Cricket 1956 Trevor Bailey SIGNED ~ English 1950s Players & technique ~ manual


Title: Cricket

Author: Trevor Bailey

Description: Inscribed by author on ffep. Boards in grass-green cloth with black lettering on spine. Light toning along board edges. Top and fore-edge of text block show some speckled foxing. Light foxing on ffep. Internally clean and unmarked, pages crisp. Dust jacket spine is color-faded; shallow chipping to head of spine; not price clipped; in an archival mylar sleeve. 16 pages with photographs on plates; 11 in-text diagrams. pp. ix, 189.

Inscribed ''To Harry C. Girton, / Memories of many / happy summers in the sun, / Trevor Bailey''. Trevor Edward Bailey CBE (1923-2011) was an England Test cricketer, cricket writer and broadcaster for 26 years with the BBC on the Test Match Special radio programme.

''Splendid for the young cricketer, and the more experienced Club cricketer will also find in it much that will throw new light on the game, its players and its technique... he describes successively an din detail the varying techniques in bowling, which he illustrates, not only by his own methods and experience, but by discussing the best present-day players, Lindwall, Tyson, Lock, Tayfield, Dooland--and, in addition, his photographs show Statham, Laker and Sims in action.''

[I. Bowling]: The Action, Fast Bowling, Swing and Seam Bowling, Medium Pace Bowling, Leg-Break Bowling, Off-Break Bowling, The Cutter, Left-Arm Bowling.
[II. Batting]: The Bat, Forward Play, Back Play, Footwork, Taking Guard, Running Between the Wickets.
[III. Fielding]: General, Throwing, Ground Filelding, Catching, Close to the Wicket Specialist Positions, Deeper Positions, Wicket-Keeping.
[IV. Coaching]: Group Coaching, Nets.
[V. Captaincy].

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Eyre & Spottiswoode
Place: London
Year: 1956

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