Cardus on Cricket

Cardus on Cricket

Chosen and introduced by Sir Rupert Hart-Davis, Cardus on Cricket features a range of writings from 'Cricket', 'Days in the Sun', 'The Summer Game', 'Good Days', 'Australian Summer' and 'The Manchester Guardian'.

Author: Neville Cardus

Publisher: Souvenir Press

ISBN: 9780285641013

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 260

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Included are the imaginative reconstruction of the 1882 England and Australia test match to Cardus's descriptions of village cricket, accounts of the great players that Cardus watched play (from Donald Bradman and Harold Larwood to Wally Hammond) to examples of his 'Shastbury' writings. Chosen and introduced by Sir Rupert Hart-Davis, Cardus on Cricket features a range of writings from 'Cricket', 'Days in the Sun', 'The Summer Game', 'Good Days', 'Australian Summer' and 'The Manchester Guardian'.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Cardus On Cricket

Cardus On Cricket

Also contains illustrations based on experience. Sir John Frederick Neville Cardus (2 April 28 February 1975 ) was an English writer and critic, best known for his writing on music and cricket .

Author: Neville Cardus

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ISBN: OCLC:651728819

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A selection from the cricket writings of Sir Neville Cardus. Also contains illustrations based on experience. Sir John Frederick Neville Cardus (2 April 28 February 1975 ) was an English writer and critic, best known for his writing on music and cricket . For many years, he wrote for the Manchester Guardian .
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Autobiography

Autobiography

' 'This is a very, very good book. Cricket and music - how he makes both these worlds pulsate, life comic as well as life magnificent.' Robert Lynd 'A superb work by a master of English.' Wilfred Pickles

Author: Neville Cardus

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571286904

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

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Autobiography was first published in 1947 and was described by J. B. Priestley as 'one of the best pieces of writing that ever found a way to our Book Society. He is a writer who has learned how to write and the result is glorious.' Sir Neville Cardus is best remembered as a writer on both cricket and music and during his lifetime achieved an unparalleled reputation as one of England's greatest journalists on these two very different subjects. Born in Rusholme in Manchester Cardus carved out an international reputation for himself by his own ability, efforts and imagination and created, as his biographer Christopher Brookes put it, 'a beguiling personal legend in the course of a career which extended over fifty years.' 'This is a very, very good book. Cricket and music - how he makes both these worlds pulsate, life comic as well as life magnificent.' Robert Lynd 'A superb work by a master of English.' Wilfred Pickles
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Great Romantic

The Great Romantic

Between two world wars, he became the laureate of cricket by doing the same with words. In The Great Romantic, award-winning author Duncan Hamilton demonstrates how Cardus changed sports journalism for ever.

Author: Duncan Hamilton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473661820

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

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Neville Cardus described how one majestic stroke-maker 'made music' and 'spread beauty' with his bat. Between two world wars, he became the laureate of cricket by doing the same with words. In The Great Romantic, award-winning author Duncan Hamilton demonstrates how Cardus changed sports journalism for ever. While popularising cricket - while appealing, in Cardus' words to people who 'didn't know a leg-break from the pavilion cat at Lord's'- he became a star in his own right with exquisite phrase-making, disdain for statistics and a penchant for literary and musical allusions. Among those who venerated Cardus were PG Wodehouse, John Arlott, Harold Pinter, JB Priestley and Don Bradman. However, behind the rhapsody in blue skies, green grass and colourful characters, this richly evocative biography finds that Cardus' mother was a prostitute, he never knew his father and he received negligible education. Infatuations with younger women ran parallel to a decidedly unromantic marriage. And, astonishingly, the supreme stylist's aversion to factual accuracy led to his reporting on matches he never attended. Yet Cardus also belied his impoverished origins to prosper in a second class-conscious profession, becoming a music critic of international renown. The Great Romantic uncovers the dark enigma within a golden age.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Cardus on Cricket

Cardus on Cricket

Author: Neville Cardus

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ISBN: OCLC:50171725

Category: Cricket

Page: 251

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Categories: Cricket

Cricket Literature and Culture

Cricket  Literature and Culture

economy of rural spaces.52 Cardus's aesthetic of cricket does not straightforwardly accord with organicist paradigms, but, at a time when this ideology was being crystallised, reveals some of its emerging preoccupations. the essay ...

