Greater Than Bradman

Greater Than Bradman
Author: Rudolph Lambert Fernandez
Publsiher: Cinnamonteal Publishing
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2014-02-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9383175648

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For close to 80 years the world has revered Donald Bradman as the greatest batsman ever while Sachin Tendulkar has been accepted merely as the greatest contemporary batsman. In this first-of-its-kind forensic study, find out why Sachin, not Bradman, is the greatest batsman of all time. This book is unlike any other book on cricket. It is not a biography of Sachin... or Bradman. It is an unprecedented attempt to set the record straight. It is not a compilation of interviews or cricket anecdotes. It is a tribute to Sachin. It corrects the grave injustice done to him by those who maintain that the crown belongs to Bradman. After all, Bradman is the final frontier. You are invited to take a closer look. See Sachin in an entirely new light - one that encourages historians, fans and critics to weigh afresh his place in cricket history. The author says: 'Many of the statistics I present are new. I hope I am also offering a new way of looking at their achievements, a more persistently honest way of looking at them. This book is not about Sachin being the greatest batsman in 1998 or the greatest batsman in 2010. It is about him as the greatest batsman in cricket history. So you will need to take your eyes off the TV screen playing last year's ODI or replaying last year's Test, to appreciate the arguments here.' For any fan of Sachin - for that matter, any fan of cricket - this book is a MUST READ. About the author: As far back as 2003, Rudolph Lambert Fernandez challenged the status quo - Bradman's undisputed rank as the greatest batsman in cricket history - by arguing that Sachin was in fact far greater. Ten years on, his book invites readers to a detailed comparison - the first of its kind. Rudolph's writing on Sachin Tendulkar has appeared in The Hindu, Firstpost.com, The Asian Age, The Bengal Post, www.cricketcountry.com (an India-based cricket website) and www.sportskeeda.com (an India-based sports website). Rudolph's writing on cricket has appeared in The Statesman, www.dreamcricket.com (a US-based cricket website), www.alloutcricket.com (a UK-based cricket website), www.thecricketmagazine.com (a UK-based cricket website) and www.cricketnext.com (an India-based cricket website). Rudolph invites readers to look beyond the mere obvious in cricket, especially in recording and rewarding batting greatness. www.greaterthanbradman.com Follow Rudolph @RudolphFernandz on Twitter Email: [email protected] https: //www.facebook.com/RudolphOnCricket

Cricket For Dummies

Cricket For Dummies
Author: Julian Knight
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2011-02-14
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 1119996562

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Whether you’re a weekend cricketer or aspiring armchair expert, Cricket For Dummies helps you make sense of this fascinating sport. Not just a jargon busting guide to cricket’s laws, techniques and tactics, it also contains advice on kitting yourself out and provides lessons on playing the game and improving your batting, bowling and fielding skills. For the budding fan, there’s a guide to the greatest players, the memorable matches, and a tour through the cricketing scene – both domestic and international – giving you the knowledge you need to fully appreciate this special game. This book has been updated for the Ashes 2009, featuring revised information on new players, the Indian premier league, Stanford 20:20 and the latest coverage of past and future competitions. Julian Knight is a BBC journalist, writer, and cricket enthusiast. He is a former youth coach and captain, and has been a club cricketer for over 20 years. Consultant Editor Gary Palmer played first class cricket for ten years with Somerset before becoming a professional coach.

Bradman Revisited

Bradman Revisited
Author: A. L. Shillinglaw
Publsiher: eBook Partnership
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2013-09-09
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9781783012190

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Published in 2003, 'Bradman Revisited' sold out as the first analysis of his batting technique to be supported by science. Further research has necessitated this update. We conclude Bradman's boyhood game with golf ball and stump, which evolved naturally into his 'Continuous Rotary Batting Process', was the foundation to his success.

