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Bodyline Umpire by R. S. Whitington and George Hele

Bodyline Umpire by R. S. Whitington and George Hele

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Bodyline Umpire

…an eyewitness account of a dramatic era in test cricket

by R. S. Whitington and George Hele

Rigby, 1974, [First Edition], ISBN 0851798209, black and white photographic plates, black and white photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners’ inscription on inside front cover, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with minor rubbing, bumping and chipping (see photographs)

“Whitington is one of Australia’s best-known sporting journalists, with countless articles and twenty books to his credit.  He jumped at the chance of co-operating with George Hele, who had an umpire’s-eye view of so much Australian cricket, in writing the true story of the great Bodyline controversy of the 1932-1933 Test series.
Many people recall the battles between Bradman and Larwood during those Tests: battles in which no holds were barred.  Many others have heard something about them but do not know the facts.  This book sets the record straight.  It is not only an historical document but also an intimate and exciting account of the days in which England and Australia faced each other, almost as enemies.  At one time, it seemed like the bitter end of Anglo-Australian cricket.”

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