10 for 10: Hedley Verity and the Story of Cricket’s Greatest by Chris Waters

By Chris Waters

Hedley Verity was once certainly one of Yorkshire and England's maximum cricketers. In a occupation that ran from 1930 to 1939, the left-arm spin bowler took 1,956 wickets at a typical of 14.90. Verity used to be mainly liable for England's in simple terms Ashes victory at Lord's within the twentieth century, whilst his 15 wickets helped to win the 1934 attempt - 14 of them captured overnight. And he disregarded the mythical Australian batsman Don Bradman extra occasions than an individual in try out cricket, claiming his wicket on 8 events - and a record-equalling 10 instances in first-class cricket. however the high-water mark of Verity's occupation got here in the course of a long-forgotten County Championship fit in 1932. at the Headingley flooring close to his birthplace, Verity back stunning figures of 10 for 10 opposed to Nottinghamshire - an international list that also stands.

Now, for the 1st time, the tale of this awesome online game has been advised as Chris Waters narrates it in terms of Verity's occupation - a profession that ended with the outbreak of a struggle during which Verity was once tragically killed on the age of 38.

Warm and wistful, fascinating and vibrant, 10 for 10: Hedley Verity and the tale of cricket's maximum bowling feat honours the historical past of our summer time recreation.

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