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Cricket on the Air: A Selection from Fifty Years of Radio Broadcasts by David Rayvern Allen (£9.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1985
Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0563203439]
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding.
Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Fifty years of cricket broadcasts are celebrated in this selection from the BBC archives. David Rayvern Alien has concentrated, not on commentaries, but on talks and discussions which portray cricket in all its forms — from primitive games on islands in the South Seas, through settings of rustic charm in English villages, in India, in the West Indies, to the scientific sophistication of international test cricket.
Some of cricket’s finest practitioners and writers are included. Their names alone give an idea of the range and scope of the selections: Rex Alston, John Arlott, Don Bradman, Neville Cardus, Learie Constantine, W.A. Darlington, Hugh de Selincourt, P. G. H. Fender, Sunil Gavaskar, Wes Hall, Harold Hobson, Brian Johnston, H. D. G. Leveson-Gower, Clive Lloyd, Archie MacLaren, Howard Marshall, R. C. Robertson-Glasgow, Jim Swanton, Plum Warner, Frank Worrell.
David RayVern Alien is a producer for BBC Radio. He has written a number of books on cricket, including two anthologies of John Arlott’s broadcasts and writings. No other game stimulates so much literature about it, and this collection is a welcome addition.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 207 pages.
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22