This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: ContentsForeword by Tony GreigIntroduction1. Bouncing back 2. Opening Shots3. Trial and Tribulation4. Close Call5. Declaration of War6. Master Blaster7. Steele Curtain8. Pride and Prejudice9. Snow, Rain and Storm10. The Heat Is On11. Morning Glory12. Terror At Twilight13. Tale of Two Skippers14. Captain Comeback15. The One That Got Away16. The Best There Has Ever Been17. Renaissance man, Rocket Man18. ExtrasPostscriptAppendix of Tour statistics and scorecardsThumbnail sketches of players from both sides. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: When England cricket captain Tony Greig announced that he intended to make the West Indies "grovel," he lit a fire that burned as intensely as the sunshine that made 1976 one of the most memorable summers in British history. Spurred on by what they saw as a deeply offensive remark, especially from a white South African, Clive Lloyd's touring team vowed to make Greig pay. In Viv Richards, emerging as the world's most exciting batsman, and fast bowlers Michael Holding and Andy Roberts they had the players to do it. Featuring interviews with key figures from English and West Indian cricket, Grovel! provides a fascinating study of the events and social issues surrounding one of the sport's most controversial and colorful tours—as well as addressing the decline of West Indies cricket and its loss of support in the new century. As reservoirs ran dry during Britain's longest-ever drought, a bruised and battered England team struggled to withstand the brilliance and brutality of the West Indies. The recall of battle-scarred veteran Brian Close, the frightening bombardment of England's batsmen at Old Trafford, and Holding's remarkable performance at The Oval are among the episodes vividly reproduced and discussed, while Greig explains his pre-series comments in a forthright foreword. Off the field, the 1976 series was given a vibrant backdrop and raucous soundtrack by the West Indies' fans, yet a darker undercurrent existed in a period of ongoing racial tension around the country. Featuring full statistics of the tour, Grovel! shows how 1976 heralded in two decades of West Indies world domination, changing the face of Test cricket for ever.
Über den Autor:
David Tossell has been a sports journalist for more than 25 years and is the author of four previous books. Formerly executive sports editor of the Today newspaper, he is currently Director of European Public Affairs for the National Football League (NFL). A noted sports historian, his previous publication, Bertie Mee: Arsenal's Officer and Gentleman, was nominated in the British Sports Book Awards 2006. He has written two other football books, Seventy One Guns: The Year of the First Arsenal Double and Playing for Uncle Sam: The Brits' Story of the North American Soccer League, plus one on American football, The American Match.
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