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ROD MARSH: The Complete Illustrated Autobiography - Celebrating 50 Years of First-Class Cricket
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ROD MARSH: The Complete Illustrated Autobiography - Celebrating 50 Years of First-Class Cricket

By Marsh, Rod

South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Affirm Press, 2018. 319pp., numerous illustrations throughout: colour, duo-tone, and b/white halftone plates. Book clean and square. Backstrip firm. Illustrated boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. One of Australia's greatest Test cricketers, wicketkeeper/batsman Rod(ney) William Marsh (b. 1947) takes the reader on a fascinating illustrated tour of his life before, during, and after his extraordinary career. Including contributions from many of Rod Marsh's contemporaries and proteges, contents include: Prelims., Dedication, 17 chapters, Image Credits. Book weight approx. 1.22 KG. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$21.14

FOR CLUB AND COUNTRY (Melbourne  Cricket Club Players Who Have Represented Australia ) (Includes affixed Errata sticker)
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FOR CLUB AND COUNTRY (Melbourne Cricket Club Players Who Have Represented Australia ) (Includes affixed Errata sticker)

By Williams, Ken

East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: MCC Library, Melbourne Cricket Ground , 2000. 81pp. Each player biography is accompanied by a small b/white halftone portrait illustration. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Monochrome, illustrated card wrapper obliquely creased on upper foredge corner of front wrap, else minor edgewear. An affixed errata sticker on colophone page, else textblock unmarked. This book consists of short biographies on each player who had played cricket for the Melbourne Cricket Club and also selected to represent Australia at Test Cricket level . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword. Biographies. Appendices. Index. Book weight approx. 165g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.09

A HISTORY OF INDIAN CRICKET
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A HISTORY OF INDIAN CRICKET

By Bose, Mihir

London: Andre Deutsch, 1990. xix, + 571pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate sections. Intext, line-drawn maps of India. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain green boards nominally shelfworn only. Textblock has a small fleck on foredge, else unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn and nipped, else good. This interesting book tells the history of the 'gentlemen's' game of cricket in India - a game that is almost a 'religion' on the sub-continent. Cricket was introduced to India by the expatriate British in the late eighteenth century . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword (Sunil Gavaskar), List of Illustrations, Author's Acks., Author's Preface, 25 chapters, Epilogue. Appendices (A-H). Index. Book weight approx. 1.15 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.32

IMRAN: The Autobiography of Imran Khan
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IMRAN: The Autobiography of Imran Khan

By Imran Khan, with Patrick Murphy

London: Pelham Books, 1983. 163pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate sections. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain green boards undamaged. Textblock nominally flecked on head, else leaves unmarked. Colour, photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn only. At the time of writing the stellar sporting career of Pakistan's - and one of the world's - greatest cricketers was still unfolding . . . The contents of this fascinating biography by Imran Khan Niazi, PP. HI (born 5 October, 1952) include: Prelims., Acks., 14 chapters, Postscript, Index. Book weight approx. 375g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.27

PASSING TESTS
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PASSING TESTS

By Chappell, Ian

Coromandel Valley, South Australia : Lynton Publications, 1973. 191pp., b/white, candid and action illustrated halftone plates throughout. Book clean, spine firm but noticeably canted, and lightly bumped. Action-illustrated boards bumped on upper foredge corners, else boards very good. Text-block clean and unmarked. Australian test cricket captain Ian Chappell reviews the Test series: Pakistan in Australia 1972/73, and Australia in the West Indies 1973. Book weight approx. 390g.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.91

KEEPING IT REAL : The Darren 'Chuck' Berry Story  (Signed Copy)
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KEEPING IT REAL : The Darren 'Chuck' Berry Story (Signed Copy)

By Berry, Darren, with Blake, Martin

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: BAS Publishing, 2004. 208pp., three unpaginated, candidly-illustrated colour-plate sections. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated (author in action) card wrapper bumped and softly creased on upper foredge corners. Signed by author (Darren Berry) on half-title page (using a felt pen), else textblock mildly bumped on upper foredge corner, leaves unmarked. Long-term Victorian wicket keeper Darren Berry relates his time at the highest level of his sport. Now retired, he is deeply involved as a senior coach in the shorter versions of the game of cricket . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface (Steve Waugh), Foreword (Shane Warne), Introduction, 18 chapters, Epilogue, Career Statistics. Book weight approx. 440g. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.32

CRICKET IN AUSTRALIA. Number One
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CRICKET IN AUSTRALIA. Number One

By [Various]

Ashburton, VIC, Australia: Gary Sparke & Associates, 1979. 112pp., b/white (and several colour) illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Green boards mildly corner bumped on upper corner. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket softly creased on upper foredge corner. Contributors include: Ken Piesse, Mike Coward, Barry Gibbs, Peter McFarline, David Frith, Frank Holmes Tyson, Ian Brayshaw. Contents include: Test Series 1978/79, Sheffield Shield, Benson & Hedges, Alan Hurst, Gillette Cup, Test Averages, Test Centuries. Book weight approx. 570g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$14.09

