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The Resource Edging towards darkness : the story of the last timeless test, John Lazenby

Edging towards darkness : the story of the last timeless test, John Lazenby

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Edging towards darkness : the story of the last timeless test
Title
Edging towards darkness
Title remainder
the story of the last timeless test
Statement of responsibility
John Lazenby
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Cricket matches didn't always top out at five days, regardless of a result or not - they used to be 'timeless', with play continuing until one team won, no matter how many days that took. The last of these - which took place in Durban in 1939, in a series pitched against the backdrop of impending war - is now universally acknowledged as 'the timeless Test'. Weighing in at a prodigious ten days - the match stretched from 3-14 March 1939, and allowed for two rest days, while one day's play (the eighth) was lost entirely to rain - it is quite simply the longest Test ever played. Only the matches between Australia and England at Melbourne in 1929, which lasted eight playing days, and West Indies and England at Sabina Park, Jamaica, a year later (seven days), come remotely close in terms of their duration. In this book, John Lazenby tells the story of that Test for the first time
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StDuBDS
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Lazenby, John
Dewey number
  • 796.3'5865'096809043
  • 796.358650968090
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Test matches (Cricket)
  • Sport
Label
Edging towards darkness : the story of the last timeless test, John Lazenby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781472941305
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472941305
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Edging towards darkness : the story of the last timeless test, John Lazenby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781472941305
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472941305
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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