Arthur Carr

The Rise and Fall of Nottinghamshire's Bodyline Captain
by Peter Wynne-Thomas

Publisher: Chequered Flag Publishing

Publication Date: May 01, 2017

ISBN: 1230001572100

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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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.