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My A-Z of Cricket - A personal celebration of our glorious game (Paperback): Henry Blofeld My A-Z of Cricket - A personal celebration of our glorious game (Paperback)
Henry Blofeld
R274 R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Save R48 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Legendary cricket broadcaster Henry Blofeld takes the reader on a journey from A-Z through the world of cricket. In his trademark charming style, Blowers goes through the alphabet, explaining some of the puzzling cricket terminology and regaling his favourite anecdotes from his fifty years in the sport. This gift book is perfect for fans of cricket who want to understand the sport from Henry's unique point of view - this is a humorous and entertaining jaunt through the cricket landscape.

Squeezing the Orange (Paperback): Henry Blofeld Squeezing the Orange (Paperback)
Henry Blofeld 1
R341 R246 Discovery Miles 2 460 Save R95 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The quintessentially English cricket commentator, writer, oenophile, bon viveur, collector and national treasure, fondly known as "Blowers", tells his riveting life story. Born in Norfolk and educated at Eton and Cambridge, Henry Calthorpe Blofeld OBE, nicknamed "Blowers" by the late Brian Johnston, is best known as a cricket commentator for Test Match Special on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra. His distinctively rich, cut glass voice and his vividly eccentric observations of life on and off the pitch, have made him a household name, not only in Britain but around the world, wherever cricket is played. Blowers has been close the the heart of the game for over fifty years and his career has taken him to the far corners of the earth. This autobiography, stuffed to the gunwhales with delicious anecdotes, brings his astonishingly colourful story bang up to date.

Over and Out: My Innings of a Lifetime with Test Match Special - Memories of Test Match Special from a broadcasting icon... Over and Out: My Innings of a Lifetime with Test Match Special - Memories of Test Match Special from a broadcasting icon (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition)
Henry Blofeld; Read by Henry Blofeld
R507 R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Save R147 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For over half a century, Henry Blofeld has conveyed his unfailing enthusiasm for the game of cricket as a much loved broadcaster and journalist. His characteristically patrician tones, overlaid with those of the bon viveur, have delighted listeners to the BBC's Test Match Special where the personality of the broadcaster comes second only to a deep knowledge of the game and its players. With his engaging conversational tone it is easy to see why listeners feel as if they are actually at the Test match watching in Henry's friendly company. Now that 'Blowers' has decided to declare his TMS innings closed, his book reveals the secrets of life in the commentary box and of the rich cast of characters with whom he shared it, from the early days of John Arlott and Brian Johnson to Aggers and new boys Boycott, Swann, Vaughan and Tuffers. Henry is equally revealing of his own performances and self-deprecatingly recalls his several verbal misfortunes while live broadcasting. Like the greatest commentators and writers on the game Blofeld has always understood that there is a world beyond the cricket field. Not forgetting pigeons passing, red buses and much loved cricket grounds, Henry Blofeld writes of his favourite countries, and experiences while travelling, and meeting and interviewing many cricket-loving celebrities. His passionate and entertaining book will become one of the classics of cricket's literature.

My A-Z of Cricket - A personal celebration of our glorious game (Hardcover): Henry Blofeld My A-Z of Cricket - A personal celebration of our glorious game (Hardcover)
Henry Blofeld 1
R475 R380 Discovery Miles 3 800 Save R95 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Legendary cricket broadcaster Henry Blofeld takes the reader on a journey from A-Z through the world of cricket. In his trademark charming style, Blowers goes through the alphabet, explaining some of the puzzling cricket terminology and regaling his favourite anecdotes from his fifty years in the sport, covering the most important moments in the sport's history as well as the most entertaining and amusing. The book will also contain a glossary for those who want to make sure they know their googlys from their bouncers. This gift book is perfect for fans of cricket who want to understand the sport from Henry's unique point of view, it is a humorous and entertaining jaunt through the cricket landscape.

