With A Year in the Life of Somerset Country Cricket Club, Andy Nash brings to life
the daytoday problems a modern county chairman has to tackle. He must
balance the books, deal with inflated egos on and off the field, and dutifully follow
Author: Andy Nash
Publisher: The History Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
Written from the unique point of view of the club chairman, A Year in the Life of Somerset County Cricket Club is the story of the highs and lows of county cricket. Somerset County Cricket Club was founded in 1875 and since then has provided its many members and supporters with countless memories. In recent years the Club has established itself as one of the leading clubs in England, closely competing for honours every season and developing many young players through its age-group and Academy system. The Club has simultaneously transformed its fortunes off the pitch, managing to redevelop the County Ground in Taunton without freighting itself with large debts. In October last year the ECB granted Somerset Provisional Category B status, meaning it can now progress towards hosting England ODIs and T20 fixtures, which will bring many benefits to the West Country. This book provides a captivating insight into the daily workings in and around the Club throughout 2012 as it meets numerous challenges and prepares future plans. All royalties from sales of this book have been kindly donated by the author to the Clowance charity that promotes youth cricket.
This book provides a captivating insight into the daily workings in and around the Club throughout 2012 as it meets numerous challenges and prepares future plans.All royalties from sales of this book have been kindly donated by the author ...
Author: Andy Nash
Publisher: History PressLtd
Category: Sports & Recreation
Written from the unique point of view of the club chairman, A Year in the Life of Somerset County Cricket Club is the story of the highs and lows of county cricket.Somerset County Cricket Club was founded in 1875 and since then has provided its many members and supporters with countless memories. In recent years the Club has established itself as one of the leading clubs in England, closely competing for honours every season and developing many young players through its age-group and Academy system. The Club has simultaneously transformed its fortunes off the pitch, managing to redevelop the County Ground in Taunton without freighting itself with large debts. In October last year the ECB granted Somerset Provisional Category B status, meaning it can now progress towards hosting England ODIs and T20 fixtures, which will bring many benefits to the West Country. This book provides a captivating insight into the daily workings in and around the Club throughout 2012 as it meets numerous challenges and prepares future plans.All royalties from sales of this book have been kindly donated by the author to the Clowance charity that promotes youth cricket.
... Q, Z3 Shuter, John, i, Z, 3 Shuter, L. A., l Simpson-Hayward, J. H., l Sinclair,
J. H., l, Z Sissons, Ric, l Slight, James, l, Z Smith, C. A., l social class system, I
Society of Apothecaries, l Somerset County Cricket Club, l South Africa: English
tours, i, ...
Author: Simon Rae
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Category: Biography & Autobiography
W. G. Grace burst onto the cricket scene in the 1860s with spectacular force. He dominated the game until the end of the century, and influences it to this day. He was the world's first sporting superstar, rivalled as a public figure only by Gladstone and Queen Victoria herself. His staggering achievements as both batsman and bowler made him the greatest draw cricket had ever known. Though often depicted as an overgrown schoolboy, W. G. was extremely shrewd and ruthlessly exploited the power his immense popularity gave him. A notorious 'shamateur', he amassed great wealth through cricket, while remaining the standard-bearer for the Gentlemen against the Players for forty years. Researched in archives from Grimsby (where Grace once scored 400) to Australia, Simon Rae's new biography offers a radical analysis of Grace's career, and reviews the more controversial aspects of his conduct, including verbal and physical altercations, both on and off the field, and his kidnapping of an Australian cricketer from Lord's. But W. G. Grace: A Life provides more than a fresh look at the cricketer. It focuses on Grace's formative family background; his intensely competitive relations with his two famous brothers, 'E. M.' and Fred; his career as a doctor, and his ambitions and bereavements as a father. Drawing on little-known diaries and letters, and unique access to Grace's own library, Simon Rae builds up a convincing psychological portrait of the man behind the most famous beard in English history.
Author: British Library
Though tea can be rustled up in almost any local club , only the most splendidly
equipped will possess its own bar . In London ... Members of The Notorious
Butcombe Junction Group shared interests in railways , real ale , and the fortunes
of Somerset County Cricket Club . Once each year these blokes treated their
spouses to a group dinner – in a pub . ... 2 Founding decade for current British
local model railway clubs we might be surprised that so few current clubs are
Associated life 71.
Author: Ian Carter
This is the first academic book to study railway enthusiasts in Britain. Far from a trivial topic, the postwar train-spotting craze swept most boys and some girls into a passion for railways. For many in this cohort, train spotting ignited a lifetime's interest. British Railway Enthusiasm traces this postwar cohort and those who followed, as they moved through the life cycle. As the years turned these people invigorated different sectors in the world of railway enthusiasm--train spotting, railway modeling, collecting railway relics--and then, in response to widespread grief at main line steam traction's death, Britain's now-huge preserved railway industry. Today this industry finds itself riven by tensions between preserving a loved past which ever fewer people can remember and earning money from tourist visitors.
