Publisher: Chequered Flag Publishing
Publication Date: May 01, 2017
Binding: Kobo eBook
When Arthur Carr played his last first-class cricket match in 1934, it was the end of an impressive career which saw him play for Nottinghamshire for 25 years, lead England as captain and score 45 centuries.
Yet Carr graced Trent Bridge little in the years after his retirement. The reason? He was tainted by Bodyline – it was Carr who pioneered Bodyline bowling as the captain of Nottinghamshire and defended its use after the infamous tour of Australia.
Winner of the County Championship, soldier in the Great War, Wisden Cricketer of the Year, inspiration for novelist Alec Waugh – Carr was far more than the instigator of a bowling tactic. Based on years of research, Peter Wynne-Thomas is bringing this forgotten captain – who could be both inspiring and alienating – back into the spotlight.