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The Ashes ‘77 by Greg Chappell and David Frith

The Ashes ‘77 by Greg Chappell and David Frith

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The Ashes ‘77

by Greg Chappell and David Frith

photographs by Patrich Eagar

Angus and Robertson, 1977, [First Edition], ISBN 0207957924, 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 to front endpaper, previous price marked in black to front endpaper, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, bumping, chipping, tears and discoloration (see photographs)

The fifty-fourth Test series between England and Australia could hardly have taken place in a more auspicious year; not only was 1977 Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee, it was also the Centenary of Test cricket between England and Australia.
Shortly after the Australian touring party arrived in England, news of Kerry Packer’s “Cricket circus” leaked out to the cricket world.  Packer’s signing of the majority of the world’s best players to perform in a series of matches during the 1977-78 Australian season, when many of them would be required by their countries to play in official Test series, ensured a head-on confrontation with the international Cricket Conference.  With both sides in uncompromising mood the Centenary year looked destined to become a revolutionary one for world cricket.”

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