WISDEN AT THE OVAL: An Anthology


WISDEN AT THE OVAL: An Anthology

EDITED BY JON SURTEES    Book Number: 87161    Product format: Hardback

Since opening its gates in 1848, The Oval has played its host to an array of blue-ribbon sporting events including the FA Cup final, and the England Football and Rugby teams' first home matches, but it is as an iconic cricket venue that it is so widely known and loved. The modern-day history of cricket can be told purely by referencing events that have taken place at The Oval or players that called the ground home and our book takes the reader through that very rich history. It showcases the remarkable matches and series from the First Test match in England (England v Australia 1880) and the subsequent birth of the Ashes, to the first-ever official County Championship (won by Surrey), the first-ever World Cup in 1975, The Oval's key role in the birth of Twenty20 in 2003, and the biggest series of modern times with the 2005 Ashes. It celebrates outstanding players and performances including Jack Hobbs, Len Hutton's astounding 364 in 1938, Don Bradman's final Test innings, Fred Trueman becoming the first player to take 300 Test wickets, and the era-defining West Indians of the 70s and 80s. The Wisden Almanack in its recognisable yellow design is copied for this venerable publication. Eight pages of black and white and eight pages of colour photos and dozens of articles on the gents and players, wartime and the trophies from Micky to Alec Stewart, and other key figures on and off the field for over 60 years. 312pp.
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ISBN 9781472942654
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