Combining reportage, anecdote, biography, history and personal recollection, A Last English Summer is an honest and passionate reflection on cricket’s past, present and future. In 2009 the county system looked directionless and obsolete; more than ever the players blessed with central contracts seemed apart from, rather than a part of, the domestic game; the home Ashes series was for the first time only available on pay-TV; and, of course, the juggernaut of Twenty20 threatened to flatten all but the Test form of the game, suggesting it may soon eclipse even that as well. Duncan Hamilton has preserved this seminal, convulsing season, which in years to come may be seen as a turning point in the history of cricket. In the process he embarks on a journey – often a deeply personal one – through the history and spirit of the game.
When I collect Wisdens I am often asked to take boxes of general cricket books – as you may or may not know my knowledge is of Wisdens so I take these books by honestly telling people that I have no idea of their worth and I do not pay for them – so on here I list them at what is hopefully a price less than they are sold elsewhere (please correct me on any if I am wrong) and if you decide to buy any, EVERY penny will go to The Alzheimers’ Society. A charity very close to my heart.
The postage you pay will go towards the postage cost – but if a book sells for £10 and postage is £1, then £10 will go to the AS. If a book is available for £0, then the WCC will donate £1 to the AS.
***Please be patient when you buy, I will get them out as quickly as I can.