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Virtual Talks from Print Publishing

Pitch Publishing have set up a series of talks by authors of recently published cricket books that are open to members of Cricket Societies via Zoom. The first of these sessions, chaired by Mark Church is with Ian Gould on Friday 29th May. The events will feature Pitch’s cricketing authors and run on Friday evenings at 7.30pm, kicking off on Friday 29th May with former Sussex and Middlesex batsmen and now umpire Ian Gould, hosted by BBC cricket commentator Mark Church. All the books which are the subject of the talks can be bought from the Sussex Cricket museum using the contact form below, with profits going to the Sussex Cricket Museum. For further details of the talks, please click here

Gunner- my life in cricket by Ian Gould

Gunner: My Life in Cricket is the revealing and absorbing story of Ian Gould, who became one of the best umpires in the world after playing for England, Middlesex and Sussex. He had a close-up view of the best players and biggest controversies during 13 years at the top, including the infamous ‘sandpaper’ Test in 2018 and three World Cups.

Ian Gould was a talented young sportsman who was on Arsenal FC’s books before concentrating on cricket. He played 18 times for England, captained Sussex and represented Middlesex, whom he also coached before turning to umpiring in 2002. Within four years he was on the ICC’s elite panel. In a 13-year career at the top, his relationships with some of the biggest names in cricket quickly established him as one of the world’s most highly respected umpires.

The book costs £23, including postage, and can be ordered using the contact form at the bottom of the page. For Friends and Patrons the cost is £20 including postage.

World Cup’ by Robin Marlar

This publication is in the usual museum style. It is however a new venture for us. Robin Marlar, who is a huge supporter of the museum, approached us last year to see if we would be willing to publish a booklet he wanted to write. We said yes and the booklet is titled – Golden Minnows in the World Cup 2019. Afghanistan and Bangladesh hit the big time. It is in my view a most interesting read. It is just under 50 pages and has some lovely photographs many taken by the well-known Graham Morris. Robin Marlar with others took a great interest in the progress of cricket in those two countries. He for instance turned up in Dhaka to speak to the Sports Minister high up in a Government building – no lifts. He found himself in a large room and in front of him were several Russians making their case to the Sports Minister, with bulging brief cases offering vast sums for football in Bangladesh. When Robin’s turn came It transpired that the Sports Minister was a cricket fanatic and MCC tours were in due course arranged. As one would expect from a cricket writer of The Sunday Times it is a very good read and covers ground one might not expect.

The booklet is issued in a limited edition of 500 copies all signed by Robin Marlar. The cost is £15 plus postage of £2.50. It can also be collected from the museum.


On The Level’  Cricket and Society in 18th Century Brighton by John Goulstone

The latest issue from the publishing arm of the Sussex Cricket Museum is a scholarly written and beautifully produced 108 page book on cricket in late 18th–century Brighton, titled ‘On the Level’.

‘It was not until about 1790 that the Level just north of Brighton became a fashionable centre for cricket. Here we look at some of the personalities, respectable and not so respectable, actively engaged in or else attending matches during this period, along with the more raffish elements’ scandals, pranks, bizarre wagers and other escapades which in turn both amused and annoyed the town’s inhabitants. Following a glance at the Prince’s early experiences on the cricket field, the five key seasons from 1788 to 1792 are examined in sequence with entries arranged in diary form and biographical profiles inserted at the end of each year’.

Newspaper reports and numerous notices have been re published in cricket books, and many of these are quoted, along with ‘new’ references culled from both London and provincial papers, with other actual or near contemporary source materials. Some original scorecards of the matches are reproduced along with 30 illustrations, many in full colour.

About the Author

The most important writer on early cricketing history is John Goulstone. He was born in September 1939 in Bexleyheath and spends much of his time researching archives for early cricket references. On this subject he has had published several books, and numerous booklets and articles.

He is the authority on 18th century cricket, and the Sussex Cricket Museum is proud to publish his latest book ‘On the Level’.

The book is published in two limited editions:

50 copies in hardback at £80.00 each and

75 copies in softback at £20.00 each

Other Items In Stock

Pamphlets priced at £5 each

Derek Semmence – Youngest player to score a century for Sussex in First Class Cricket, 60th Anniversary (limited edition of 50 – signed by Derek Semmence (2016)

Phil Salt and Tom Haines – Two maiden centuries in the same innings – Sussex v Durham at Arundel ( limited edition of 50 – signed by Phil Salt and Tom Haines). By Paul Edwards (2018)

Booklets

Don Smith-Sussex and England Cricketer-The Entertainer. Limited addition 150 copies signed by Don Smith Available at £18 each Published 2019

Mark Robinson – An Appreciation (limited addition of 150 – signed by Mark Robinson, Mike Yardy and Tony Cottey ) (2016) Copies £7 Each

A celebration lunch for Robin Marlar and Jim Parks-80th Birthdays-Hove-5th June 2011 (limited Edition of 150) only unsigned copies available at £6

Celebration Special menus

Richard Barrow Celebration Dinner (2019) (limited edition of 25) £5 Each


Should you be interested in any of the above please contact Jon Filby at the Sussex Cricket Museum using the contact form below.

Jon Filby