Over and Out: My Innings of a Lifetime with Test Match Special - Memories of Test Match Special from a broadcasting icon... Over and Out: My Innings of a Lifetime with Test Match Special - Memories of Test Match Special from a broadcasting icon (Paperback)
Henry Blofeld 1
R290 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R54 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For over half a century, Henry Blofeld has conveyed his unfailing enthusiasm for the game of cricket as a much loved broadcaster and journalist. His characteristically patrician tones, overlaid with those of the bon viveur, have delighted listeners to the BBC's Test Match Special where the personality of the broadcaster comes second only to a deep knowledge of the game and its players. With his engaging conversational tone it is easy to see why listeners feel as if they are actually at the Test match watching in Henry's friendly company. Now that 'Blowers' has decided to declare his TMS innings closed, his book reveals the secrets of life in the commentary box and of the rich cast of characters with whom he shared it, from the early days of John Arlott and Brian Johnson to Aggers and new boys Boycott, Swann, Vaughan and Tuffers. Henry is equally revealing of his own performances and self-deprecatingly recalls his several verbal misfortunes while live broadcasting. Like the greatest commentators and writers on the game Blofeld has always understood that there is a world beyond the cricket field. Not forgetting pigeons passing, red buses and much loved cricket grounds, Henry Blofeld writes of his favourite countries, and experiences while travelling, and meeting and interviewing many cricket-loving celebrities. His passionate and entertaining book will become one of the classics of cricket's literature.

Over and Out: My Innings of a Lifetime with Test Match Special - Memories of Test Match Special from a broadcasting icon... Over and Out: My Innings of a Lifetime with Test Match Special - Memories of Test Match Special from a broadcasting icon (Hardcover)
Henry Blofeld 1
R537 R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Save R104 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Shortlisted for Cricket Book of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards For over half a century, Henry Blofeld has conveyed his unfailing enthusiasm for the game of cricket as a much loved broadcaster and journalist. His characteristically patrician tones, overlaid with those of the bon viveur, have delighted listeners to the BBC's Test Match Special where the personality of the broadcaster comes second only to a deep knowledge of the game and its players. With his engaging conversational tone it is easy to see why listeners feel as if they are actually at the Test match watching in Henry's friendly company. Now that 'Blowers' has decided to declare his TMS innings closed, his book reveals the secrets of life in the commentary box and of the rich cast of characters with whom he shared it, from the early days of John Arlott and Brian Johnson to Aggers and new boys Boycott, Swann, Vaughan and Tuffers. Henry is equally revealing of his own performances and self-deprecatingly recalls his several verbal misfortunes while live broadcasting. Like the greatest commentators and writers on the game Blofeld has always understood that there is a world beyond the cricket field. Not forgetting pigeons passing, red buses and much loved cricket grounds, Henry Blofeld writes of his favourite countries, and experiences while travelling, and meeting and interviewing many cricket-loving celebrities. His passionate and entertaining book will become one of the classics of cricket's literature.

A Thirst for Life - With The Accent on Cricket (Paperback, New Ed): Henry Blofeld A Thirst for Life - With The Accent on Cricket (Paperback, New Ed)
Henry Blofeld 2
R294 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R38 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The autobiography on one of cricket's best-loved characters. With his trademark bow tie, his distinctive rich, plumy voice and his eccentric observations Henry Blofeld is one of Britain's prized experts. He has been close to the heart of the game for over 40 years. As a leading commentator on Test Match Special and cricket writer, at home and abroad, he has informed and entertained wide audiences with his extensive knowledge and perception of cricket at the very highest level. Last year Henry Blofeld was forced by major heart surgery to take stock of his life and here in this autobiography he offers sharp pictures and vivid memories, a few sad, and many humorous.

Cricket's Great Entertainers (Paperback): Henry Blofeld Cricket's Great Entertainers (Paperback)
Henry Blofeld
R339 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R48 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As a widely respected cricket historian, with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the game, and also a writer with a great sense of fun, Henry Blofeld is the ideal man to select the great characters of cricket who have livened up the sport. We learn of the exploits of the legendary Ian Botham, a man who made up his own rules and has been at the centre of controversy on countless occasions; Garry Sobers, an immensely popular all-round great; and Dennis Lillee, the temperamental fast bowler who once held up a game with a tantrum when ordered to change his aluminium bat. Henry Blofeld regales us with marvellous - sometimes mischievous - stories to add to the "Boy's Own" nature of the book, and highlights those players who would make cricket lovers cancel their appointments to see them, even on a cold April day.

