My Dear Old Thing - By Henry Blofeld

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My Dear Old Thing

Talking Cricket

Written by: Henry Blofeld
Category: Non Fiction, Biography, Sport

Book Details:

ISBN 10: 0091741521
ISBN 13: 9780091741525
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 177
Publisher: Cornerstone
Date Published: 05 Apr 1990
Language: English

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Condition: Very Good (8813-1)
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From one of the game's most informed and colourful commentators, the irrepressible 'Blowers', come this rollicking mixture of cricketing comment and anecdote for the years 1984-89. In characteristically forthright and entertaining style, Henry Blofeld looks at the ups and downs of international cricket during some of the most turbulent years in the game's history: the rows and scandals, the triumphs and defeats. He looks at the rise and fall in England's fortunes, from their 'winter of discontent' in 1984 when they lost series in New Zealand and Pakistan for the first time, through the disastrous West Indies tour to their victory over Australia in the 1986/87 Ashes series, the nail-biting final of the World Cup and their controversial tour of Pakistan in 1987. In this new paperback edition he brings events up-to-date by reviewing the West Indies tour of Australia and the England v. Australia Ashes series in the summer of 1989. Henry Blofeld assesses the performance of England captains Gower and Gatting and the headline-making off-field antics of players like Ian Botham. In the wake of such infamous incidents as Gatting's much publicised finger-wagging in Faisalabad and Qadir's left hook, he calls for the setting up of an International Disciplinary Committee to deal with the growing problem of bad behaviour in the game. Reviewing the current state of world cricket, he discusses the turmoil in Australia, the strength of the West Indies and the rise of India, Pakistan and New Zealand helped by the genius of Gavaskar, Imran Khan and Richard Hadlee. Including a highly amusing anecdote of a baseball match at the Houston Astrodome, an extraordinary train journey in Australia, and all the off-the-field diversions of India during the World Cup, My Dear Old Thing is a not-to-be-missed account of the game, its players and the different settings through six eventful years.

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