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This biography tells the story of a magnificent cricketing talent, Hedley Verity. Verity's duels with the legendary Don Bradman revealed the full glory of his craft-in June 1934, at Lord's, he twice dismissed the great Australian to mastermind England's only victory over Australia at the headquarters of the English game in the 20th century. Verity's boyhood and early years This biography tells the story of a magnificent cricketing talent, Hedley Verity.
Alan Hill (born in 1928) has been a prominent biographer of cricketers since 1978. He has won The Cricket Society/MCC Book of the Year award twice: in 1986 for Hedley Verity: A Portrait of a Cricketer, and in 1991 for Herbert Sutcliffe: Cricket Maestro.
Read "Hedley Verity Portrait of a Cricketer" by Alan Hill with Rakuten Kobo . The name of Hedley Verity, the master bowler of unyielding menace, is one to be cherished more than 50 years after his death. Allan Hill tells the story of a magnificent sporting obsession in this reissue of the first full-length biography of a revered cricketer. The book, winner of the Cricket Society's Jubilee Literary award in 1986, contains a foreword by Sir Donald Bradman (whom Verity twice dismissed at Lord's in June 1934 to mastermind England's only victory over Australia at cricket's 'headquarters' in a century). It also includes a revealing memoir of Verity's boyhood and an Australian tour journal (1932-33) kept by the Yorkshireman for his relatives and friends.
Alan Hill is a Yorkshire-born sports journalist and writer. His other books include biographies of Johnny Wardle - Verity's spin successor with Yorkshire and England - and Herbert Sutcliffe, with which he won the Cricket Society's Jubilee Literary Award for the second time in 1991. There's no doubt English cricket suffered a grievous loss when Hedley Verity was killed in Italy. I remember Hutton's tribute to him in his first book, 'Cricket is my Life' and wasn't surprised to read in Alan Hill that members of the 1954-55 team to Australia stopped off to pay their respects. a few more anecdotes from those who played with him would have been welcome.
Portrait of a Cricketer. Published April 1, 2000 by Mainstream Publishing.
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Verity bowled seven successive maidens. There were times," wrote Jim Kilburn in the Yorkshire Post, "when Verity seemed to spend three overs preparing an lbw snare against a batsman who, unharrassed, would probably have mishit into the covers anyway. Here he was slowly tightening a tourniquet around the batsmen. After lunch the sun began to dry the pitch, though in The Observer 'Old Ebor' insisted that it was "nothing like the sticky dog it was reported to have been". There's a wonderful biography of Hedley Verity by Alan Hill which won the Cricket Society's Jubilee Literary Award. Alan Hill came to our local Cricket Soc in the North East to talk about his work. He was an ageing journalist and chatting to him I had no idea of the riches in store. When I read the book, which is beautifully written, the final chapters made me cry.