The Man Who Coloured Cricket (Paperback): Henry Blofeld The Man Who Coloured Cricket (Paperback)
Henry Blofeld 1
R393 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R73 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When Kerry Packer appeared on the cricket scene in the late seventies he revolutionised the game. Today's followers are used to coloured clothing and all the other razzmatazz that is now a part of cricket, but back in 1977 Packer's intervention was divisive and nearly broke the game completely. Players were ostracised by their nations and for a while it looked as if cricket might not survive. Henry Blofeld observed the goings on from his position as both a cricket commentator and writer. In 1978 he compiled a detailed account of the events that unfolded, aided by his interviews with Packer, as well as the deposed English captain Tony Grieg. He witnessed at first hand the Packer Tests in Australia, The Australia-India Test series, MCC play Pakistan and New Zealand, and finally the young Australian side that took on the 'Packer-filled' West Indies. In a mere seven-week period he witnessed all the then six Test-playing nations playing Test cricket. The first time that had been possible. The Man Who Coloured Cricket is Henry Blofeld's detailed document that also shows concern for the human dimensions of the controversy. The varied reaction of the English county players; overseas players; the legal tussles; the complex and surprising character of Packer himself, and the establishment figures with whom he did battle, are strands of the story expertly woven together to make The Man Who Coloured Cricket a dramatic and moving story.

Cricket and All That (Paperback): Henry Blofeld Cricket and All That (Paperback)
Henry Blofeld
R257 R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Save R34 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a compelling and irreverent account of a sport that originated in 16th century England and was then gradually fed to the British Empire; nowadays, of course England are regularly outplayed by most of the commonwealth countries. The author's probing research has uncovered hitherto unrevealed secret scandals amongst the governing bodies of the game and of the complex lives of some of the great heroes of the past and present day. He reveals the plots and sub-plots that have, it can now be said, livened up the MCC Committee meetings at Lord's over the years. Totally outrageous, written with Henry Blofeld's contagious sense of humour, Cricket and All That shows cricket as a game that has had a profound effect on the very structure of English life.

The Test Match Special Book of Cricket Quotes (Hardcover): Dan Waddell The Test Match Special Book of Cricket Quotes (Hardcover)
Dan Waddell; Foreword by Henry Blofeld 1
R274 R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Save R47 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Collecting hundreds of quips and quotes, and beautifully illustrated throughout, The Test Match Special Book of Cricket Quotes is a cricket fan's indispensable guide to bats, beards, boundaries and bowls. From witty sayings and wise words, to doubles entendres, and legendary moments from cricketing history, you'll find the perfect line for every occasion. 'I've never got to the bottom of streaking'- Jonathan Agnew 'On the first day Logie decided to chance his arm and it came off' - Trevor Bailey 'Bill Frindall has done a bit of mental arithmetic with a calculator'- John Arlott 'Strangely, in slow motion, the ball seemed to hang in the air for even longer' - David Acfield 'I'm not into caps with lots of diamonds on them, like KP' - James Anderson 'How can you tell your wife you are just popping out to play a match and then not come back for five days?' - Rafa Benitez on test cricket 'I don't think we choked this time. We never played well enough to choke' - Craig Matthews 'Flintoff starts in, his shadow beside him. Where else would it be?'- Henry Blofeld 'I once delivered a simple ball, which I was told, had it gone far enough, would have been considered a wide' - Lewis Carroll

It's Just Not Cricket! (Paperback, New ed): Henry Blofeld It's Just Not Cricket! (Paperback, New ed)
Henry Blofeld
R190 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R38 (20%) Out of stock
Cricket and All That (Hardcover): Henry Blofeld Cricket and All That (Hardcover)
Henry Blofeld 1
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Out of stock

This is a hilarious and irreverent account of a sport that originated in 16th century England and was then gradually fed to the British Empire whose members regularly outplay the old country. The author's probing research has uncovered hitherto most secret scandals amongst the governing bodies of the game and of the complex lives of some of the great heroes of the past and present day. With his outrageous and contagious sense of humour the author has written a book which explains why cricket is a national institution.

