A Book for the Ages

REVIEWING: Feeling is the thing that happens in 1000th of a second: a season of cricket photographer Patrick Eagar by Christian Ryan (Riverrun/Hachette, London, 2017)… for all its delightful myriads and laneways of opinion, cricket still has its indisputables. Best batsman? Bradman. Best bowler? Warne. Best broadcaster? Arlott. Best writer? Cardus.

And the most outstanding cricket photographer? Patrick Eagar, with daylight second.

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Ken Piesse’s 52nd cricket book is out soon

From rare 19th Century cabinet photographs and books to a stump signed by Don Bradman and his 1948 Invincibles, Ken Piesse from has handled some of Australian cricket’s most priceless collectibles.

His cricket library is large and varied from books and ephemera to cigarette and trade cards, but he says few can afford to keep everything they collect.

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