By John Major
The previous major Minister examines the early heritage of 1 of the good loves of his existence in a booklet that sheds new mild at the summer season game’s social origins.All his lifestyles John significant has enjoyed cricket. In ‘More Than a Game’ he examines it from its origins as much as the arrival of the 1st global battle. alongside the way in which he considers the the most important position of the rich buyers who gambled large sums on early fits; the reality at the back of the legends that experience grown up round the recognized Hambledon membership; alterations in ideas and methods, together with the transition from underarm to overarm bowling; the long-standing, yet usually blurred, contrast among 'gentlemen' and 'players'; the arriving of the MCC and its position because the preferrred arbiter of the sport; the unfold of cricket in the course of the British Empire; and the emergence of the county online game and overseas competition.It is a narrative wealthy in anecdote and vibrant characters. some of the nice names from the 'Golden Age' of cricket – C.B. Fry, Ranjitsinhji, 'Demon' Spofforth and naturally the towering determine of W.G. Grace – are nonetheless famous at the present time. yet lengthy earlier than then the sport already had its stars: males just like the Kentish innkeeper's son 'Lumpy' Stevens, who performed on the maximum point until eventually he was once approximately sixty; 'Silver Billy' Beldham, who was once taught the best way to play by means of a gingerbread baker; the notoriously avaricious and ill-tempered Lord Frederic Beauclerk, an immediate descendant of Charles II and Nell Gwynne; and the strong 'Lion of Kent' Alfred Mynn.
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