England-2016

THE MAGIC OF SPIN

From confabs with ‘Tiger’ O’Reilly at the Pineapple Hotel to a little known net’s session between Ian Chappell and Shane Warne, Ashley Mallett’s The Magic of Spin is one of those impossible-to-put-down books which will delight again and again.

Hard-spinning, dipping deliveries just above the eye level have been sorting out even the most confident and sure-footed batsmen for years, he says.

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KEEPER OF STYLE: JOHN MURRAY’S STORY

John Murray was one of the great ones. Not a champion cricketer, in the ilk of a Edrich or Compton, his early Middlesex teammates, but a champion bloke, kind, modest, brave, loyal and always exceedingly generous. [Read More…]