‘The Cricket Match’ was written by Hugh de Selincourt (1878 – 1955). Selincourt was a prominent English author and journalist, best recalled for this iconic text; an idyllic tale of village cricket. Selincourt spent his university education at Oxford and later moved to a beautiful cottage, the ‘sand pit’ in the Sussex countryside. This provided inspiration for the highly traditional and bucolic ‘Cricket Match’, set in the fictional village of Tillingfold. Through a bird’s eye perspective, it relates the tales of various players, rising from their beds – all in different circumstances of life, to be brought together in one common purpose on the village green, only to disperse at nightfall. The chapters form enigmatic motifs such as ‘some players awaken’, ‘the morning passes’, ‘the teams assemble’, ‘tillingfold bat’ and ‘the evening passes and night falls.’ This book contains an author biography, briefly detailing Selincourt’s life, and makes essential reading for anyone interested in classic English literature.
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This book paints a detailed picture of Sussex village life by following its various characters over the course of a day that centres around a local cricket match. From the players awakening in the various different circumstances of their individual lives to their assembling on the field, the playing of the game, and their eventual dispersing in the evening, we are shown a lovely illustration of the human spirit with uncanny completeness. An inspiring and beautiful text, this volume will appeal to anyone with an interest in the essence of the human condition, and it is a must-have for any collectors of De SelinCourt's wonderful work. The chapters of this book include: 'Introduces the Village of Tilling Fold', 'Some Players Awaken', 'The Morning Passes', 'The Teams Assemble', 'Tillingfold Bat', 'The Tea Interval', 'Tillingfold Field', 'The Evening Passes and Night Falls', et cetera. We are republishing this antiquarian volume now complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.Product Description:
A tale of village cricket describing the day of the annual gala cricket match between Tillingfold Cricket Club and their chief rival, the team from Raveley. The author introduces and portrays the various characters from all walks of village life.
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Book Description Leslie Frewin, London, 1969. No Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Covers clean and unmarked, slightest of bumps to top leading corners. Internally clean, unmarked and w/o corner turns. Page edges foxed. Clipped DW is faded peripherally to front and spine, slightly worn and creased at edges but w/o splits Lightweight book - p & p reduction will apply. Bookseller Inventory # 003098
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR007290729