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Cricket Literature and Humour

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AN A TO Z OF CRICKET TYPES

Twenty-six humorous cricket types with illustrations for each. Paperback. 8vo. 52pp. Very good.

£12.00

ADULT BOOK

Acclaimed cricket novel revolving around a suspicious death within a middle-class Sydney family, with events unfolding as one of the sons bats for Australia during a home-town Test match. 8vo. 385pp.

£6.00

THE AMAZING TEST MATCH CRIME

A classic mystery story, inspired by the author's time playing cricket for Oxfordshire in the 1920s. First edition. 8vo. 248pp. In the original, very rare dust-wrapper, lightly rubbed to edges with a

£150.00

ARROWS OF CHANCE

A cricket mystery / suspense novel, not seen by Padwick. 8vo. 304pp + 16pp publisher's catalogue at the back. Frontispiece (tissue-guard). Short, closed tear to p6. Original dark green cloth, sl rubbed.

£60.00

AT THE SIGN OF THE WICKET

Essays and anecdotes on the glorious game of cricket. 1st edition. 12mo. 192pp. Original brown boards with gilt titles to spine. Very good condition. [Padwick 6672]

£32.00

AUGUST OCCASIONS

Cricket fiction. Nico Craven (1925-2010) was one of the best-known faces around the various Gloucestershire county grounds. He wrote (and published himself) some 30 books – mostly about his favourite

£5.00

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

Cricket fiction. Nico Craven (1925-2010) was one of the best-known faces around the various Gloucestershire county grounds. He wrote (and published himself) some 30 books – mostly about his favourite

£5.00

BEST OUT OF FIVE: CRICKET WITH A CHUCKLE

Cricket fiction. Nico Craven (1925-2010) was one of the best-known faces around the various Gloucestershire county grounds. He wrote (and published himself) some 30 books – mostly about his favourite

£12.00

BETWEEN THE WICKETS

Schoolboy novel purporting to have been written by Jack Hobbs, the great Surrey and England cricketer. Reprinted edition 1927. Small 8vo. 248pp. Colour frontispiece. Original red cloth, spine sl. faded

£7.00

BEYOND A BOUNDARY

James's classic work traces the fruition of national West Indian consciousness through the development of cricket, where what happened inside the boundary affected life beyond it. Paperback edition.

£12.00

BLACKMAIL IN BLANKSHIRE

Mystery story by the headmaster of both Shrewsbury School and Eton College which, as usual, includes some good cricket content. 8vo. 192pp. Original brown cloth boards, rubbed to edges. Ex-library

£24.00

BODYLINE: THE NOVEL

Dramatised account of the 1932-33 Bodyline cricket series in Australia. 8vo. 211pp. Dust-wrapper, lightly rubbed with foxing to top edge. Good condition.

£5.00

BODYLINE: THE NOVEL (SIGNED BY BEDSER TWINS)

Dramatised account of the 1932-33 Bodyline cricket series in Australia. Paperback. Reissue. 8vo. 211pp. Very good condition. Signed nicely by Alec and Eric Bedser to front endpaper.

£12.00

THE BOOK OF CRICKET VERSE

An anthology of cricket poetry, from the sublime to the cringeworthy. 1st edition. 8vo. 215pp. A very good copy. 

£7.00

THE BOWLER OF A SEASON

A collection of humorous cricket stories. The author was a solicitor in Sevenoaks, Kent, and his stories seemed to appear occasionally in regional papers at the time. Paperback. Small 8vo. 136pp. Old

£130.00

BOWLER, BATSMAN, SPY

Cricket novel. The KGB seek to have influence over the outcome of an Ashes Test. Only one man can save England ... 8vo. 176pp. Dust-wrapper, very good. Signed nicely by the author to title-page.

£8.00

'A BREATHLESS HUSH...' THE MCC ANTHOLOGY OF CRICKET VERSE

Comprehensive anthology of cricket poetry. Large 8vo. 492pp. Very good. 

£7.00

THE BRIGADIER DOWN UNDER

Selection of short stories from the antipodes narrated by the acerbic Brigadier. 8vo. 173pp. Dust-wrapper, very good.

£4.00

THE BRIGADIER DOWN UNDER

Selection of short stories from the antipodes narrated by the acerbic Brigadier. 8vo. 173pp. Gift inscription to fly-leaf. Dust-wrapper, sunned to spine. Signed by the author in ink to fly-leaf.

£8.00

THE BRIGHTER SIDE OF CRICKET

Light hearted selection of cricket themed anecdotes, poems pastiches etc. 2nd edition. [xii], 191pp. Illustrations by A. Savory in-text throughout. Original dust-wrapper, rubbed to edges with some chips

£20.00

A BUMPY WICKET - THE HORACE CRICKET SAGAS

A collection of poetry about the game of cricket. Some of the poems had previously appeared in The Cricketer. Paperback. 8vo. Very good condition. Signed by the author to title-page.

£18.00

BURGUNDY VINES AND WINES

As wine correspondant of The Guardian, Arlott co-authored this study of the vineyards and wines of Burgundy. 1st edition. 8vo. Dust wrapper. Spine a little sunned, otherwise fine.

£12.00

CAPTAIN OF CLAVERHOUSE

Boy's own style pulp story in the Boy's Friend Library, written by Wally Hammond. Paperback, 1st edition. small 4to. 64pp. plus adverts. Internally very good, clean if a little browned. Some marks from

£50.00

CAUGHT AND BOWLED: A ROMANCE OF THE CRICKET-FIELD

An unusual comic novel about cricket. Small 8vo. 86pp + adverts. Original paper-covered boards, a little rubbed to spine with split to top of front gutter. A good copy.

£115.00

CHRONICLES OF A COUNTRY CRICKET CLUB; BEING ODD TALES OF THE NATIONAL GAME

Collection of light-hearted stories from members of a country cricket club. "An African Match", "Banjherat's Double", "Clifton, the Colt", to name but three. 8vo. 146pp. Original decorative boards, rubbed,

£30.00

CLERICAL GREY DAYS (FRANK KEATING'S COPY)

Cricket fiction. Nico Craven (1925-2010) was one of the best-known faces around the various Gloucestershire county grounds. He wrote (and published himself) some 30 books – mostly about his favourite

£12.00

CLOSE OF PLAY

A collection of cricket poetry. 1st edition. Small 8vo. 46pp. Original green cloth, gilt titles. Covers with a few light marks, very good.

£14.00

CLOSE OF PLAY

A short Cricket novel featuring The Rev. Septimus Jones (the Mr. Chips of the Cricket Field). Sketches by BIP Pares. Small 8vo. 62pp. Dust-wrapper, lightly rubbed. Very good condition.

£12.00

THE COLOURED COUNTIES: POEMS OF PLACE IN ENGLAND AND WALES

An anthology of poetry on places in England and Wales. 1st edition. 8vo. Very good condition.

£8.00

THE COMPLETE SPORTSMAN (COMPILED FROM THE OCCASIONAL PAPERS OF REGINALD DRAKE BIFFIN)

The fictional sporting memoirs of Reginald Drake Biffin, including chapters on cricket, golf and many country sports. The author was perhaps best known as a poet and lyricist. First edition. 8vo. 301pp.

£50.00

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