Bent Arms & Dodgy Wickets: Englands Troubled Reign as Test Match Kings during the Fifties by Tim Quelch

Bent Arms & Dodgy Wickets: Englands Troubled Reign as Test Match Kings during the Fifties

byTim Quelch

Kobo ebook | December 20, 2012

Pricing and Purchase Info

$9.99

Prices and offers may vary in store

Available for download

Not available in stores

about

When Andrew Strauss's team seized the world title in the summer of 2011 they finally recovered what had been lost at the Adelaide Oval in 1959. In 1953 England became the 'unofficial world champions'. Len Hutton's victory at the Oval in that coronation year heralded an apparently golden age in England's Test match history. There were many heroic performances not only from the immaculate Len Hutton and the dashing Denis Compton but there were controversies, too. The title, 'Bent Arms' refers also to the petty constraints that its Test players endured while 'Dodgy Wickets' reflects the political sensitivities associated with being Imperial ambassadors.

Key features
- Book tells the story of the triumph and loss of the England cricket team in the 1950s through the memoirs of those who took part, for and against
- The tale is set against a backdrop of a declining British Empire, the institution that had helped spread the game, fostering also a complacent attitude about enduring British supremacy
- Written by critically-acclaimed author Tim Quelch, whose previous books on football - Never Had It So Good and Underdog! - have received high praise for capturing the social aspects of the eras each covered
Title:Bent Arms & Dodgy Wickets: Englands Troubled Reign as Test Match Kings during the FiftiesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 20, 2012Publisher:Pitch Publishing (Brighton) LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:190917839X

ISBN - 13:9781909178397

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews