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It’s just not cricket…or is it?

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18th March 2019

Cricket Literature and Humour

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

ALL ROUND SPORT WITH FISH, FUR AND FEATHER

Largely concerned with field sports but includes chapters on curling, sailing, horse-racing and cricket: the Puddleton and Ground V. The Cottonspinners of Bobbintown. First edition. 8vo. 302pp. Original

£24.00

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. Original brown cloth boards. Lightly foxed to page edges and original owner's

£38.00

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. Rebound in green cloth, gilt titles to spine. Ex-Woodhouse collection with his bookplate. [Padwick 6672]

£35.00

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]

£40.00

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

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A CAD

Autobiography of the author of 'England, their England', one of the best-loved cricket novels. First edition. 8vo. 314pp. Original blue cloth, a little bumped and worn at edges. A good copy.

£8.00

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

£10.00

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. First Edition.

£135.00

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. First Edition,

£38.00

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, very good.

£5.00

BONAVENTURE AND THE FLASHING BLADE

Cricket book. Clyde St. Joseph Bonaventure has a passion for computers but is rubbish at cricket. So he writes a programme that enables him to belt a double-ton and take 6 wickets in a match. Then

£24.00

THE BOOK OF CRICKET VERSE

An anthology of cricket poetry, from the sublime to the cringeworthy. 1st edition. 8vo. 215pp. Small tear to front wrapper. A very good copy. Signed by Brodribb on the title page.

£20.00

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

THE BRIGADIER DOWN UNDER

Selection of short stories from the antipodes narrated by the acerbic Brigadier. 8vo. 173pp. Dust-wrapper, a little faded at the spine. Very good.

£3.00

THE BRIGHTER SIDE OF CRICKET

Light hearted selection of cricket themed anecdotes, poems pastiches etc. 1st edition. [xii], 191pp. Illustrations by A. Savory in-text throughout. Very good condition. Text block clean and bright with

£20.00

THE BRIGHTER SIDE OF CRICKET

Light hearted selection of cricket themed anecdotes, poems pastiches etc. 1st edition. [xii], 191pp. Illustrations by A. Savory in-text throughout. Foxing to page edges and endpapers. No dustwrapper. A

£7.00

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.

£145.00

CHINAMAN - THE LEGEND OF PRADEEP MATTHEW

Cricket book. A novel about a remarkable Sri Lankan cricketer called Pradeep Matthew. Paperback. 8vo. 397pp. Fine condition.

£5.00

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,

£50.00

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.

£24.00

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, fine.

£10.00

COTSWOLD COUNTRY COUSINS: PASTORAL PLEASURES

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 team and the

£6.00

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