of Islay which has the most blind greens on any course, or the remote Isle of Barra where greens are only accessible via a kissing gate. Fancy swapping countries mid-round? You can at the Llanmymynech club in Wales. At the fourth hole golfers tee off in Wales and putt out on the green in England. Remarkable Golf Courses brings together some astonishing stories with some extraordinary photography.

Remarkable Village Cricket Grounds

Author: Brian Levison

Publisher: Pavilion

ISBN: 9781911595564

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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The latest release in the Remarkable illustated sports series features Britain's idyllic village cricket grounds. Featuring original photography from all corners of the British Isles. Written by Brian Levison, author of the 8,000-selling Remarkable Cricket Grounds, an Amazon No.1 bestseller.

Snow Stopped Play

The Mysterious World of the Cricket Ground in Winter

Author: Graham Coster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993291104

Category:

Page: 112

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A Portrait of Lord's

200 Years of Cricket History

Author: Adam Chadwick

Publisher: Scala Books

ISBN: 9781857598292

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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"There are some fascinating, amazing stories in here which all cricket fans will relish" Nasser Hussain In 1814 Thomas Lord founded what has become the world's most celebrated cricket ground. To mark the 200th anniversary of moving to its famous Londo

A Remarkable Man

The Story of George Chesterton

Author: Andrew Murtagh

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782000194

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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I can truthfully say that there has never been a nicer man in the game. George Chesterton is a gentleman to the core. And he wasn't a bad bowler either!' Tom Graveney OBE. Wartime pilot dropping supplies over occupied Europe; county cricketer; housemaster teaching and disciplining mischievous teenage boys; family man and civic figure, there have been few dull moments in George Chesterton's life. And he can probably manage to turn even those into amusing anecdotes. Andrew Murtagh tells the story of this remarkable man.

The Test Match Special Quiz Book

Author: Dan Waddell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448142814

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 576

View: 7805

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For over 50 years, Test Match Special has provided listeners with every Test cricket ball, batting average, and planety of views from the boundary, too. But how well do you know your cricket? Pit your wits against Aggers, Tuffers, Boycs and Johnners – and try not to get caught out! Can you identify the most famous players from history, name that ground or reel off well-known (and lesser-known) stats and facts. And of course, what Test Match Special would be complete without the gaffes, giggles, cakes and celebrity guests who make up a day at the cricket? With over 3,000 mind-bending puzzles about every aspect of the sport and beyond, this is the ultimate test of any cricket fan's true average.

Rugby: An Anthology

Author: Brian Levison

Publisher: Constable

ISBN: 9781472135711

Category:

Page: 256

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An outstanding selection of writing on Rugby Union, inspiring and irreverent by turns

Times on the Ashes

Covering Sport's Greatest Rivalry from 1880 to the Present Day

Author: Richard Whitehead

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 075096393X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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England against Australia for the Ashes—it is one of the oldest and greatest rivalries in sports, and almost its entire history has been covered in the Times. From Shane Warne's ball of the century in 1993 to Gilbert Jessop's power-crazed hitting at The Oval in 1902; from the infamous Bodyline tour of 1932-33 to England's surrender to the pace of Lillee and Thomson in 1974-75; from Len Hutton's Coronation year triumph in 1953 to the long years of defeat before the Ashes were finally recaptured in 2005. The Times at the Ashes showcases the great batsmen—Bradman, Hutton, Ponting, Gower, Trumper, Boycott, Greg Chappell; the great bowlers—Trueman, Warne, Larwood, Lillee, Underwood, McGrath, Anderson; and the great captains—Brearley, Ian Chappell, Vaughan, Armstrong, Jardine, Steve Waugh, Hutton. This unique book also recaptures more than a century of the highs and lows of Ashes cricket through the pages of the Times and features some of the greatest writers in the history of cricket—John Woodcock, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, Alan Lee, Gideon Haigh, and Mike Atherton, to name just a few.

The Resurgence of Central Asia

Islam Or Nationalism?

Author: Ahmed Rashid

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1681370883

Category: Asia, Central

Page: 304

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Conquerors, Khans, and Communists -- The two revolutions 1917-1991 -- Socialism along the silk road: economy and society in Central Asia -- At the centre of the world: Uzbekistan -- Warriors of the turquoise hills: Kazakhstan -- The cradle of the earth: Kyrgyzstan -- The mountains of Islam: Tajikistan -- The desert horsemen: Turkmenistan -- The great game revisited: Central Asia's foreign policy -- Uncertain homelands: security, Islam and nationalism

The Cricket as a Model Organism

Development, Regeneration, and Behavior

Author: Hadley Wilson Horch,Taro Mito,Aleksandar Popadić,Hideyo Ohuchi,Sumihare Noji

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 4431564780

Category: Science

Page: 376

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This book covers a broad range of topics about the cricket from its development, regeneration, physiology, nervous system, and behavior with remarkable recent updates by adapting the new, sophisticated molecular techniques including RNAi and other genome editing methods. It also provides detailed protocols on an array of topics and for basic experiments on the cricket.While the cricket has been one of the best models for neuroethological studies over the past 60 years, it has now become the most important system for studying basal hemimetabolous insects. The studies of Gryllus and related species of cricket will yield insight into evolutionary features that are not evident in other insect model systems, which mainly focus on holometabolous insects such as Drosophila, Tribolium, and Bombyx. Research on crickets and grasshoppers will be important for the development of pest-control strategies, given that some of the most notorious pests also belong to the order Orthoptera. At the same time, crickets possess an enormously high “food conversion efficiency”, making them a potentially important food source for an ever-expanding human population.This volume provides a comprehensive source of information as well as potential new applications in pest management and food production of the cricket. It will inspire scientists in various disciplines to use the cricket model system to investigate interesting and innovative questions.