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A national hero in his playing days, Herbert Sutcliffe belongs to the select band of all-time cricketing greats. This biography of the Yorkshire and England batsman charts his extraordinary transformation from cobbler's apprentice to urbane gentleman and one of the coolest, most determined and technically accomplished practitioners the game has ever known. Blessed with the looks of a matinee idol, Sutcliffe was a complex, often enigmatic personality. As a cricketer he was touched with genius: he scored 50,138 first class runs, including 149 centuries, with a remarkable Test average of 60.73 - the highest for an English batsman. In preparing this biography, Alan Hill has called upon the reminiscences of Bob Wyatt, Sir Donald Bradman and Sir Len Hutton amongst other illustrious contemporaries, to evoke the splendour of Sutcliffe's achievements for Yorkshire and England.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780752443508
ISBN-10: 075244350X
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Tempus Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alan Hill

Alan Hill is one of the foremost biographers of English cricketers. The Yorkshire-born writer and journalist has also written highly acclaimed biographies of Bill Edrich, Hedley Verity, Johnny Wardle and Les Ames. He has won the Cricket Society Literary Award on more than one occasion.

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