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Atherton's Ashes: How England Won the 2009 Ashes by Mike Atherton (£8.50)Publisher: London, Sydney, New York, Sydney & Toronto: Simon & Schuster — 2009
Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1847378161]
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.
Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;
From the cover: “The 2009 Ashes series was the most eagerly anticipated sporting event of the year. And the battle for the urn certainly lived up to the hype, as the balance of power tilted first one way then the other. In Cardiff, England were outclassed, only for Monty Panesar to emerge as the most unlikely saviour with the bat. At Lord’s, England laid to rest a 75-year hoodoo, with Andrew Flintoff in devastating form on his swansong. At Edgbaston, it was Australia who had to cling on for a draw, but then they went to Headingley and crushed England. So, just as in 2005, everything hinged on the final Test at The Oval, where an afternoon of brilliance from Stuart Broad proved decisive.
Watching on throughout was Mike Atherton, whose columns in The Times were required reading for all cricket fans. Having played in seven Ashes series himself, few have been better placed to know about what it takes to survive in the most highly pressured cricketing contest of them all. His unique insight into the game and the decisions of the captains gives his readers a real sense of being at the heart of the action themselves.
Written day by day as events unfolded, Atherton brilliantly captures the drama as it developed. He also provides his typically astute and compelling verdict on the final outcome: who were the key players? Who failed to live up to expectations? What were the decisions that tipped the balance of power? Atherton’s Ashes is the definitive word on this gripping series.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 245 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