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Cricket Biographies

Cricket Biographies

Cricket has always been a rich source of material for biographers. In this section, you'll find a vast range of cricket books of biography and autobiography; from the greats such as Grace and Bradman to more obscure players and and personalities from cricket history. Search by cricket book title or use the the Search box above to find a specific name.

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10 FOR 10 - HEDLEY VERITY AND THE STORY OF CRICKET'S GREATEST BOWLING FEAT

The remarkable story of the Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire match of 1932 in which Hedley Verity took his world-record figures, forming a moving and richly detailed portrait of the cricketer's life and career,

£7.00

100 FIRST-CLASS UMPIRES

Illustrated profiles of a hundred of the best to have stood in the middle of top-flight cricket in England. 8vo. 128pp. Paperback. Very good condition.

£8.00

101 NOT OUT - PROF. DB DEODHAR

Biography of the Indian Cricketing great DB Deodhar, who in the 1980's had the regional trophy named in his honour. 'Deluxe' Limited editon. 8vo. 80pp. including photos. Very good in dust wrapper. Numbered

£40.00

19-90: JIM LAKER

The story of Jim Laker's extraordinary bowling feat against the Australians during the Old Trafford Test match of 1953. 8vo. 223pp. 16 plates. Dust-wrapper, very good. Ink inscription to fly-leaf.

£5.00

20TH CENTURY ALL-ROUNDER - REMINISCENCES AND REFLECTIONS OF CLIVE VAN RYNEVELD

Autobiography by the multi-talented mid-20th century sportsman who played cricket for South Africa and rugby union for England. 8vo. 199pp. Paperback. Very good condition. Nicely signed by the author

£15.00

46 NOT OUT

Light-hearted cricket autobiography of Fleet Street writer and cricketer "Crusoe" Robertson-Glasgow. Born in Scotland, played for Oxford, Somerset and England. 8vo. 206pp. Frontispiece, 8 pages of photographs.

£10.00

55 YEARS CRICKET MEMORIES

Reminiscences of the cricket journalist, George Brooking, with much on Lancashire and South African cricket.  Paperback. 8vo. 156pp. A few illus. in the text, mainly portraits. Illustrated card covers.

£24.00

66 YEARS' MEMORIES OF KENT CRICKET

Reminiscences of Kent cricket reaching back to the pre-WW1 era. Small 8vo. 81pp. Original printed boards with a couple of small marks to front. A very good copy.

£9.00

94 DECLARED: CRICKET REMINISCENCES

Written only months before his death in 1980, the playwright Ben Travers looks back on a lifetime following cricket, from watching WG bat and Jessop's heroic innings at the Oval in 1902 through Bradman

£9.00

THE A-Z OF BRADMAN

Cricket book, subtitled "Every fact you ever wanted to know about the Don, and many you had never imagined". Paperback. 8vo. 336pp. Very good condition. Signed by the author to title-page (not dedicated).

£10.00

A.D. TAYLOR: THE CRICKETOLOGIST

An appreciation of the well-known journalist and cricket collector. Paperback. 8vo. 91pp. Limited edition 78/200. Very good copy.

£12.00

A.P. 'BUNNY' LUCAS. THE BEST OF ALL MY BOYS

Biography of the Surrey, Essex and England cricketer of the Victorian era. From the ACS Lives in Cricket series. Paperback. 1st edition. A fine copy.

£12.00

ACTION IN CRICKET

Autobiography of the great Kent and England wicketkeeper. 1st edition. 8vo. 224pp. No dust-wrapper. Original green boards. A good copy.

£4.00

ACTION IN CRICKET

Autobiography of the great Kent and England wicketkeeper. 1st edition. 8vo. 224pp. Dust-wrapper, rubbed to edges. Signed nicely by Evans to title-page (not dedicated).

