The first cricket book, which covered a tour was Fred Lillywhite's account of an England tour of Canada and the USA in 1859 and the genre continues to this day. Recommended are the early volumes by Lillywhite and Fitzgerald and the outstanding tour accounts in the 1950s ' cricket books by Jack Fingleton and Alan Ross. More modern cricket books on the Ashes by Mike Brearley and Gideon Haigh are also well worth reading along with a host of other titles.
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A blow-by-blow account of Botham's famous turnaround Test at Headingley in July 1981, when from a seemingly hopeless position, having followed-on, Beefy, Willis and co stormed back to beat the Aussies
An account of the 1932-33 Bodyline cricket series. First edition. Small 8vo. [viii] + 244pp. Original green cloth, lightly rubbed. Corner clipped from front endpaper. Very good condition.
Accounts of the various tours from the first, in 1862-63, to Gilligan's trip in 1924-25. Small 8vo. xv + 17-205pp. Frontispiece, 15 plates. Dust-wrapper, some edgewear. A very good copy.
Cricket book. An Australian take on the Bodyline cricket controversy of 1932-33. Kippax played in just the first of the five Tests, falling to Larwood in both innings. An Australian edition was also published. UK
The two players give their acounts of the 1978-79 Australian tour. 8vo. 176pp. Dust-wrapper, very good. Signed by Taylor and Gower to title-page.
The story of the 1922-23 tour of New Zealand led by the 51 year old A.C. MacLaren. He made 200 not out in the first "Test" but injured his knee while fielding and never played 1st class cricket
Post-tour. A collection of cartoons and caricatures depicting the 1921 Australian cricket tour of England and the 1921-22 cricket tour of South Africa. Armstrong led the side to England while Collins
Cricket book. A history of Ashes cricket between England and Australia. 8vo. 96pp. Unknown signature to title-page. Dust-wrapper, fine.
An account of the 1934 Australian cricket tour of England. First Edition. Small 8vo. 290pp + 48p publisher's adverts. Frontispiece, 30 plates. Original green cloth, lightly rubbed and marked. A good copy.
A collection of Ashes recollections. 4to. 192pp. Dust-wrapper, lightly rubbed. Bookplate of the Sussex cricketer Robin Marlar.
Gideon Haigh's blow by blow account of the eventful 2005 Ashes series that saw England win the urn for the first time since 1989. 8vo. 220pp. Illustrated throughout. Dust-wrapper with residue
An account of the 1977 Test cricket series between the two Ashes rivals, played out to a backdrop of whispers about Kerry Packer's impending cricket circus. 8vo. 200pp. Text illustrations. Dust-wrapper,
An account of the 1978-79 Ashes cricket series. 8vo. 208pp. 16 plates. Dust-wrapper, very lightly rubbed but still very good.
The story of the 1985 Ashes series, won convincingly by England under the captaincy and glorious batting of David Gower. 1st edition. Large 8vo. Profusely illustrated. Dust-wrapper, very good. Signed by
The 1997 Ashes was an exciting series and entertaining series although you wouldn't know it from this rather plodding account. Paperback. 163pp. 8 pages of photographs. VG. Signed by Norman Geras
Great cricketers in Test and County Cricket of the twentieth century. 1st edition. Small 8vo. Photos. A very good copy in very good dust jacket with just minor edgewear.
Includes accounts of significant matches or performances from every Ashes series from 1882-83 onwards, including much statistical data. Large 8vo. 246pp. Dust-wrapper, very good.
A review of past Ashes cricket series. 8vo. 244pp. 32 b/w plates. Dust-wrapper, lightly rubbed to edges. A good copy.
A history of the men who led their sides in the oldest and deadliest of cricketing rivalries. Large 8vo. 320pp, illustrated throughout. Dust wrapper, very good.
Account of the Ashes cricket tour of 1953, also Elizabeth II's Coronation year, as observed by Australian Jack Fingleton. 1st edition. 8vo. 320p. plus plates. Dust-wrapper, rubbed and chipped
From the victory in India to the most dramatic Test series of the century. Paperback. 8vo. 454pp. Very good condition.
Lavishly illustrated account of the 2005 Ashes series. 1st edition. large 8vo. As new.
Rare insights into the 2006-07 Ashes cricket series, from Harmison's first delivery in Brisbane to Langer's retirement in Sydney. Paperback. Large 8vo. 160pp. Very good.
Captain Border's account of the triumphant Ashes tour of 1989 when Australia regained the Ashes by hammering Gower's bedraggled bunch 4-0. 8vo. 159pp. 24 pages of photographs. Dust-wrapper, very good.
Cricket book. A judicious and balanced account about what actually happened on the Bodyline cricket tour. Published to mark the 50th anniversary of Bodyline. First Edition. 8vo. 238pp. 8 full-page illustrations.
The 2005 Ashes series through the eyes of England's coach. 1st edition. Large 8vo. As new.
Entertaining account of the 1978-79 England tour of Australia. Large 8vo. 160pp. Profusely illustrated. Dust-wrapper, very good. Signed by Brearley to front endpaper.
Account of the 1954/1955 Ashes series in Australia. 1st edition. 8vo. 208pp. plus plates. Internally good. Dust-wrapper, heavily rubbed to all edges. A fair copy.
Entertaining account of the 1978-79 England cricket tour of Australia. Large 8vo. 160pp. Profusely illustrated. Dust-wrapper, lightly rubbed to edges. Good condition.
The Ashes series of 1997 from both sides. 1st edition. large 8vo. Fine copy. Signed and dedicated by Nasser Hussain to title-page.
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