Harold Larwood

Harold Larwood

By: Duncan Hamilton (author)Paperback

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Winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year, this is the first ever biography of Harold Larwood. Larwood, one of the most talented, accurate and intimidating fast bowlers of all time is mainly remembered for his role in the infamous Bodyline series of 1932-3 which brought Anglo-Australian diplomatic relations to the brink of collapse. Larwood was made the scapegoat - and despite the fact he was simply following his captain's instructions, he never played cricket for England again. Devastated by this betrayal, he eventually emigrated to Australia, where he was accepted by the country that had once despised him. Acclaimed author Duncan Hamilton has gained unprecedented access to the late sportsman's family and archives to tell the story of a true working-class hero and cricketing legend.

About Author

Duncan Hamilton is also the author of the 2007 William Hill Sports Book of the Year, Provided You Don't Kiss Me: 20 Years with Brian Clough and A Last English Summer: The Biography of a Cricket Season.


Foreword: Kicking Bradman Up the Arse. Bloody Hard Work, April 1923-June 1925. Captains, Oh My Captains, August 1925. His Master's Voice, June 1926-September 1927. Beer, Fags and a Cheese Sandwich, September 1929. The Little Bastard, August 1932-September 1932. We Conduct Cricketers' Funerals, December 1932-January 1933. It Wasn't Your Fault, Harold, January 1933-February 1933. Why Didn't You Bowl Underarm? April 1933. I'm Afraid You'll Have to Apologize, May 1933-November 1934. No Bugger Can Drive Me, August 1936. A Lonely and Desolate Chap, June 1948. Our Fate is in the Hands of the Gods, April 1950-December 1950. It's Not Like the Old Days, Don, December 1950-February 1971. I Love a Sunburnt Country, March 1977-1995. Afterword, February 2008. Acknowledgements. Appendices: Who's Who; Harold Larwood, First-Class Record; Australia v England, 1932-33; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781849162074
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9781849162074
  • weight: 422
  • ISBN10: 1849162077

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