Final Wicket by NIGEL MCCRERY


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NIGEL MCCRERY
ISBN
9781473827141
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Hardcover

A While cricket remains a national game today, at the beginning of the Twentieth Century, it was THE national game. Cricketers were the sporting icons of their age, as footballers are today. When the call to arms was made in 1914 and the years of war that followed, it was answered in droves by young men including Test and First Class cricketers. The machine guns and gas of the Western Front and other theatres did not discriminate and many hundreds of these star performers perished alongside their lesser known comrades. The author has researched the lives and deaths of over 200 top class cricketers who made the ultimate sacrifice. He includes not just British players but those from the Empire. The enormity of the horror and wholesale loss of life during The Great War is well demonstrated by these moving biographies. SELLING POINTS: ? Powerful combination of Great War and Cricket/cricket players. ? Interest in The Great War ever increasing. ? Written by proved author/script writer ? Successor/companion to the best-selling Into Touch (Rugby Players who perished in The Great War). ? National/International appeal. 250 illustrations
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A While cricket remains a national game today, at the beginning of the Twentieth Century, it was THE national game. Cricketers were the sporting icons of their age, as footballers are today. When the call to arms was made in 1914 and the years of war that followed, it was answered in droves by young men including Test and First Class cricketers. The machine guns and gas of the Western Front and other theatres did not discriminate and many hundreds of these star performers perished alongside their lesser known comrades. The author has researched the lives and deaths of over 200 top class cricketers who made the ultimate sacrifice. He includes not just British players but those from the Empire. The enormity of the horror and wholesale loss of life during The Great War is well demonstrated by these moving biographies. SELLING POINTS: ? Powerful combination of Great War and Cricket/cricket players. ? Interest in The Great War ever increasing. ? Written by proved author/script writer ? Successor/companion to the best-selling Into Touch (Rugby Players who perished in The Great War). ? National/International appeal. 250 illustrations
ISBN:
9781473827141
Publication Date:
01 / 10 / 2015

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