RUN-DIGGER. His Own Story
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RUN-DIGGER. His Own Story

By Lawry, Bill (Edited By Phil Tressider)

London: Sportsmans Book Club, 1968. 128pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate section (called-for plates all extant). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain burgundy boards ditto bumped. Text-block slightly tanned only. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a small chip on rear panel, a jagged puncture on spine, else mild edgewear. An entertaining biography from 'Phanto', Australian cricket legend William Morris 'Bill' Lawry. A left-hand opening batsman, Lawry was variously described as run-hungry, dull, a cricketing scrooge . . . but above all he did not cede his wicket lightly. This is his story. First published 1966 by Souvenir Press. Contents include: Prelims., 15 chapters, Appendix. Book weight approx. 235g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.27

DIZZY : The Jason Gillespie Story
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DIZZY : The Jason Gillespie Story

By Gillespie, Jason (as told to Lawrie Colliver) Colliver, Lawrie

Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: HarperSports, 2007. xi, + 339pp., plus 2 x 8 page colour photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, slightest hint of tanning to edges. Illustrated card wrapper very good+. From the rear panel: "The first player of Aboriginal descent to represent Australia at Test level, Jason grew up obsessed with the game. Little did he realise his remarkable career would feature such dramatic highs and lows, including helping Australia claim the Ashes four times in succession; breaking his leg in a horrifying accidental collision in the field with Steve Waugh; taking on and getting the better of such legendary batsmen as Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar; being dropped during the 2005 Ashes series; scoring a brilliant double century against Bangladesh, and ultimately carving his name in the record books as one of the top Australian wicket-takers of all time . . . " Contents include: Foreword, 19 chapters, Statistics. Book weight approx. 550g. . Second Impression. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.27

THE POWER OF PASSION
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THE POWER OF PASSION

By Langer, Justin (Edited by Arthur Stanley)

Isle of Capri, Queensland, Australia: Swan Sport, 2002. xix, + 299pp., plus 3 x 8 page, colour (several b/white illustrations) photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated stiff card wrapper has a soft corner crease to rear panel. Foreword by Steve Waugh. From the rear panel: "Justin Langer's fight to establish himself at the top of the Australian Test team batting order is one of the most inspirational stories in Australian sport . . . an insider's view of the Australian cricket team, and an uplifting, feel-good look at how our attitudes to life can determine whether we succeed or fail in our chosen profession. A legendary diarist, Langer has dotted his book with wonderful snippets from recent tours by the all-conquering Australian team . . . " Contents include: Foreword, Preface, Introduction, 17 chapters. Book weight approx. 545g.. First Edition, 2nd Impression. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$45.79

WOODCRAFT
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WOODCRAFT

By Walton, Sally and Stewart

London: Lorenz Books, 1999. 96pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout by Peter Williams. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Gloss illustrated boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very good. A stand-alone title in the 'New Crafts' series. From the jacket flap: " . . . introduces a variety of decorative wood techniques from carving and pyrography to marquetry and fretwork, as well as ideas for automata and simple furniture with basic construction methods . . . Although a number of these projects require a drill and a jigsaw, they do not demand an elaborate array of power tools." Book weight approx. 772g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$8.45

DENIS COMPTON : The Life of a Sporting Hero
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DENIS COMPTON : The Life of a Sporting Hero

By Heald, Tim

London: Aurum Press, 2006. viii, + 291pp., plus 1 x 16 page, b/white photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain blue boards bumped on foredge corners. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge-creased only. From the jacket flap: "Denis Compton was one of England's - indeed cricket's - greatest batsmen. In the summer of 1947 alone he scored 18 hundreds . . . He also has the unique distinction, unlikely ever to be repeated, of having his kneecap - removed in 1955 - preserved in the museum at Lord's . . . Almost a decade after Compton's death, Tim Heald was able to put the whole life in perspective, to add new material about the memories and memorials he left behind, and to evaluate a career which remains one of the most remarkable in the history of sport." Contents include: Author's Note, 16 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 650g. . First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.61

RICKY PONTING'S WORLD CUP DIARY
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RICKY PONTING'S WORLD CUP DIARY

By Ponting, Ricky

New South Wales, Australia: HarperSports, 2003. xiv, + 334pp., plus 3 x 8 page, (colour) photographically illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has small surface abrasion to head of spine, otherwise undamaged. "This captain's diary takes us on Australia's triumphant journey to World Cup victory. Ricky Ponting shares his own insights and his team's determination and brilliance through a day-to-day account of the South African campaign with all its ups, downs, shocks and successes . . . " Contents include: Foreword, Cast of Characters, 12 chapters, 2002-2003 World Cup Statistics. Book weight approx. 580g.. First Impression. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.86

