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The Oval Souvenir Guidebook In stock Paperback Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd
The Oval is one of the world’s great cricket grounds. It was here, in south London in 1882, that the legend of the Ashes was born. From Don Bradman’s duck in his final innings to Kevin Pietersen’s electrifying 158 that sealed England’s 2005 Ashes win, many of the game’s most memorable events have taken place at The Oval.
Home to Surrey County Cricket Club since it opened in 1845, The Oval also staged England’s first international football match and the first FA Cup Final, and has hosted everything from American football to rock concerts. This official guidebook provides a fascinating introduction to The Oval, covering its history, architecture and the people who have made it what it is today, from the sporting heroes of many nations, to the ever-changing crowds and the ground staff who maintain one of the world’s finest playing surfaces.
With images ranging from archival photography of the ground’s earliest days to the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy Final, this book is the perfect companion for any cricketing fan.