Cricket's Great Entertainers (Hardcover): Henry Blofeld Cricket's Great Entertainers (Hardcover)
Henry Blofeld 2
R455 R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Save R91 (20%) Out of stock

As a widely respected cricket historian, with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the game, and also a writer with a great sense of fun, Henry Blofeld is the ideal man to select the great characters of cricket who have livened up the sport. We learn of the exploits of the legendary Ian Botham, a man who made up his own rules and has been at the centre of controversy on countless occasions; Garry Sobers, an immensely popular all-round great; and Dennis Lillee, the temperamental fast bowler who once held up a game with a tantrum when ordered to change his aluminium bat. Henry Blofeld regales us with marvellous - sometimes mischievous - stories to add to the "Boy's Own" nature of the book, and highlights those players who would make cricket lovers cancel their appointments to see them, even on a cold April day.

A Thirst for Life (Hardcover): Henry Blofeld A Thirst for Life (Hardcover)
Henry Blofeld
R299 R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Save R60 (20%) Out of stock

The autobiography on one of cricket's best-loved characters. With his trademark bow tie, his distinctive rich, plumy voice and his eccentric observations Henry Blofeld is one of Britain's prized experts. He has been close to the heart of the game for over 40 years. As a leading commentator on Test Match Special and cricket writer, at home and abroad, he has informed and entertained wide audiences with his extensive knowledge and perception of cricket at the very highest level. Last year Henry Blofeld was forced by major heart surgery to take stock of his life and here in this autobiography he offers sharp pictures and vivid memories, a few sad, and many humorous.

Squeezing the Orange (Hardcover): Henry Blofeld Squeezing the Orange (Hardcover)
Henry Blofeld 1
R470 R376 Discovery Miles 3 760 Save R94 (20%) Out of stock

The quintessentially English cricket commentator, writer, oenophile, bon viveur, collector and national treasure, fondly known as "Blowers", tells his colourful life story. Born in Norfolk and educated at Eton and Cambridge, Henry Calthorpe Blofeld OBE, nicknamed "Blowers" by the late Brian Johnston, is best known as a cricket commentator for Test Match Special on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra. His distinctively rich, cut glass voice and his vividly eccentric observations of life on and off the pitch, have made him a household name, not only in Britain but around the world, wherever cricket is played. Blowers has been close the the heart of the game for over fifty years and his career has taken him to the far corners of the earth. This autobiography, stuffed to the gunwhales with delicious anecdotes, brings his astonishingly colourful story bang up to date.

Cakes and Bails - Henry Blofeld's Cricket Year (Paperback, New ed): Henry Blofeld Cakes and Bails - Henry Blofeld's Cricket Year (Paperback, New ed)
Henry Blofeld
R170 R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Save R34 (20%) Out of stock
Cakes and Bails - Henry Blofeld's Cricket Year (Hardcover): Henry Blofeld Cakes and Bails - Henry Blofeld's Cricket Year (Hardcover)
Henry Blofeld
R400 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R80 (20%) Out of stock
It's Just Not Cricket (Hardcover): Henry Blofeld It's Just Not Cricket (Hardcover)
Henry Blofeld
R400 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R80 (20%) Out of stock
Wit of Cricket 2 (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition): Dickie Bird, Brian Johnston And Henry Blofeld Wit of Cricket 2 (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition)
Dickie Bird, Brian Johnston And Henry Blofeld; Barry Johnston 2
R235 R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Save R47 (20%) Out of stock

Cricket is said to be a funny game and now you can hear why with another brilliant collection of humorous stories, jokes and anecdotes from the world of cricket as told by five of the game's all-time great personalities - Richie Benaud, Dickie Bird, Henry Blofeld, Brian Johnston and Fred Trueman. Recorded live in theatres and in the studio, here are dozens of hilarious anecdotes about England players such as Denis Compton, Len Hutton, Mike Brearley and Ian Botham - not to mention broadcasting gaffes, sledging, short-sighted umpires and the first male streaker at Lord's!

