Two good things about each of these books :
Cricket’s Strangest Matches : The Bramble Bank game played on the Solent before the incoming tide is one of Britain’s quirkiest traditions; the picture of Wesley Hall bouncing Aussie Norman O’Neill illustrates in no uncertain terms why every schoolboy wants to be a fast bowler.
Wodehouse at the Wicket : Dulwich College’s greatest Old Boy played at Lords amongst the Authors v. Publishers in 1922. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Hugh de Selincourt present, the scorecard is at the back; the poems.
Thanks, Johnners : The photo of Johnners in his Boundary Road study is a cricket fan’s delight; the passages retold of Aggers bounding around the family farm as a teenager listening to TMS are great.
WG’s Birthday Party : The old photo of WG leading the team out into the middle; the fact that Beldam’s black and white adorns the front cover.