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Wisden at The Oval

Wisden at The Oval

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Wisden at The Oval, edited by Jon Surtees

Wisden at The Oval, edited by Jon Surtees

Wisden at The Oval

The Summer of 2017 sees the Oval host its 100th Test match, England v. South Africa starting on Thursday 27th July. To celebrate the event, the Oval have teamed up with renowned cricketing publication Wisden to look back on the history of cricket at the ground. A history that features notable events such as:

  • the first Test match to be played in the UK (England v. Australia in September 1880);
  • the birth of ‘the Ashes’ after the Test match of August 1882;
  • Len Hutton’s England record sore of 364 against Australia in August 1938, a record that still stands;
  • Don Bradman’s famous last inings duck in August 1948
  • Devon Malcolm’s burst of 9/57 against South Africa in 1994
  • the famous Ashes match of 2005;
  • the controversy of Pakistan’s alleged ball tampering in August 2006;

With so many historic moments, editor Jon Surtees (Head of Communications, Content and Communities at Surrey CCC) will have had a challenge choosing the moments to focus on. He argues that more memorable events and moments have happened at The Oval than any other ground in the world. We’re sure cricket fans around the world will have a view on that statement!

The book is available from Thursday 1st June, with pre-orders now being accepted. (Hardback and Kindle editions are available.)

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