Routledge Handbook of Sports Journalism

Routledge Handbook of Sports Journalism
Author: Rob Steen,Jed Novick,Huw Richards
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-11-17
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781317205753

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The Routledge Handbook of Sports Journalism is a comprehensive and in-depth survey of the fast-moving and multifaceted world of sports journalism. Encompassing historical and contemporary analysis, and case studies exploring best practice as well as cutting edge themes and issues, the book also represents an impassioned defence of the skill and art of the trained journalist in an era of unmediated digital commentary. With contributions from leading sports-media scholars and practising journalists, the book examines journalism across print, broadcast and digital media, exploring the everyday reality of working as a contemporary reporter, editor or sub-editor. It considers the organisations that shape output, from PR departments to press agencies, as well as the socio-political themes that influence both content and process, such as identity, race and gender. The book also includes interviews with, and biographies of, well-known journalists, as well as case studies looking at the way that some of the biggest names in world sport, from Lance Armstrong to Caster Semenya, have been reported. This is essential reading for all students, researchers and professionals working in sports journalism, sports broadcasting, sports marketing and management, or the sociology or history of sport.

Bradman s Band

Bradman s Band
Author: Ashley Alexander Mallett
Publsiher: Univ. of Queensland Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2000
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 070223141X

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Don Bradman is the Eternal Flame of cricket. As the greatest batsman of them all, Bradman consumed bowlers like a firestorm. Such a fabled and long career cast an immense shadow over Bradman's peers and opponents alike. Their stories are gathered here to make up Bradman's Band, the cricket legends who played alongside or against him in the Test arena. Among them are Larwood, Miller, Compton, Hutton, Headley, Allen, O'Reilly, Mailey, and Kippax.Author Ashley Mallett skilfully rekindles the Bodyline Ashes conflict, and the great religious divide Down Under of the 1930s. His description of the vendettas and jealousies among Bradman's peers are fascinating reflections on the players and the game. Bringing us closer to home is a profile of what The Don describes as his "greatest partnership", his sixty-five-year marriage to Jessie Bradman.The is a fascinating story of the cricket legends in Bradman's Band.

How to Play Cricket

How to Play Cricket
Author: Sir Donald Bradman
Publsiher: New Holland Publishers
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2011
Genre: Cricket
ISBN: 1742571506

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A classic reprint which no young cricketer should be without. Also a release for those who are cricket memorabilia fanatics.Here is the art of cricket by one of the greatest in the game, the acknowledged master. In this reprint of a classic, all of The Don?s essential instruction is provided in clear and concise detail in his delightful writing style. It includes the original stop-motion photographs which show the strokes and positions of Bradman?s own game. With his passion for the game, Don Bradman was keen to pass on his knowledge of cricket to the younger generation. How to Play Cricket includes instruction on batting, grip and the different strokes, bowling, fielding and running between wickets. This book is a look at classic cricket technique which includes the ?newly introduced? lbw rule.

Bodyline Autopsy

Bodyline Autopsy
Author: David Frith
Publsiher: Aurum
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2013-06-24
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9781781311936

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In 1932, England’s cricket team, led by the haughty Douglas Jardine, had the fastest bowler in the world: Harold Larwood. Australia boasted the most prolific batsman the game had ever seen: the young Don Bradman. He had to be stopped. The leg-side bouncer onslaught inflicted by Larwood and Bill Voce, with a ring of fieldsmen waiting for catches, caused an outrage that reverberated to the back of the stands and into the highest levels of government. Bodyline, as this infamous technique came to be known, was repugnant to the majority of cricket-lovers. It was also potentially lethal – one bowl fracturing the skull of Australian wicketkeeper Bert Oldfield – and the technique was outlawed in 1934. After the death of Don Bradman in 2001, one of the most controversial events in cricketing history – the Bodyline technique - finally slid out of living memory. Over seventy years on, the 1932-33 Ashes series remains the most notorious in the history of Test cricket between Australia and England. David Frith’s gripping narrative has been acclaimed as the definitive book on the whole saga: superbly researched and replete with anecdotes, Bodyline Autopsy is a masterly anatomy of one of the most remarkable sporting scandals.

Inside Out

Inside Out
Author: Gideon Haigh
Publsiher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2008
Genre: Cricket
ISBN: 9780522855531

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In Gideon Haigh's latest book, one of cricket's finest writers turns his subject Inside Out, examining those aspects of cricket that distinguish it from other games, from the centenary of Sir Donald Bradman and the cult of the baggy green cap to the threat and promise of the Twenty20 revolution. This is cricket not only as it is played, but as it is seen, run, commercialised, codified, promoted, politicised and also written about by others, with a detailed introduction to the distinguished literary traditions of which Gideon Haigh now forms part.