Titolo: Britain's Lost Cricket Grounds: The Hallowed...
Casa editrice: Aurum Press Ltd
Data di pubblicazione: 1900
Legatura: Soft cover
Condizione libro: New
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: From county grounds where Denis Compton hit a century to the smallest village field Britain's Lost Cricket Grounds movingly shows how picturesque greenery gave way to shopping malls and housing estates. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_1781313334
Riassunto: From county grounds where Denis Compton hit a century to the smallest village field Britain?s Lost Cricket Grounds movingly shows how picturesque greenery gave way to shopping malls and housing estates.
The cricket ground is as much a part of the British landscape as the parish church. Hastings used to have a historic ground in the middle of the town surrounded by elegant houses ? but then recently it disappeared under a shopping precinct with a branch of River Island where the wicket used to be. Yorkshire used to play at Sheffield?s Bramall Lane ? until the football club built grandstands over it. Like so many companies with works grounds, Guinness have closed their cricket ground at Park Royal and sold it for an industrial estate.
Now, in a further addition to Aurum?s successful ?Lost? series, following Britain?s Lost Cities and Lost Victorian Britain, Guardian journalist Chris Arnot tours the country in search of our most lamented lost cricket grounds, hearing reminiscences from former players and spectators, and finding what, if anything, is left nowadays, apart from the poignant photographs of their picturesque heyday that make this a nostalgic and rueful trip back in time.
L'autore: Chris Arnot is a national freelance feature writer who has written on specialist subjects including arts and education, property, pubs, food and travel. A regular contributor to the Guardian, he has also written for the Daily Telegraph, the Independent and the Observer. He co-wrote The Archers Archives for BBC Books and his book, Britain's Lost Cricket Grounds, was long-listed for the MCC's cricket book of the year in 2011. He is also the author of Britain's Lost Breweries and Beers, published by Aurum.
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