The Test of the Century

The Test of the Century



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By Barry Nicholls
Format Hardback
Page Extent 274
Book Size 195 x 140 x 25 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint New Holland Publishers
Release Date 27/09/2017
Subject Classification Sports & outdoor recreation / Ball games / Cricket

The Ashes is the ultimate prize in cricket. These series, played between Australia and England, have been going since the 1880s and now approach the crucial 70th meeting between the two teams with results spread evenly. Respected cricket writer Barry Nicholls takes a pop culture look at the history of the contests, with essential facts, records and trivia listed. Nicholls choses ‘Facebook’ moments, twitter facts and Instagram images to appeal to a modern audience.

All the great names are here … Bradman, Chappell, Lillee, Marsh, Border, Waugh and Warne … as well as overviews and stats of almost 70 cricket contests. Barry Nicholls’ Pocket History of Cricket’s Ashes Contests is bound to appeal to all cricket fans and become an argument settler in the years ahead.

Barry Nicholls

Barry Nicholls is an award-winning West Australian based broadcaster and journalist who presents a three-hour daily drive program on ABC South West. He also hosts a fortnightly half-hour podcast on sport writing for ABC Grandstand and has presented programs across Australia on ABC Local Radio.