Wisden Cricketers Almanack 2009

The 146th edition contains coverage of every first-class game in every cricket nation, and reports and scorecards for all Test matches and limited-overs internationals, including the burgeoning world of Twenty20 cricket.


Author: Scyld Berry

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1905625189

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1680

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The 146th edition ofWisden Cricketers' Almanackrecounts a year when cricket was turned on its head. The Twenty20 revolution threatened the established order, as the IPL exploded onto the scene with the Stanford $20 million match muscling in later on. Meanwhile England managed to lose three captains and a coach within six months. And as the next Ashes series looms, both England and Australia lost consecutive Test series away to India and home to South Africa. In such hectic times the cricket-lover - more than ever - needs Wisden to make sense of it all. As usual it offers insight, inside information and a little contemplative calm. · David Foot reveals why the new Twenty20 tournaments can trace their lineage back almost 80 years to Stinchcombe, in Gloucestershire · Michael Vaughan reflects on his England captaincy, while Mike Atherton recalls Kevin Pietersen's eventful reign. Simon Barnes wonders why it always ends in tears · A captain, a Kolpak and a colt tell their stories from the 2008 season · David Frith analyses Ashes masters of the past · Matthew Engel on how the schedule became a shambles · Nasser Hussain assesses the feats of Mark Ramprakash and Graeme Hick · Dean Wilson ponders the disappearance of England's Afro-Caribbean cricketers PLUSWisdenreports from the Arctic, scene of yet another England defeat; Romania, where the Transylvanian Impalers take on all-comers; and Samoa, where heavy bats and light fingers guarantee a shortage of balls AND Wisdenannounces its first World Test XI "There can't really be any doubt about the cricket book of the year, any year: it's obviously Wisden". Andrew Baker in the Daily Telegraph

Twenty20 and the Future of Cricket

23 Michael Coward, 'The tool dousing cricket's spot fires', The Australian, 16 Jan. 2010, http:// www.theaustralian.com. au/news/ ... 29 Sa'adi Thawfeeq, 'Sri Lanka v India 2008', in Berry, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack (2009), 1296— 7.


Author: Chris Rumford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317980810

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 140

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Cricket is a sport which is currently undergoing a rapid and dramatic transformation. Traditionally thought of as an English summer game, limited in appeal to Britain and its Commonwealth, cricket has, in the past a few years, achieved a global profile. This is largely due to the development of a new TV-friendly format of the game: Twenty20 cricket. Indeed, through the economic and media interests promoting the Indian Premier League (IPL), the world’s richest Twenty20 tournament, cricket has belatedly ‘gone global’. The rapid rise of the IPL underlines that the economic and political characters within cricket are no longer the traditional elites in metropolitan centres but the businessmen of India and the media entrepreneurs world-wide who seek to shape new audiences for the game and create new marketing opportunities on a global scale. The contributions in this book fall into two broad categories. There are firstly those which explore the rapid growth of Twenty20, particularly the motors of change and the new directions that cricket is taking as a result of the Twenty20 revolution. Secondly, there are a number of contributions which chart the impact of Twenty20 on traditional elements of the game. This book was originally published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

The Cambridge Companion to Cricket

289. 15 Listener, 20 June 1974. 16 The Times, 12 October 1988. 17 'BBC secures radio rights', www.ecb.co.uk/news/england/npower-tests (accessed 19 January 2009). 18 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2007 (Alton: John Wisden, 2007), p. 53.


Author: Anthony Bateman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107494213

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 308

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Few other team sports can equal the global reach of cricket. Rich in history and tradition, it is both quintessentially English and expansively international, a game that has evolved and changed dramatically in recent times. Demonstrating how the history of cricket and its international popularity is entwined with British imperial expansion, this book examines the social and political impact of the game in a variety of cultural sites: the West Indies, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. An international team of contributors explores the enduring influence of cricket on English identity, examines why cricket has seized the imagination of so many literary figures and provides profiles of iconic players including Bradman, Lara and Tendulkar. Presenting a global panoramic view of cricket's complicated development, its unique adaptability and its political and sporting controversies, the book provides a rich insight into a unique sporting and cultural heritage.

The Essential Wisden

An Anthology of 150 Years of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack John Stern, Marcus Williams. At Chennai, December 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, ... Against this backdrop, 2009 was a crucial year for Indian cricket. The team rose to the top of the ICC's ...