AN Evening with Blowers (Digital): Henry Blofeld AN Evening with Blowers (Digital)
Henry Blofeld 2
R130 R104 Discovery Miles 1 040 Save R26 (20%) Out of stock

In his one-man show An Evening with Blowers Henry takes his audience on a humorous journey from his eccentric childhood in Norfolk to his schooldays as a prolific batsman at Eton and his successful career as an international cricket writer and broadcaster.

A Thirst for Life - With the Accent On Cricket (Audio cassette): Henry Blofeld A Thirst for Life - With the Accent On Cricket (Audio cassette)
Henry Blofeld
R121 R97 Discovery Miles 970 Save R24 (20%) Out of stock

The autobiography on one of cricket's best-loved characters. With his trademark bow tie, his distinctive rich, plumy voice and his eccentric observations Henry Blofeld is one of Britain's prized experts. He has been close to the heart of the game for over 40 years. As a leading commentator on Test Match Special and cricket writer, at home and abroad, he has informed and entertained wide audiences with his extensive knowledge and perception of cricket at the very highest level. Last year Henry Blofeld was forced by major heart surgery to take stock of his life and here in this autobiography he offers sharp pictures and vivid memories, a few sad, and many humorous.

The Wit of Cricket (Audio cassette): Dickie Bird, Henry Blofeld, Brian Johnston The Wit of Cricket (Audio cassette)
Dickie Bird, Henry Blofeld, Brian Johnston
R205 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R41 (20%) Out of stock

Recorded live in front of appreciative theatre audiences, here are dozens of hilarious stories about legendary Test cricketers such as Richie Benaud, Ian Botham, Geoffrey Boycott, Michael Holding and Fred Trueman - as well as some of the most famous gaffes and practical jokes carried out by the commentary team on BBC Radio's "Test Match Special". Enjoy three of the best storytellers in the business as they prove that cricket is a funny game - even when rain stops play!

Cricket's Great Entertainers (CD): Henry Blofeld Cricket's Great Entertainers (CD)
Henry Blofeld
R305 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R61 (20%) Out of stock

As a widely respected cricket historian, with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the game, and also a writer with a great sense of fun, Henry Blofeld is the ideal man to select the great characters of cricket who have livened up the sport. We learn of the exploits of the legendary Ian Botham, a man who made up his own rules and has been at the centre of controversy on countless occasions; Garry Sobers, an immensely popular all-round great; and Dennis Lillee, the temperamental fast bowler who once held up a game with a tantrum when ordered to change his aluminium bat. Henry Blofeld regales us with marvellous - sometimes mischievous - stories to add to the "Boy's Own" nature of the book, and highlights those players who would make cricket lovers cancel their appointments to see them, even on a cold April day.

Cricket's great entertainers (Audio cassette): Henry Blofeld Cricket's great entertainers (Audio cassette)
Henry Blofeld 2
R205 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R41 (20%) Out of stock

As a widely respected cricket historian with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the game, and also a writer with a great sense of fun, Henry Blofeld is the ideal man to select the great characters of cricket who have livened up the sport.;We learn of the exploits of the legendary Ian Botham, a man who made his own rules and has been at the centre of controversy of countless occasions; Garry Sobers, an immensely popular all-round great; and Dennis Lillee, the temperamental fast bowler who once held up a game with a tantrum when ordered to change his aluminium bat.;Henry Blofeld regales us with sometimes mischevious stories to add to the "Boy's Own" nature of the book and highlights those players who would make cricket lovers cancel their appointments to see them, even on a cold April day.

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