Cricket Yesterday And Today - Ian Valentine
"Cricket Yesterday & Today is a wonderful book, showing cricket as it was in days gone by and the way it is today. Looking through the pages I simultaneously saw how much the sport has changed and actually remains the same as it ever was.’" - Kevin Pietersen MBE
Showing the sport in a new light, Cricket Yesterday & Today pairs fascinating historic photographs with captivating images from recent years. Exploring the game across a wide range of fascinating themes, the book reveals how the game, players, grounds, fans and technology have all changed over the last 100 years but also how many of the key elements remain unaltered.
Introduced by England cricketer Kevin Pietersen MBE and with a rich, anecdote-packed text by experienced cricket writer Ian Valentine, Cricket Yesterday & Today is a unique illustrated record of the much loved game of cricket.
Published in hardback by Carlton, November 2012, £19.99
Ian Valentine is an author and journalist who has written on sport for GQ, Country Life and The Daily Telegraph. His previous books include Out for a Duck: A Celebration of Cricketing Calamity. A stodgy opening batsman and expensive leg-spinner, his playing style is at home on the village green. He lives by The Oval in London.