Strange Death of English Leg Spin, The

Subtitle:
How Cricket's Finest Art Was Given Away
Author:
Justin Parkinson
Price:
£12.99
Publication date:
ISBN:
9781785310294
Format:
Paperback
Size:
216 x 138
Pages:
224

Description

How many people know that English cricketers pioneered the art of bowling leg spin, as mastered by Shane Warne? Leg breaks, googlies, flippers - all were invented here. So how did we come to give it all away? Justin Parkinson charts a history of neglect and ineptitude - yet suggests how England can once again become the global centre of leg spin.

 

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About the author

Justin Parkinson is the author of Then Came Massacre: The Story of Maurice Tate, Cricket's Smiling Destroyer, which was described as 'superb' by Wisden, and won him CricketWeb's best new author award. Justin is a political reporter and broadcaster for the BBC. He studied history at Cambridge University before joining the Brighton Argus newspaper.