Author(s): Ian Valentine
"Cricket Yesterday & Today" is a unique celebration of cricket, where the days of James Lilywhite, WG Grace and Victor Trumper are shown alongside the era of modern icons Kevin Pietersen, Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar. In this unique photographic sports book, cricket is shown in a new light as historic photographs are shown alongside images from today, on a similar theme, so first Ashes tour is shown opposite today's squad of superstars, the stiff upright delivery stride of spinner Albert Trott against the 'frog in a blender' action of Paul Adams, the classical Wally Hammond cover drive compared to Tillakaratne Dilshan's Dilscoop. Each pair of photographs is discussed in a lively, intelligent and anecdote-packed style by a celebrated cricket writer Ian Valentine.
Ian Valentine is an experienced sports writer who regularly contributes to GQ Magazine, The Shooting Times and Daily Telegraph. He is a the author numerous books including Out for a Duck: A Celebration of Cricket Calamties.
Foreword; Introduction; Nearly 100 themed spreads illustrated photographs from the past and present.; The spread themes include:; Great Batsmen; National Heroes; Legendary Captains; Outstanding Bowler; Batting Strokes; Bowling Actions; Famous Spinners; Appeals; Cricketers' Wives; The Press; Friendship Catches; Fielders; Umpires; Travel Wickets; Training; Equipment; Victory; Defeat; Rising Stars; Old Hands; Sportsmanship; Famous Tests; Cricket Grounds; Female Cricketers; Family Connections; Advertising; Controversy; Scoreboards; Fans; Tours; Big Success Injuries; Commentators; Pitch Invasions; Groundsman; Tea; Rain; Bad Light; Away from the Pitch; Dressing Room.