Decision Maker by Darrell Hair, 1st Ed, Cricket Umpire, An Umpire's Story, Test
From the truth behind the Muralidharan throwing affair which caused as much of a stir as the Bodyline series of the 1930s to the battle for supremacy between Australia and the West Indies and umpiring with Dickie Bird at Lords during his final test, this is a cricket story which is not bound by the usual constraints imposed on the players in telling their stories. Darrell Hair, Australia's best known cricket umpire, also looks at the issues of sledging and independent umpiring, the future of cricket and the great performances from the middle ground. Frank, fresh and fascinating, this is a cricket book with a welcome difference.
Large paperback published in 1998. 1st Ed, 1st printing Copy in VGC, pages lightly tanned, very light edge wear, crisp and clean throughout. Handsome copy of a very scarce text.
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