All in a Day: Great Moments in Cup Cricket
Robin Clark Ltd (1983) Hardback
Despite the reservations of the supporters of the traditional five-and three-day cricket match, one-day cricket is now immensely popular, attracting huge crowds and providing the sort of excitement more usually associated with football. Yet there has been no comprehensive survey of the phenomenon — its genesis, development and future.
Mihir Bose, cricket correspondent with the Sunday Times, has written a meticulously researched yet amusing and provocative account of the one-day game, from its cavalier beginnings through the thrills provided by Lancastrian supremacy in the early seventies, to the Packer–influenced international games of today. All the statistical information about this type of cricket is provided here for the first time, and the text is splendidly complemented by many dramatic and historic pictures of the sort of incidents, characters and crowds which has made one-day cricket such an intense and exhilarating spectacle.