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In our latest publication, Best of Enemies, John Shawcroft explores the keen cricketing rivalry between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire – whose contests in the 1930s, when both vied for the County Championship, sometimes eclipsed even the Roses matches – as well as that of their football cousins, Derby County and Nottingham Forest.
The first two issues of The Cricket Statistician edited by Jonathan Northall celebrate the ACS’s first half-century and explore where we are today.
Members should receive them in their quarterly mailings, and extra copies are available in the shop.
In May, the ACS completed its series covering grounds in all 18 first-class counties with the long-awaited publication of Cricket Grounds of Northamptonshire and Cricket Grounds of Sussex (which is back on sale following a reprint). Written by local experts Andrew Radd and Roger Packham, these well-illustrated books investigate the history of all the first-class grounds in the two counties – and for Northants, some ‘home’ grounds outside the county boundaries as well. Grounds used for List A and Second XI cricket are not forgotten, and there are detailed records sections for all the main grounds.
Horace Snary is the latest of our Lives in Cricket. Jonathan Farmer explains how Snary overcame the damage to his lungs from severe gassing during the First World War to form an important part of Leicestershire’s bowling attack: during the 20th century, no regular bowler in English first-class cricket gave away less than his miserly 1.72 runs per over.
The ACS International Cricket Year Book 2023 is now in stock. The 38th edition provides detailed information about every current player worldwide, listing all men who appeared in any First-Class, List A Limited-Overs or Twenty20 match in the 2021/22 and 2022 seasons, as well as women taking part in international matches.
Our annual publications also include the Second Eleven Annual 2023, providing potted scores for the 2022 season and biographical details on the players, and the Overseas First-Class Annual 2022, giving full scores of all 319 first-class matches played outside England and Wales in the 2021/22 and 2022 seasons, together with league tables and brief accounts of each country’s first-class season.
In the second book in our new series on Cricket Tours, No Picnic: The historic first MCC tour of India and Ceylon 1926/27, Jeremy Lonsdale tells the story of a naively-planned and gruelling tour led by Arthur Gilligan. Though MCC were unbeaten in 34 matches, much local pride was generated by Indian cricketers, including a record-breaking innings by CK Nayudu.
In November, the ACS published Ray Smith: Man of Essex.
Ray Smith scored more than 10,000 runs and 1,000 wickets for Essex in a career spanning 1934 to 1956; he also captained a British Empire XI raising funds for charities during the war.
(Norman O’Neill: Battling Great Expectations has now sold out.)
The tenth volume of our ‘Hard to Get’ series, providing scorecards of first-class matches difficult to obtain in print, covers three eventful seasons in Pakistan 1987/88 to 1989/90, during which over 200 matches were played.
In A Game Emerging: Yorkshire cricket before the coming of the All England Eleven, Jeremy Lonsdale extended his acclaimed series on Yorkshire cricket back to the 1750s, as he examines how cricket spread in Yorkshire before the arrival of William Clarke’s All England Eleven in 1846 transformed the game . A Game Emerging is also available in a discounted package with A Game Taken Seriously, which covers Yorkshire cricket in the second half of the 19th century. You can listen to an interview with Jeremy about the book on YouTube.
Andrew Radd’s George Thompson: A Very Useful Man has proved a popular book in the Lives in Cricket series. It’s the story of a ‘copper-bottomed local-sporting hero’ who propelled Northamptonshire into the County Championship before the First World War.
The Minor Counties Championship 1895-1914 rounds off our series on the early ‘second-class’ competition by summarising the first 20 years of the Minor Counties Championship.
Our sales offers include discounts on All Ten (the Ultimate Bowling Feat), Women at the Wicket, a history of women’s cricket in interwar England, Cricketscapes, examining how the counties came into being, and a biography of Yorkshire ‘tyrant’ Brian Sellers, as well as the 2020 Second Eleven Annual.
All books published in the last year which remain in stock appear under Latest Publications.
Some of our older publications are now being made available via Google Play, including four from the Cricket Witness series and 29 Lives in Cricket.
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