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Fours Galore by R. S. Whitington

Fours Galore by R. S. Whitington

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Fours Galore

The West Indians and their Tour of Australia 1968-69

by R. S. Whitington

Cassell Australia, 1969, [First Edition], 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’ inscriptions to front endpapers, age toned pages, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, bumping, chipping, tears and discoloration (see photographs)

For some years, the West Indies cricket team has been widely acknowledged as being the best in the world.  If this position was to be challenged, it would surely be by that other great cricketing nation – Australia.  Thus the 1968/69 West Indians’ Tour of Australia was looked upon by many, not only as a Test series between two great teams, but also as a struggle for what amounted to international cricket supremacy.
The first part of Dick Whitington’s latest in a series of highly successful cricket books, introduces the West Indians and the colourful islands which provide the background to their unique and engaging style of cricket.  In addition, this experienced cricket writer picks out some ‘greats’ from both West Indian and Australian cricket history, these include Sir Frank Worrell, Gary Sobers and Lord Constantine, Wally Grout, Stan McCabe and Ian Chappell; he recounts some of their greatest innings, as well as many anecdotes, which give us more than a glimpse of their personalities both on and off the ground.”

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