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Sports Books titles – the best of all time?

5th October 2018

The (ab)use of the pun in the titles of sports books:  The use of puns in the titles of sports books, particularly biographies, is nothing new. 1951 gave us Plum Warner’s “Long Innings” and Jim Laker’s “Spinning Round The World”, and so a new tradition was established. Ever since these early attempts at punnery any […]

Cricket records aplenty at the Oval

13th September 2018

Two huge cricket records at the Oval smashed  by two different cricketers and best friends in the last Test match before one of them retires from international cricket…it reads like a plot of a corny cricket novel. But, as we all know, James Anderson and Alastair Cook made it happen in the latest Test match, […]

Sportspages’ New Stock catalogue

23rd August 2018

Sportspages’ New Stock catalogue is packed with rare items and sports memorabilia, detailing iconic and extraordinary sports events. We were spoilt for choice when we tried to choose a few to highlight. In the end we plumped for three extraordinary football matches. In each of them a team finished with a result football teams can […]

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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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.

£6.00

33 YEARS OF CRICKET

The author was a member of the 1896 and 1899 Australian sides in England. These are his memories of those two tours. With chapters on Trumper and Spofforth. Paperback. Small 8vo. 168pp. Portrait frontis.,

£150.00

46 NOT OUT

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

£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.

£30.00

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

£6.00

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

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

A.R.MORRIS: HIS RECORD INNINGS-BY-INNINGS

Comprehensive statistical survey of Morris's career. Number 22 in the Famous Cricketers series published by the Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians. Paperback. 8vo. Printed wrappers.

£8.00

ACTION IN CRICKET

Autobiography of the great Kent and England wicketkeeper. 1st edition. 8vo. 224pp. No dust-wrapper. Original green boards, spine a little faded. Signed and dedicated by Evans (to the political theorist

£10.00

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

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. Small 8vo. 224pp. 8 plates. Dust-wrapper, very good.

£4.00

ALFRED MYNN AND THE CRICKETERS OF HIS TIME

Biography of the great Kent cricketer and some of his contemporaries. 1st edition. Small 8vo. 224pp. 8 plates. Dust-wrapper with a few nicks, very good.

£5.00

ALL ON A SUMMER'S DAY

The first serious book on cricket written by a woman. Covers the period 1930 to 1952 with accounts of Test matches and county games. 8vo. 191pp. Portrait frontispiece, 8 pages of photographs. Scattered

£18.00

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

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

£18.00

ALLAN BORDER - AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

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

£6.00

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

£2.50

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

An account of the extraordinary innings played by Edward Alletson for Notts and Warwickshire in 1911. 1st limited edition. 8vo. 40pp. Original green cloth, slightly marked. Originally published in a limited

£200.00

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

£155.00

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

£120.00

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

£45.00

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

£20.00

ALWAYS REDDY

Autobiography of the Australian cricketer Ian Redpath. 8vo. 204pp. Dust-wrapper, very good. Light crease to first few pages (error in the printing process). Nicely signed by Redpath to title-page.

£30.00

AMAZING GRACE - THE MAN WHO WAS W.G.

The latest biography of W.G. Grace, published 100 years after his death. 8vo. 413pp. Dust-wrapper, lightly rubbed. Very good condition.

£8.00

ANYTHING BUT ... AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

The life of former Australian cricket skipper and current doyen of the commentary box. Large 8vo. x + 278pp. 24 plates, some in colour. Dust-wrapper, very small nick to head of spine. Very good.

£5.00

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