Basic: Fitness On The Ball
Cricket's Greatest Rivalry
By Simon Hughes
'Hughes takes us on a breathless tour through cricket history, the great players, personalities, matches and events. He never slackens pace or dwells on the dry details of the scoreboard.' - The TimesFrom the William Hill Award-Winning author of A Lot of Hard Yakka comes Cricket's Greatest Rivalry: A History of the Ashes in 10 Matches, a fast-paced, distinctive history of the iconic, 135-year-old cricketing rivalry between England and Australia. The new paperback edition is completely revised and updated to include the tumultuous two series of 2013-2014, which saw more more twists and turns in this enthralling contest. No other sport has a fixture like the Ashes. From the early 1880s the rivalry between these two great sporting nations has captured the public imagination and made sporting legends of its stars. Commentator, analyst and award-winning cricket historian Simon Hughes tells the story of the ten seminal series that have become the stuff of sporting folklore. Cricket's Greatest Rivalry places you right at the heart of the action of each pivotal match, explaining the social context of the time, the atmosphere of the crowd and the background and temperaments of the players that battled in both baggy green and blue caps.Simon starts his story at the very birth of the Ashes and tells the tale of the band of Australians that took on the best gentleman and players in the Empire's HQ and beat them on their home turf. That momentous occasion set the tone for some epic contests including:The thrilling 1902 Test at Old Trafford, which was one by a mere three runs.The incredible innings of Hobbs and Sutcliffe in front of a tense and packed Oval in 1926.The legendary 'bodyline' series of Jardine, Larwood, Bradman et al in 1933.The incredible run chase in 1948 that also saw Bradman's last test.England's reprise in the fifth test of 1953 when Lock, Trueman, Bailey and Hutton steered the hosts to a whirlwind victory.The fearsome pace attack from the likes of Lillie and Thompson that transformed the contest in the first Test of 1974 and shaped the Ashes as a tournament for decades to come.Botham's Ashes in 1981 that restored pride in a sports-mad nation.The match up at old Trafford where the magic of one Shane Warne sent shockwaves through the game.And finally the breaking of the Aussie stranglehold in 2005, when Flintoff, Pietersen and Vaughan did the seemingly impossible and re-established the greatest of rivalries.The book also includes complete statistics and records of all the Ashes fixtures and results and much, much more!
Firsts, Lasts & Onlys of Cricket
By Paul Donnelley
200 brilliant and bizarre curiosities highlighting the First, Last and Onlys that have occurred during the illustrious history of this sport - from the determined cricketers fined for playing on the Sabbath to the only virtuoso to score a century and take all ten wickets in a single innings. This absorbing collection of stories is guaranteed to enthral and includes some of the greatest gentleman to have graced the field of play, such as: The first player to bat on all 5 days of a test match. The last incidence of under-armed bowling in an international match. The only father and son to score centuries in the same First Class innings.Delight in a myriad of facts that you never knew about this glorious game.
Firsts, Lasts & Onlys of Golf
By Paul Donnelley
From Rabbit Wars waged on St. Andrew's famous Old Course to the rebellion that interrupted a Royal round, this tome is packed with facts that will tantalised and enthral. Delve into this extraordinary showcase of Firsts, Lasts and Onlys from the world of golf, and discover a myriad of incredible stories, including: The first golfer to win both the US Open and US Amateur Championship in the same year. The last ill-fated player to have been struck by lightening on Tour. The only instance of a tournament being halted by locusts.With 200 witty anecdotes portraying the undisputed and unexpected legends of the sport, you are sure to lose yourself in the most enthralling golf miscellany since records began!
Firsts, Lasts & Onlys of Football
By Paul Donnelley
Mister Donnelley's compendium of tantalising tales brings you a multitude of intriguing and amusing stories - from the midfielder murdered by a secret police force to a crazed chairman trying to raze to the ground his club's main stand. Marvel at this fascinating exhibition of Firsts, Lasts and Onlys from the illustrious history of this extraordinary game, and encounter remarkable characters, such as: The first footballer to score for both sides in an FA Cup Final. The only Cabinet Minister to play football for his country. The hapless physio knocked out by his own 'magic sponge'.Delve into the pages of this captivating tome and discover the most amazing football miscellany since records began!
By Tony Whieldon
From course fishing to wreck fishing and from carp to conger, the New Complete Guide to Fishing Skills is crammed full of practical information on all things fishing. Sections on coarse, trout and sea fishing (both from the shore and by boat) explain the tackle, rigs and baits you will need, as well as describing specific techniques such as legering, fly fishing or trolling. From pike to shark there is also information on the fish themselves and the best methods to use in pursuit of each species. Tony Whieldon s uniquely clear and detailed drawings are combined with explanatory captions that ensure quick and easy access to a wealth of information, whether read at home or at the water's edge.
Golf Rules Illustrated
This book contains all the Rules of the game as revised 1st January, 2016, together with over 100 illustrations designed to provide easier understanding of those situations that cause difficulties for golfers.This essential reference book gives guidance on every situation a player may come across including bunkers, water hazards, loose impediments, casual water and much more, including the new ruling on Anchored Putting that has been so controversial. It includes descriptions of incidents that demonstrate the Rules in action and Frequently Asked Questions to aid understanding.Written by the R&A - the game's governing body - Golf Rules Illustrated is the perfect book for those new to the game or those who want a definitive golf Rules book in their library.
How to Coach a Soccer Team
By Tony Carr
Whether you are taking charge of a school team or have run out of ideas for what to do in your next training session, this book provides easy-to-follow drills for every aspect of the game.Whatever your players need to work on, clearly illustrated techniques will improve every part of their game and help you develop a winning team.Topics:- Skills- Warm-up routines- Tactics- Problem solving- Coaching during a game- Latest theories
Strength Training For The Over 50'
Total Core: Strength On The Ball