WISDEN CRICKETER'S ALMANACK 1985
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WISDEN CRICKETER'S ALMANACK 1985

By Woodcock, John (edited by)

London: John Wisden & Co, 1985. 1280pp., plus 1 x 12 page, b/white photographically-illustrated section. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean, albeit very slightly tanned on edges. Printed covers very good. Published annually before the start of the English cricket season, this reference book is considered by some to be the 'bible' of cricket. Numerous contents. Book weight approx. 700g. . Softcover. Very Good +. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$8.45

TEST MATCH CRICKET : A Personal View
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TEST MATCH CRICKET : A Personal View

By Greig, Tony

United Kingdom: Hamlyn, 1977. 176pp., colour and b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain black boards lightly bumped on lower foredge corner. Faint tanning to text-block head and endpapers, else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very mildly edge-creased, with minor tanning to reverse, short split to flap fold. "Tony Greig did not attempt to compete with the many reference book that have already been written about Test Match history. His book is more a collection of the events and the men that he himself found memorable . . . " Contents include; Setting the Scene, England and Australia - The Ashes, West Indies, India, South Africa, New Zealand, Pakistan, Rows and Riots, Touring, Now and The Future, Statistics, Index, Acks. Book weight approx. 835g. . First Edition. Hardcover And Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$10.57

A HISTORY OF CRICKET
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A HISTORY OF CRICKET

By Green, Benny

London: Guild Publishing, 1988. 288pp., colour and b/white art and photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain boards negligibly bumped. Leaves clean, soft crease to head of ffep. and small section of leaves at front of book. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket softly edge-creased at head, small closed tear to lower front flap fold. "Benny Green possesses not only an encyclopedic knowledge of every aspect of the game, and an infectious delight in its highways and byways, but the wit and literary style to give us an original and immensely entertaining account of its history . . . " Contents include: Preface, 23 chapters, Epilogue, Index, Bibliography. Book weight approx. 1.1 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$11.27

DICKIE BIRD : My Autobiography
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DICKIE BIRD : My Autobiography

By Bird, Dickie, with Lodge, Keith

United Kingdom: Hodder & Stoughton, 1997. xiv, + 367pp., plus 2 x 8 page (b/white) and 2 x 8 page (colour) photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain green boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased at head. Foreword by Michael Parkinson. "Fiercely proud of his background as a Yorkshire miner's son, his story follows his youth in Barnsley, his early days as a cricketer, through to his career as an umpire and his experiences of the international scene, all told with total honesty by this very private person . . . " Contents include: Acks., Foreword, 22 chapters, Appendix I & II, Index. Book weight approx. 750g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.57

CAPTAIN'S DIARY 2006. Australia's Road to the Battle for the Ashes
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CAPTAIN'S DIARY 2006. Australia's Road to the Battle for the Ashes

By Ponting, Ricky

Pymble, N.S.W., Australia: HarperSports, 2006. 374pp., unpaginated, action-illustrated, colour-plate sections. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated [Ponting in a pensive mood] card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. Following Australia's 2005 Ashes loss in England, Ricky Ponting was a cricketer under pressure, with many experts highly critical of the Australian captain. Seven months later a lot had changed: wins against a world XI, West Indies, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, saw Australia regain the No. 1 mantle. A looming rematch against England in Australia 2006-2007 will again contest the 'Ashes'. Contents include: Intro., 10 Chapters, Epilogue, Scores and Averages, Index. N.B. Australia won the 2006/07 Series 5-0. Book weight approx. 620g.. 1st Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.57

TORTURED GENIUS
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TORTURED GENIUS

By Romanos, Joseph

Auckland, New Zealand: Hodder Moa Beckett, 1995. 271pp., candid and action-illustrated sections (colour and b/white), plus a subject caricature (art by Murray Webb). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Plain black boards undamaged. Text-block unmarked, attached ribbon bookmark very good. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket undamaged. This unauthorised biography takes an objective look at the story behind one of New Zealand cricket's most brilliant players: Martin Crowe. Using previously compiled material, comments and photographs from Crowe's cricket contemporaries, with statistics from Peter Marriott, contents include; Prelims., Aclks., Introduction, 16 chapters, Statistically Speaking, Bibliography. Book weight approx. 570g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.57

THE WISDEN GUIDE TO INTERNATIONAL CRICKET 2011
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THE WISDEN GUIDE TO INTERNATIONAL CRICKET 2011

By Lynch, Steven (Edited by)

London: John Wisden & Co., 2010. 272pp., b/white thumbnail portrait illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean and crisp. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. "Features 200 players - all of whom were expected to appear in a Test match or the World Cup in 2011 - and provides a profile, photograph and figures for each one . . . There are pages dedicated to the leading non-Test-playing countries, including all those appearing at the 2011 World Cup, and a section on international umpires, referees and coaches, a quick-reference records section and a list of international fixtures for 2010-2011." Book weight approx. 340g. Postage charge will be reduced as this book will post under 500g. packed weight. . Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.09

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