Hedley Verity

Hedley Verity
Publisher Random House
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Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781780574202
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The name of Hedley Verity, the master bowler of unyielding menace, is one to be cherished more than 50 years after his death. Allan Hill tells the story of a magnificent sporting obsession in this reissue of the first full-length biography of a revered cricketer. Verity headed the English first-class bowling averages in his first season with Yorkshire and twice took ten wickets in an innings in consecutive seasons. Overall, his mesmeric left-hand spin yielded 1,956 wickets, including 144 for England, in less than ten years. The book, winner of the Cricket Society's Jubilee Literary award in 1986, contains a foreword by Sir Donald Bradman (whom Verity twice dismissed at Lord's in June 1934 to mastermind England's only victory over Australia at cricket's 'headquarters' in a century). It also includes a revealing memoir of Verity's boyhood and an Australian tour journal (1932-33) kept by the Yorkshireman for his relatives and friends. The story ends with a graphic account of Verity's ultimate heroism during the Second World War and is followed by a full statistical analysis of his career.

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Hedley Verity
  • Author : Alan Hill
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-01-06

The name of Hedley Verity, the master bowler of unyielding menace, is one to be cherished more than 50 years after his death. Allan Hill tells the story of a magnificent sporting obsession in this reissue of the first full-length biography of a revered cricketer. Verity headed the English first-class bowling

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Hedley Verity
  • Author : Alan Hill
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1986

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British Sport   a Bibliography to 2000
  • Author : Richard Cox
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-12-16

Volume three of a bibliography documenting all that has been written in the English language on the history of sport and physical education in Britain. It lists all secondary source material including reference works, in a classified order to meet the needs of the sports historian.

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We ll Get  Em in Sequins
  • Author : Max Davidson
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2012-03-01

A truly unique and fascinating look at the changing nature of masculinity and manliness, told through the lens of a series of Yorkshire County Cricket Club player portraits through the ages. George Hirst was a man of his time. His apocryphal quotation "We'll get 'em in singles"epitomises his no-fuss

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Tom Graveney
  • Author : Barry Rickson,Gerald Hudd
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999

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Wisden on Yorkshire
  • Author : Duncan Hamilton
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01

Yorkshire County Cricket Club is by far the most successful county cricket club in history. Since the County Championship was constituted in 1890, Yorkshire has, in addition to one shared Championship, won it outright on 30 occasions and Yorkshire cricket supporters take great pride in the county's cricketing history. As well as

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The Coming Storm
  • Author : Nigel McCrery
  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Release Date : 2017-07-30

The outbreak of the Second World War came towards the closing stages of the 1939 cricket season. Hitler permitted us almost to complete an exceptionally interesting season, Sir Home Gordon, wrote in the Cricketer magazine, When shall we see the stumps pitched again?As the West Indies touring team canceled their

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Hedley Verity  Etc   With Portraits
  • Author : Sam DAVIS (Writer on Cricket.),Hedley VERITY
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1952

Read online Hedley Verity Etc With Portraits written by Sam DAVIS (Writer on Cricket.),Hedley VERITY, published by which was released on 1952. Download full Hedley Verity Etc With Portraits Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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All Ten  The Ultimate Bowling Feat
  • Author : Chris Overson
  • Publisher : Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians
  • Release Date : 2017-11-01

For a bowler, taking all ten wickets in an innings is the ultimate statistical feat. It is also a very rare one: in nearly 60,000 first-class matches it has been achieved only 81 times. Surprisingly, although books have been written about Hedley Verity’s world record ten for 10 in 1932 and Jim Laker’

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Bradman s Band
  • Author : Ashley Alexander Mallett
  • Publisher : Univ. of Queensland Press
  • Release Date : 2000

Read online Bradman s Band written by Ashley Alexander Mallett, published by Univ. of Queensland Press which was released on 2000. Download full Bradman s Band Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Half Time
  • Author : Robert Winder
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-05-21

Set against the backdrop of depression-era politics, 1934 was an annus mirabilis for English sport. Within just a few days of each other, Hedley Verity, Henry Cotton and Fred Perry all triumphed in their field. To a sporting audience still groaning through the quagmire left by the Great Depression, greedy for

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10 For 10
  • Author : Chris Waters
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2014-06-01

The remarkable tale of one of cricket's most astonishing achievements

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10 for 10
  • Author : Chris Waters
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2014-06-05

Hedley Verity was one of Yorkshire and England's greatest cricketers. In a career that ran from 1930 to 1939, the left-arm spin bowler took 1,956 wickets at an average of 14.90. Verity was chiefly responsible for England's only Ashes victory at Lord's in the 20th century, when his 15 wickets helped to win the 1934 Test

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From Yorkshire To Archangel  A Young Man s Journey To PQ 17
  • Author : David Wherrett
  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • Release Date : 2017-05-28

David's father was a young man of seventeen when he joined the Merchant Navy in the early spring of 1939. He may well have been imagining a new life of excitement, and long voyages overseas to faraway places.

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Twirlymen
  • Author : Amol Rajan
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-11-30

They are the masters of deception, the jokers in the pack; illusionists conjuring wickets out of thin air with nothing more than an ambled approach and a wonky grip. Not for them the brutish physicality of the pace bowler nor the reactive slogging of the batsman. Theirs is a more

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