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Keeper of style: John Murray: The king of Lord's - Sandford. 1st edn, Hardcover.

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The life and times of Middlesex and England wicketkeeper-batsman John 'JT' Murray, one of the acknowledged greats of English post-war cricket. Irresistibly cool, glamorous and apparently unapproachable, Murray was Christopher Sandford's consuming hero at the time the author was confined in an English seaside boarding school in the 60s. Twenty or more years later, the two became friends. In 2017 Murray eventually succumbed to a decade-long campaign and agreed to share in full his lifetime's reminiscences, recounting his experiences of a quarter of a century as a professional English sportsman. Murray proved unfailingly generous and humorous (if by no means uncritical) in his accounts of the great Tests, the tours and the parade of celebrities, sporting and otherwise, he encountered. This treasure trove of stories - described not just in the dry accountancy of scores and averages, but in droll anecdotal detail - lies at the heart of a unique cricket book illustrated by photographs, letters and notes from Murray's own collection.

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Added value:
1st edition, Hardcover
Author(s):
Christopher S Ford
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As new
Dimensions:
240x160x25
EAN-13:
9781785314872
Edition:
1st edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781785314872
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Pitch Publishing

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The life and times of Middlesex and England wicketkeeper-batsman John 'JT' Murray, one of the acknowledged greats of English post-war cricket. Irresistibly cool, glamorous and apparently unapproachable, Murray was Christopher Sandford's consuming hero at the time the author was confined in an English seaside boarding school in the 60s. Twenty or more years later, the two became friends. In 2017 Murray eventually succumbed to a decade-long campaign and agreed to share in full his lifetime's reminiscences, recounting his experiences of a quarter of a century as a professional English sportsman. Murray proved unfailingly generous and humorous (if by no means uncritical) in his accounts of the great Tests, the tours and the parade of celebrities, sporting and otherwise, he encountered. This treasure trove of stories - described not just in the dry accountancy of scores and averages, but in droll anecdotal detail - lies at the heart of a unique cricket book illustrated by photographs, letters and notes from Murray's own collection.

Added value:
1st edition, Hardcover
Author(s):
Christopher S Ford
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
240x160x25
EAN-13:
9781785314872
Edition:
1st edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781785314872
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Pitch Publishing

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