As we herald the start of a new Ashes Test this summer, you too can embrace the cricket-fever that’s gripping the nation with Sir Neville Cardus’ A Cardus For All Seasons.
For Sir Neville Cardus, every cricket match was a drama, and his writings reflect and convey the sheer poetry and excitement he found in watching the fall of wickets, the style of play and the personalities involved.
Suffused with a warmth and vitality that make them as fresh and evocative today as when they were first set down, his writings are simply a joy to read.
A Cardus For All Seasons will appeal to all those for whom cricket is a way of life, connoisseurs and novices alike. It is a record of many English summers past, with over sixty of his best articles – many of which have not previously appeared in book form.
“There has not been a cricket writer of any stature since the mid-twenties who did not owe much to Sir Neville Cardus.”
John Arlott, cricket commentator for BBC’s Test Match Special
Sir Neville Cardus was Britain’s greatest sports writer, his reports for ‘The Guardian’ made sports journalism a source of vivid description and criticism rather than a purely factual account. Every sports writer since has been influenced by him, whether consciously or not.