1934 Wisden Paperback

£350.00

Thank you for looking at this Super condition 1934 Wisden Paperback. This edition is the seventy-first almanack.

When building a Wisden collection some particular years are simply a ‘must have’ and 1934 is one of them. This edition contains the full record, analysis and extensive comment on the MCC tour of Australia in 1932-1933, or the ‘Bodyline’ tour as it has become known.
Such was the ferocity of the English bowling that it led to condemnation in both countries and questions in Parliament.  The England quickies led by Larwood were instructed by the Captain, Douglas Jardine to bowl at the body of the Aussie batsman, thus restricting their infamous run-getting capability and the consternation from the cricket authorities, media and spectators created a tidal wave of venom against the tourists.

This almanack covers the tour and its repercussions. Larwood, acting under orders, was never to play for England again after refusing to apologise. Jardine was never asked to apologise and yet it was he who instigated the strategy.

The original front and rear wrappers are in Super condition, they are bright and clean, with some ageing to the outside edges. The spine is splendid, both firm, strong and very very clean

The pages within are in lovely condition.  The bat bookmark is present and complete.

The page block is very very good.

Contents Include:
The Bowling Controversy.
The Late Jam Saheb of Nawanagar.
England v Australia in the Tests.

P.Holmes, Yorkshire 1913-1933.
West Indies in England.
Notes by the Editor.
Public Schools Cricket in 1933.

Umpires for 1934.
Portraits in Wisden.
Cricket Records.
Oxford and Cambridge Blues.
MCC in Australasia.
County Champions: Yorkshire
Sheffield Shield: New South Wales.

“I have no desire to be a hack bowler up the bush with Packer” (Rodney Hogg, Australian bowler, 1978)

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Ref: 21095

£350.00

In stock

Wisden Year

1934

Overall Condition

Super 9/10

Original Front Wrapper

Lovely 8.5/10

Original Rear Wrapper

Lovely 8.5/10

Front Hinge

Lovely 8.5/10

Rear Hinge

Lovely 8.5/10

Page Block

Very, Very Good 8/10

Pages Within

Super 9/10

Ref: 21095

£350.00

In stock