£14.00

AFST TESTIMONIAL SOUVENIR - "BOBBY" (AFS TALYARKHAN - INDIAN BROADCASTER)

Magazine-style souvenir publication sharing illustrated tributes to the legendary Indian cricket journalist AFS Talyarkhan, affectionately known as 'Bobby', commemorating his fifty years of broadcasting

£48.00

AJIT WADEKAR - MY CRICKETING YEARS

Autobiography of the great Indian Test cricketer and captain. First edition. 8vo. 159pp. No dust-wrapper. Very good condition.

£12.00

THE ALDERMAN'S TALE

"The Alderman" was Brian Johnson's name for Don Mosey when they worked together in the TMS commentary box in the late 1970s and 80s. Mosey (1924-99) was a versatile sports journalist in both print and

£4.00

ALEC STEWART'S ENGLAND DIARY

An illustrated report on two years of Test cricket up to the 1999/2000 winter tour of South Africa, including the author's forthright views on his experiences as captain, why he lost the job and his dual

£9.00

ALEC WATSON: CHUCKER?

Biography of the Lancashire and England cricketer of the Victorian era. From the ACS Lives in Cricket series. Paperback. 1st edition. A fine copy.

£12.00

ALFRED LYTTELTON. HIS HOME-TRAINING AND EARLIER LIFE

Alfred Lyttelton (b: 1857, d: 1913) played cricket for Middlesex and England, was President of MCC in 1898, represented England at football in 1877, and appeared in a Cup Final for the Old Etonians the

£475.00

ALFRED MYNN AND THE CRICKETERS OF HIS TIME

Biography of the great Kent cricketer and some of his contemporaries. First edition.Small 8vo. 224pp. Dust-wrapper, very good. 

£5.00

ALFRED SHAW CRICKETER: HIS CAREER AND REMINISCENCES

Autobiography of the great Nottinghamshire and England bowler whose long cricket career began in 1863, Shaw organised and participated in many of the early English tours to Australia. Also with a statistical

£48.00

ALI - THE LIFE OF ALI BACHER

Biography of the South African test cricketer and administrator.With a foreword by Nelson Mandela. Large 8vo. Paperback. 450pp. Illus. Very good condition.

£8.00

ALI - THE LIFE OF ALI BACHER

Biography of the South African test cricketer and administrator. With a foreword by Nelson Mandela. Large 8vo. Paperback. 450pp. Illus. Covers are lightly rubbed. From the collection of the sportswriter

£18.00

ALIM-UD-DIN. A STRAIGHT BAT - CRICKETING TIMES OF PAKISTAN OPENER FROM THOSE HALCYON DAYS

Cricket biography of the Pakistani opening batsman who played in the historic Oval Test of 1954, when Pakistan beat England and so achieved their first Test victory. 8vo. 284pp. Dust-wrapper, very good.

£20.00

ALL ROUND VIEW

Cricket autobiography of the great Pakistani all-rounder, born and raised in Lahore, schooled at RGS Worcester, then Keble College, Oxford where he captained the University team. He played briefly for

£4.00

ALLAN BORDER - AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Autobiography of the high scoring Australian left-hander and captain. 8vo. 230pp. 16 plates. Fly-leaf removed. Dust-wrapper, very good.

£5.00

ALLAN LAMB: MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Allan Lamb was a great batsman and an entertainer. With over 4600 Test runs, including 14 Test hundreds for England and over 100 one-day international appearances, he was one of the most successful

£12.00

ALLAN WATKINS. A TRUE ALL-ROUNDER

Biography of the Glamorgan cricketer of the 1940s and 1950s. From the ACS Lives in Cricket series. Paperback. 1st edition. A fine copy.

£12.00

ALLETSON'S INNINGS

"On Saturday, 20th May 1911, at Hove, E. B. [Edwin Boaler] Alletson, batting for Notts against Sussex, scored 189 in 90 minutes; he made the last 142 of his runs in 40 minutes. This is the most remarkable

£85.00

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