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Final Wicket

Author : Nigel McCrery
ISBN : 9781473827141
Genre : History
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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.

The Extinguished Flame

Author : Nigel McCrery
ISBN : 9781473878006
Genre : History
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In August 2016 the world will be spellbound by the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as 10,500 athletes from 206 countries compete in 306 events. Tracing their origins back to the Greeks in 776 BC, the history of the Olympics is a glorious one but it has had its darker moments. During the First World War no fewer than 135 Olympians perished. Many had won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. They came not just from the UK, Germany, France, USA but from all over the globe. Wyndham Halswelle, killed in action on 31 March 1915, won a Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in both field and track events. The Frenchman Leon Flameng, the fastest cyclist ever, died on 2 January 1917, having won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in the 1896 Olympics. The German Fritz Bartholomae, killed in action 12 September 1915, won a Bronze in the rowing eights during the 1912 Olympics. The list of these heroes goes on and on. Each Olympian, who made the supreme sacrifice, is honoured in this magnificent book by a summary of their life, sporting achievement and manner of their death.

Wisden On The Great War

Author : Andrew Renshaw
ISBN : 9781408832356
Genre : History
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A lasting memorial to those from the cricketing world who fought and those who fell.

World Cricketers

Author : Christopher Martin-Jenkins
ISBN : UVA:X004049474
Genre : Cricket players
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England Test Cricketers

Author : Bill Frindall
ISBN : 0002183390
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A Century Of South Africa In Test International Cricket

Author : Louis Duffus
ISBN : 0947464018
Genre : Cricket
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Country Life

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ISBN : IND:30000088469287
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