Author: John Stern

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408178966

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1082

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All the highlights of 150 editions of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Firsts Lasts Onlys of Cricket

... of Cricket Useless Information(London: Metro, 2009) Fingleton, J. H. The Immortal Victor Trumper(London: Collins, 1978) Frindall, Bill The Guinness Book of Cricket Facts and Feats(Enfield: Guinness Superlatives, 1983) The Wisden ...


Author: Paul Donnelley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780600622536

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 425

200 brilliant and bizarre curiosities highlighting the First, Last and Onlys that have occurred during the illustrious history of this sport - from the determined cricketers fined for playing on the Sabbath to the only virtuoso to score a century and take all ten wickets in a single innings. This absorbing collection of stories is guaranteed to enthral and includes some of the greatest gentleman to have graced the field of play, such as: The first player to bat on all 5 days of a test match. The last incidence of under-armed bowling in an international match. The only father and son to score centuries in the same First Class innings.Delight in a myriad of facts that you never knew about this glorious game.

The Shorter Wisden 2013

The Best Writing from Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2013 Bloomsbury Publishing. first Test since July 2009. Instead, it was all about England's fourth innings. Set 145 to win, they did not even make it halfway, capitulating for 72 to go ...


Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408192269

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1584

View: 149

The Shorter Wisden is a compelling distillation of what's best in its bigger brother. Available from all major eBook retailers, Wisden's digital version includes the influential Notes by the Editor, all the front-of-book articles, reviews, obituaries and all England's Tests from the 2012 season.

Sport Public Relations and Communication

Cricket20 the home of Twenty20 Cricket – <http://www.cricket20.com/>. REFERENCES Berry, S. (Ed.), 2009. Wisden Cricketer's Almanack, 146th ed. A & C Black Publishers Ltd, London. Broom, G.M., 2009. Cutlip and Center's Effective Public ...


Author: Maria Hopwood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136435539

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 282

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An increasingly important element of sport business is the management of the myriad of relationships in which sport entities are involved. It is the relationship management aspect of sport which is the unique focus of this book. Sport Public Relations and Communication discusses and reformulates the principles of public relations and communications by demonstrating how they can be successfully applied in practice within a sports context. Features include: discussion customized to apply directly to sports management, thoroughly exploring the nuances of the field case studies used throughout the book to illustrate the practical application of theory discussion questions to help formulate and articulate defensible arguments in relation to public relations and communications strategies, forging strong links between theory and practice examples used to draw from the authors’ extensive experience in North America, the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia and New Zealand, providing a well rounded and global understanding of the field. This is the first book to explore public relations and communications in the sports industry in a global context. It brings together applicable strategies for the sport management or marketing student, and provides a concise guide to how public relations and communications strategies and principles can be applied to sport management and marketing issues.

Australian Cricket Team in England in 1948

Wisden, Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-02-14. 2519Haigh and Frith, p. 82. 2520Haigh and Frith, p. 97. 2521Perry, pp. 98-104. 2522”Australian Services in 1945”. Wisden Cricketers'Almanack (1946 ed.). Wisden. p. 157. 2525 Perry, pp. 103-104.



Publisher: PediaPress




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Race Sport and Politics

London: W.W. Norton & Company. John, E. (2007) 'Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2007: Monty Panesar', Wisden Cricketer's Almanack; http://www.cricinfo.com/wisdenalmanack/content/ story/287064.html. (Accessed 7 December 2009) Johnson, ...


Author: Ben Carrington

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412901024

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

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This is the first book-length study to address sport's role in 'the making of race', the place of sport within black diasporic struggles for freedom and equality, and the contested location of sport in relation to the politics of recognition within contemporary western multicultural societies. Race, Sport and Politics shows that over the past century sport has occupied a dominant position within Western culture in producing ideas of racial difference and alterity while providing a powerful and public modality for forms of black cultural resistance. Written by one of the leading international authorities on the sociology of race and sport, it is the first book that centrally locates sport within the cultural politics of the black diaspora and will be of relevance to students and scholars in fields such as the sociology of culture and sport, the sociology of race and diaspora studies, postcolonial theory, cultural theory and cultural studies.

The Shorter Wisden 2012

The Best Writing from Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2012 Bloomsbury Publishing ... Other than my inclusion as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2009 and reactions to our world dominance that year, there has been little written media ...


Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408180211

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1584

View: 922

The Shorter Wisden is a compelling distillation of what's best in its bigger brother. Available from all major eBook retailers, Wisden's digital version includes the influential Notes by the Editor, all the front-of-book articles, reviews, obituaries and all England's Tests from the 2011 season.