For the Love of the Game: An Oral History of Cricket - David LemmonMichael Joseph, 1993, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. A hint of tanning to the edges of the leaves.
From the cover: “For the Lore of the Game presents eye-witness accounts of cricket from its earliest days, so producing a living history of the game primarily in the words of those who have played it or been closest to it. In a sustained narrative by different voices, this book shows the development of cricket, the changing social attitudes, the players who have graced it and the great events which are its magic.
The early part of the book uses published materials from contemporary sources, including interviews that A. W. Pullin (Old Ebor) conducted with famous cricketers at the turn of the century. From the eighteenth century and the days of Hambledon through the golden age of the nineteenth century and the Edwardian era, David Lemmon skilfully draws upon the definitive and most vivid accounts of the great games and the great players.
From the period of the 1920s onwards, David Lemmon has personally interviewed many of the most famous players in the game both in Britain and overseas, thus enabling living voices to join those of past eras. Among the many famous players interviewed are Frank Tyson; Tommy Mitchell, a member of the England side in the Body-Line series; Jack Hobbs; Donald Bradman and the South African Test player ‘Tuppy’ Owen-Smith. The result is a classic and hugely varied account of nearly three hundred years of cricket history.”