A Last English Summer

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Trafalgar Square, Apr 28, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 367 pages
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Combining reportage, anecdote, biography, history and personal recollection, A Last English Summer is an honest and passionate reflection on cricket's past, present and future.

In 2009 the county system looked directionless and obsolete; more than ever the players blessed with central contracts seemed apart from, rather than a part of, the domestic game; the home Ashes series was for the first time only available on pay-TV; and, of course, the juggernaut of Twenty20 threatened to flatten all but the Test form of the game, suggesting it may soon eclipse even that as well.

Duncan Hamilton has preserved this seminal, convulsing season, which in years to come may be seen as a turning point in the history of cricket. In the process he embarks on a journey - often a deeply personal one - through the history and spirit of the game.

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When Duncan Hamilton started writing books, sports' bookshelves got better. Read full review

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User Review  - Nsh - Goodreads

I'm a bit of a sucker for cricket season diaries, and this is very definitely one of the better ones I've read. Duncan Hamilton writes like a dream, has a self-analytical streak which tempers some of ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Duncan†Hamilton† wrote Provided You Donít Kiss Me which won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year for 2007 and a British Sports Book Award in 2008. In 2009, he was awarded the William Hill again for Harold Larwood, as well as winning the prestigious Wisden Book of the Year for 2009 and biography of the year at the 2010 British Sports Book Awards.†

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