History Inspires Shortlisted Cricket Books

The shortlisted books
The shortlisted books

Two books with cricket and the Great War as central themes are among the five shortlisted for the Cricket Book Of The Year award at the Cross British Sports Book Awards.

Christopher Sandford's The Final Over: Cricketers Of Summer 1914 as well as Andrew Renshaw's Wisden on The Great War: The Lives of Cricket's Fallen 1914-1918 are up the award with four other titles.

They are Field of Shadows: The England tour of Nazi Germany 1937 by Dan Waddell, Britain's Lost Cricket Festivals by Chris Arnot, Wounded Tiger: The History of Cricket in Pakistan by Peter Oborne and 10 for 10: Headley Verity and the Story of Cricket's Greatest Bowling Feat.

The winner will be announced at a star-studded ceremony at Lord's on 3rd June, hosted by Jonathan Agnew.

Each individual category winner - aside from cricket, there are categories for cycling horse racing, football and rugby - will then be in contention for the Overall CROSS British Sports Book Of The Year, which will be decided by a public online vote.

Cricket Book Of The Year 2015 - shortlist

Title Author Publisher
10 for 10: Hedley Verity and the Story of Cricket’s Greatest Bowling Feat Chris Waters Wisden
Britain’s Lost Cricket Festivals Chris Arnot  Aurum Press
Field of Shadows: The English Cricket Tour of Nazi Germany 1937 Dan Waddell  Bantam
The Final Over: The Cricketers of Summer 1914    Christopher  Sandford      History Press
Wisden on The Great War    Andrew Renshaw  Wisden
Wounded Tiger: The History of Cricket             
In Pakistan
Peter Oborne  Simon & Schuster

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