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Harold Larwood
  • ISBN: 9781849162074
  • Pages: 400
  • Publisher: Quercus
  • Binding: Paperback

Harold Larwood

Duncan Hamilton

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One of the most talented, accurate and intimidating fast bowlers of all time is remembered for his role in the infamous Bodyline series of 1932-3 which brought Anglo-Australian diplomatic relations to the brink of collapse.

Larwood became 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. He was accepted by the country that used to 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.

‘An excellent storyteller, Hamilton looks beyond the dry detail of Bodyline to illuminate its principal perpetrator.’ The Cricketer

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