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.

Author: Brian Levison

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 9781911216599

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.
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Remarkable 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.

Author: Brian Levison

Publisher: Pavilion

ISBN: 1911595563

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.
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The Shorter Wisden 2017

Subba Row was worried there was too much Test cricket and wanted to know
what could be done about it. Richie's suggestion: “Play ... generate a book like
this. As could surely be said of Brian Levison's Remarkable Cricket Grounds,
which, ...

Author: Lawrence Booth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472935236

Category: Sports & Recreation

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The Shorter Wisden is a compelling distillation of what's best in its bigger brother – and the 2017 edition of Wisden is crammed, as ever, with the best writing in the game. Available from all major eBook retailers, Wisden's digital version includes the influential Notes by the Editor, all the front-of-book articles, including Matthew Engel looking back at 60 years of Test Match Special, Derek Pringle revealing the secrets of ball-tampering, and Gideon Haigh exploring the evolution of the six. There are also superb pieces by Rob Smyth, Vic Marks and Tanya Aldred, plus reviews, obituaries and all England's Tests from the 2016 season. In an age of snap judgments, Wisden's authority and integrity are more important than ever. Yet again this year's edition is truly a "must-have†? for every cricket fan. "There can't really be any doubt about the cricket book of the year, any year: it's obviously Wisden" Andrew Baker in the Daily Telegraph @WisdenAlmanack
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A Remarkable Man

All cricket grounds bear a forlorn aspect in the middle of winter but as George
describes: 'The Long Room was ... Outside, the pitch was covered with barbed
wire and of course there was a barrage balloon anchored above the nursery
ground.

Author: Andrew Murtagh

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782000198

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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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.
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Cricket Grounds

The Evolution, Maintenance and Construction of Natural Turf Cricket Tables and
Outfields Roger D. C. Evans. Groundsmanship in the 1950's had ... From then on
things became even more remarkable . With Australia batting , Laker's spin ...

Author: Roger D. C. Evans

Publisher: STRI

ISBN: 1873431007

Category: Cricket grounds

Page: 221

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Covering all aspects of cricket groundsmanship, this text sets the maintenance of modern cricket grounds in historical context by a survey of the groundsman's art since the 1600s. The work details the history of groundsmanship either side of World War II, looking at the modern role of agronomists and other scientists in the study of cricket surfaces. Subsequent topics include: the assessment of an existing table; pitch preparation; mechanized maintenance operations; fertilizer and top dressing; weed, moss, worm and pest control; renovation and repair; and care of the outfield. A chapter is devoted to the planning and construction of new grounds.
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Cricket

There is one Australian left - handed bowler who we regret has never been seen
on English cricket grounds — Tom ... that Allan , “ the bowler of the century , ' as
he was called in Australia , possessed some of the most remarkable qualities .

Author: Allan Gibson Steel

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105002095573

Category: Cricket

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Cricket as it should be played with the rules By an ex captain

Cricket. Manchester . — The best ground is the Old Trafford , where the
Lancashire County matches are played . It is really first - rate ; almost equally
good is the Broughton , where the facilities for seeing the game are remarkable .
Oxford .

Author: Cricket

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ISBN: OXFORD:600076804

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All in a Day s Cricket

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 ...

Author: Brian Levison

Publisher: Constable

ISBN: 1472117190

Category: Cricket

Page: 464

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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.
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The National Nurseryman

Southern States , which stands in the grounds of the Germantown Cricket Club , a
club , by the way , which has a more ... In Germantown , too , I saw a sentative of
the New York Tribune he said : remarkable specimen of the pecan hickory ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293029935008

Category: Nurseries (Horticulture)

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The American Cyclopaedia

When this is not the case, even a hamlet almost invariably has at least a bit of
cricket ground or common, where, on benches under a ... The gardens of
Antwerp, the Hague, and Warsaw, and the “city grove" of Pesth, are also
remarkable.

Author: George Ripley

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210010827416

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Rural Californian

... cricket ground is the finest others in Southern California . It is about equally
divcultivated plant of the cucumber tree that I ever en ided in valley and uplands ,
the foothills , knolls and gradcountered . In Germantown too , I saw a remarkable
a ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:HXHRX7

Category: Agriculture

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The Windsor Magazine

Thus it comes that as out ! the record attendance on a Yorkshire ground The
Aigburth ground , at Liverpool was at a ... one KENNINGTON OVAL , SURREY'S
COUNTY GROUND . innings ; whilst in 1888 Briggs performed a very remarkable
the ... It would seem that Derbyshire Lancashire cricket ground , as for many
years matches at Old Trafford are always exciting it is likely to be . for somebody
or other !

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ISBN: MINN:319510028022508

Category: England

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The Sketch

It is remarkable that Lockwood , the Surrey crack , cricket , to provide the
sensation of the season up to date . ... On one occasion W. W. Read has scored
over 300 , and member of the ground staff at Lord's , was born near Chesterfield
in 1849 ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951002800406D

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The Official Guide to the London and South Western Railway

... is noteworthy as a favourite collecting - ground for the botanist , while the
ornithological section of Exeter Museum can ... the visitor may now enjoy the
advantages of good lawn - tennis and cricket grounds , well - stocked circulating
libraries ...

Author: Cassell and Company, ltd

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041792701

Category: Great Britain

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London Town Past and Present

A FAMOUS CRICKET GROUND 889 Harewood own ideas , that many of his
most popular on the east , and abolished two ... This he gave up tor of remarkable
vigour , has utterly vanished about the year 1810 for another site , whence to
make ...

Author: W. W. Hutchings

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015014111101

Category: London (England)

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The Spectator

But the most remarkable achievement remains to be told. In 1895, the thirtieth
year after his first appearance in the Metropolitan cricket-grounds, he stood
second on the list with 51, being only half a run behind the first, and nearly
doubling the ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105007433332

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The Amateur s Guide

Edward Payson Weston against “ Time , " Northumberland Cricket Ground ,
Newcastle - upon - Tyne . ... Performed twice by William Gale , viz . , at the
Canton Hotel Grounds , Cardiff , June 28 to July 25 , 1877 , and at the Agricultural
Hall ...

Author: John Goulding

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:089642902

Category: Outdoor recreation

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The Boy s Own Annual

But following remarkable fashion . ... When he left the pavilion the ground is very
pleasant and very comfortable , whilst to join Henderson , seven runs were
needed for Surrey to I ... wickets with four consecutive balls . cashire cricket - it
saw the smallest Oh , that Taunton cricket ground , score which the Red Rose
ever with ...

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ISBN: UCAL:C2724012

Category: Children's periodicals

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