Category: Guardian (Manchester, England)
Author: Dobell, P.J. & A.E., booksellers, London
Category: Catalogs, Booksellers'
Author: Deborah Andrews
Publisher: St James Press
Annual Obituary documents the passing of men and women of achievement from all walks of life. By providing current, in-depth biographies of notable international individuals, Annual Obituary offers researchers, biographers, journalists and librarians complete biographical essays often within months of a person's death. Each successive volume builds on this unique permanent biographical collection.
INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTOPHER ONDA rMasai morani tracking a black
Somerset County Cricket Club ) , this Christopher Ondaatje is an adventurer ,
author , collector and businessman with a generous public spirit . MARY MIERS
talks to ...
Category: Country life
Author: Arthur James Wells
Category: Bibliography, National
Approximately £ 90 million a year will be available over six years . ... community
enterprise , locally known as ACE , joined with Armthorpe school to involve pupils
in saying what would improve their job prospects and the quality of life in the
community . ... As an inveterate supporter of Somerset county cricket club , hon .
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Category: Great Britain
The Somerset County Cricket Club in that year opened what it called a Shilling
Fund . ... with my grandparents at Wells , and the highly unpredictable fortunes of
Somerset cricket were then , as they still largely are , the main interest of my life .
Author: Christopher Hollis
Publisher: London : Harrap
Category: Catholic converts
Full name: Maurice Christopher Hollis.
Before long , he was having a row with Somerset County Cricket Club Committee
, which sacked his two friends Richards and Garner . ... have caught the cricket
bug , it eats away at your better judgement for the rest of your life – reply that the
dreariest parts ... Ian Botham : The Story of a Very Special Year by Frank Keating
Author: Paul Foot
Publisher: Verso Books
Category: Political Science
"Voted 1989 Journalist of the Year for his tireless investigative reporting, Paul Foot is that rarest of creatures--a journalist with a mass audience and a clear socialist commitment." "In this sparkling collection of his writing over the past decade, Foot moves from ferocious salvoes against the Tories and their friends in high (and often low) places, through the Labour Party's feeble opposition and the socialist ideas it seems to have forgotten, to portraits of great dissenters in English radical history: Godwin, Shelley, Mary Shelley, George Orwell and Ian Botham." "Paul Foot speaks in different voices to different audiences but underpinning all his work, whether it is for the Daily Mirror or the London Review of Books, lies a respect for the power of the written word to intervene--to right injustice, to expose corruption and to puncture the smug hypocrisy of a self-righteous, conspiratorial elite."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Clubs : Chester Yacht , Nova Scotia , Member ; Mid - Ocean Yacht Club ,
Bermuda , Member ; Somerset County Cricket Club , U . K . , Life Member ; The
Travellers Club , England , Member . Recreations : Tennis , sailing and skiing .
Author: Charles Whately Parker
An illustrated biographical record of leading Canadians from business, the professions, government, and academia.
This year there are four separate categories in the Outstanding New Concrete
Structures section : Housing ... Institute of Highways and Transportation at the
Somerset County Cricket Club , Taunton on Wednesday 10 February at 7 pm . ...
He was seconded to the North Eastern Road Construction Unit ( Durham SubUnit
) in 1967 where he stayed for the full 14 years of its life until it was disbanded in
For a short time he taught at Larne , but in 1902 he became biology master at
Sexeys , Bruton , Somerset . ... that he must give up all critical botanical work ,
thus reflecting the strong personality which he retained to the end of his long life .
... His hobbies included gardening and painting , and he also followed the
fortunes of the Somerset County Cricket Club of which he was one of the oldest
Author: British Bryological Society
Author: Henry Robert Addison
An annual biographical dictionary, with which is incorporated "Men and women of the time."
Parker , G . Gloucestershire Road : A History of Gloucestershire County Cricket
Club ( London , 1983 ) . Parker , S . The Sociology of Leisure ( London , 1976 ) .
Parkin , G . R . Edward Thring ' s Life , Diary , and Letters ( London , 1900 ) .
Parsons , A ... Roberts , R . Sixty Years of Somerset Cricket ( London , 1951 ) .
Author: Keith A. P. Sandiford
Category: Sports & Recreation
A contribution to the social history of 19th-century England, examining cricket's emergence as the national sport and its rapid spread to the rest of the empire. Emphasizes the relationship of the game to the Victorian mores and ethos and the role of religious and academic institutions in promoting
Author: Mary Ann Wingfield
Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Limited
This text presents a historical and alphabetical record of painters of sport over the last 300 years. It covers a wide subject area - over 200 actively played sports (throughout the period studied) and some 7,000 artists.
Since of Somerset County Cricket Club , stated : then the company has survived
a host of improbable Because spectator attendance does ... Sir Pelham Warner's
last year — perhaps the greatest batsman of all time . set was sold recently by the
well - known antiquarian ... all around Steve Waugh : up from down under 0870
429 6608 . a 46 47 COMIC TURD - HURLING GEORDIE GREIG life - changing.