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Our second quarterly sale will run from August to 31 October - after this we will dispose of the books included. Last quarter, 14 of the 25 titles on offer sold out.

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ACS Overseas First-Class Annual 2009

SALE – UK price £10.50, overseas price inc postage £17.50

The first edition of the Overseas First-Class Annual includes over 600 scorecards for all first-class matches throughout the world during the 2008/09 season, plus the 2008 season outside England and Wales.

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Jack Bond: Lancashire Lad, Lancashire Leader

SALE – UK price £3.50, overseas price inc postage £5.90

Written by Douglas Miller

Jack Bond ensured his place in cricket history with a spectacular matchwinning catch at Lord’s. It brought Lancashire the second of three consecutive Gillette Cups, and with two John Player titles, his team were the one-day masters of their day.

Yet Jack Bond’s story is one in which triumphs have been interlaced with struggles, misfortune and tragedy.

On the verge of being released, he was first offered the captaincy ‘while we look for someone else’. His tenure as Lancashire captain, in his own ‘first among equals’ style, ran from 1968 to 1972, before a less successful time with Nottinghamshire. This was followed by five blissful years as a school coach in the Isle of Man, a less happy return to Lancashire as manager in the 1980s, before ten years as a first-class umpire.

His winters are now spent accompanying tour parties overseas, with summers preparing practice pitches at Old Trafford. Jack Bond has therefore enjoyed a long and varied ‘life in cricket’ which the author records with the warmth and humour that have always characterised this true Lancashire lad.

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Ernest Hayes: Brass in a Golden Age

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Written by Keith Booth

When Ernest Hayes died in 1953 local papers cheerfully announced ‘HAYES OF HOBBS, ‘AYWARD AND ‘AYES’ IS DEAD’. Historians have been kinder to his famous contemporaries, Jack Hobbs and Tom Hayward, but Hayes was one of many intelligent, down-to-earth professionals who underpinned the carefree amateurism of cricket’s ‘Golden Age’.

He played first-class matches in four decades, taking part in well over 500 matches, scored a thousand runs in sixteen seasons and secured over 500 wickets. He was an outstanding slip fielder, many of his 607 catches coming off the speed merchants of his day. He won five Test caps and toured South Africa, Australia and the West Indies.

Hayes kept scrapbooks of his achievements. Using this remarkable material, award-winning author Keith Booth tells a tale which starts in the Old Kent Road and follows a man who became a commissioned officer in the Great War, who was wounded in action and was awarded an MBE. When his playing days were over, he became a respected coach at Leicester and played first-class cricket there when 49, before returning to coach at The Oval. A man of great energy, he was still ‘in harness’ at his South London pub when he was 77.

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J.H.King: Leicestershire's Longaevous Left-Hander

SALE – UK price £3.50, overseas price inc postage £5.90

Written by A.R.Littlewood

‘Longaevous’, dictionaries say, adjective, now rare, meaning ‘long-lived’ or ‘living or having lived to a great age. John Herbert King achieved, as a cricketer, both longevity and rarity. As a first-class cricketer, his career spanned thirty years from June 1895 to August 1925. In the latter year, he played nineteen games at the age of 54: only one other player has played regularly in the Championship at a greater age. He went on to umpire in first-class matches until 1936 and stood in wartime county games as late as 1945.

Cricket professionals of his time were typically from working-class homes. King’s background was comfortably middle class: his father was a successful builder who sent his sons to boarding school. King dealt with the powerful men of the Leicesteshire hierarchy without deference as Antony Littlewood’s story shows. An all-rounder, King batted and bowled left-handed and famously scored a century on each innings for the Players at Lord’s, but was called up for only one Test Match. Only three other left-handers have scored ten thousand runs and taken a thousand wickets in Championship cricket. Like many others, he was a county ‘workhorse’. This is a tale where rarity and commonplace mix.

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Complete First-Class Match List Volume 4 1963-1980/81

SALE – UK price £2, overseas price inc postage £3.40

Edited by Peter Griffiths

A definitive list of first-class matches played across the world between 1963 and 1980/81.

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Complete First-Class Match List Volume 3 1945-1962/63

SALE – UK price £2, overseas price inc postage £3.40

Edited by Peter Griffiths

A definitive list of first-class matches played across the world between 1945 and 1962/63.

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Sir Julien Cahn's Team 1923 to 1941

SALE – UK price £1.50, overseas price inc postage £2

Compiled by Peter Wynne-Thomas

Details of the team founded by Nottingham businessman Sir Julien Cahn, which played first-class games against counties and touring side on his own ground.

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2005 First-Class Counties Second Eleven Annual

SALE – UK price £2, overseas price inc postage £3.30

Potted scores for all Second Eleven Championship and Trophy matches played during 2004, plus player biographies, comprehensive averages and statistical highlights, details of major friendly games, and all grounds used during the season.

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Bangladesh First-Class Matches 2002/03 and 2003

SALE – UK price £2, overseas price inc postage £3

Compiled by Philip Bailey

Full scores of every first-class match in Bangladesh in 2001/02.

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Bangladesh First-Class Matches 2003/04

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Compiled by Philip Bailey

Full scores of every first-class match in Bangladesh in 2003/04.

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Zimbabwe First-Class Matches 1995/96

SALE – UK price £1.50, overseas price inc postage £2

Compiled by John Ward

Full scores of every first-class match in Zimbabwe in 1995/96.

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Zimbabwe First-Class Matches 1996-97

SALE – UK price £1.50, overseas price inc postage £2

Compiled by John Ward

Full scores of every first-class match in Zimbabwe in 1996-97.

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ACS International Cricket Year Book 2008

SALE – UK price £4.50, overseas price inc postage £7.50

Edited by Philip Bailey

384 pages of detailed information about every player worldwide who appeared in First-Class, List A Limited-Overs, Twenty20 or women’s international cricket in the 2006/07 and 2007 seasons.

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ACS International Cricket Year Book 2007

SALE – UK price £4, overseas price inc postage £6.60

Edited by Philip Bailey

375 pages of detailed information about every player worldwide who appeared in First-Class, List A Limited-Overs, Twenty20 or women’s international cricket in the 2005/06 and 2006 seasons.

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