Author: Anthony Bateman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317158059

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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In his important contribution to the growing field of sports literature, Anthony Bateman traces the relationship between literary representations of cricket and Anglo-British national identity from 1850 to the mid 1980s. Examining newspaper accounts, instructional books, fiction, poetry, and the work of editors, anthologists, and historians, Bateman elaborates the ways in which a long tradition of literary discourse produced cricket's cultural status and meaning. His critique of writing about cricket leads to the rediscovery of little-known texts and the reinterpretation of well-known works by authors as diverse as Neville Cardus, James Joyce, the Great War poets, and C.L.R. James. Beginning with mid-eighteenth century accounts of cricket that provide essential background, Bateman examines the literary evolution of cricket writing against the backdrop of key historical moments such as the Great War, the 1926 General Strike, and the rise of Communism. Several case studies show that cricket simultaneously asserted English ideals and created anxiety about imperialism, while cricket's distinctively colonial aesthetic is highlighted through Bateman's examination of the discourse surrounding colonial cricket tours and cricketers like Prince Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji of India and Sir Learie Constantine of Trinidad. Featuring an extensive bibliography, Bateman's book shows that, while the discourse surrounding cricket was key to its status as a symbol of nation and empire, the embodied practice of the sport served to destabilise its established cultural meaning in the colonial and postcolonial contexts.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Men Who Raised the Bar

The Men Who Raised the Bar

The evolution of the highest individual score in Test cricket Chris Waters ... Cardus on Cricket, Sportsman's Book Club, 1949 Cardus, Neville, Cardus in the Covers, Souvenir Press, 1978 Cardus, Neville, Play Resumed with Cardus, ...

Author: Chris Waters

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472977557

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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Few sporting records capture the imagination quite like that of the highest individual score in Test cricket. It is the blue riband record of batting achievement, the ultimate statement of stamina and skill. From Charles Bannerman, who scored 165 for Australia against England in the inaugural Test match in 1877, to Brian Lara, who made 400 not out for West Indies against England in 2004, the record has changed hands ten times. Chris Waters' The Men Who Raised the Bar charts the growth of the record through nearly one hundred and fifty years of Test cricket. It is a journey that takes in a legendary line of famous names including Sir Donald Bradman, Sir Leonard Hutton, Sir Garfield Sobers and Walter Hammond, along with less heralded players whose stories are brought back into the light. Drawing on the reflections of the record-holders, Waters profiles the men who raised the bar and their historic performances.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Summer Field A History of English Cricket Since 1840

The Summer Field  A History of English Cricket Since 1840

Cardus suited the reactionary Field, which in a June 1937 editorial deplored ever larger and thicker pads which ... Likewise Cardus that month complained: 'In the hands of many fine players a cricket bat is just an implement which is ...

Author: Mark Rowe

Publisher: Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians

ISBN: 9781708165758

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 233

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Cricket has come a long way since players could only travel on foot, or by horse and cart. Some things never change; someone has to bat, someone bowl, someone be captain; everyone has to learn. The game is nothing without cricketers; yet the men (or women) on the field are never the full story, as The Summer Field shows. It includes spectators, journalists, ground-keepers, coaches, umpires, selectors and tea ladies. Nor is it only the story of the greatest players, such as Sydney Barnes and Herbert Sutcliffe; we meet also Will Richards, the Nottingham school-teacher; his friend George Wakerley, the job-hunting club professional; and Freeman Barnardo, of Eton and Cambridge. This history of cricket since the coming of the railways seeks to answer questions, such as: what was it like to play cricket in the past? Who played it, and why did they? And why are the English so obsessed with Australia?
Categories: Sports & Recreation