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A Game Taken Seriously – The Foundations of Yorkshire’s Cricketing Power By Jeremy Lonsdale

The season of 1893 was a great turning point in the history of cricket in Yorkshire. Established three decades earlier, Yorkshire County Cricket Club won the County Championship that summer after years of mixed performances, disappointments and division. So began several generations of sporting success, stretching to the late 1960s. The book examines how people in all parts of Yorkshire embraced cricket, and in many different ways provided the energy and enthusiasm to create a powerful sporting force. Whether setting up or funding clubs, playing and watching the game, or nurturing young talent, thousands contributed to making cricket popular...

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Football Alphabet by Phil Brennan

Following on from the success of their first venture into writing children’s football books with ‘What if I don’t make it?’, Author Phil Brennan and Illustrator Rob Purdon have released their latest offering ‘Football Alphabet’ – A fantastically funny journey through the Football Alphabet, packed with fascinating facts! The colourful characters drawn by Rob Purdon beautifully complement the poetic text from Phil Brennan. Football Alphabet is available from...

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What if I don’t make it? By Phill Brennan

A short story about a little boy* who desperately wants to play football but has no obvious skill. A series of poor football coaches don’t help the situation but all ends well when dad takes his first steps on the FA Coaching ladder. The story is told in poetic text from Phil Brennan complemented by original drawings from illustrator Rob Purdon. The added bonus to the book is that it is available to all junior football clubs in the colours of the club and with the club crest proudly displayed on the front cover with additional information about the...

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The Man from Uruguay – Danny Bergara – A Footballing Journey

The Man from Uruguay – Danny Bergara – A Footballing Journey By Phil Brennan The official biography of an extraordinary man – Danny Bergara – the first ever ‘foreigner’ to manage an English Football club in a Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, when he led his Stockport County side out in the Autoglass Final against Stoke City on May 16th 1992. Available from Rose Martin Books...

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Britain and the Olympic Games, 1908-1920 – Perspectives on Participation and Identity

Britain and the Olympic Games, 1908-1920 Perspectives on Participation and Identity By Luke J Harris Britain and the Olympic Games, 1908-1920 focuses upon the presentation and descriptions of identity that are presented through the depictions of the Olympics in the national press. This book breaks Britain down into its four nations and presents the debates that were present within their national press. Find out more information...

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