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Sir John Frederick Neville Cardus, CBE (2 April 1888 – 28 February 1975) was an English writer and critic.
Sir John Frederick Neville Cardus, CBE (2 April 1888 – 28 February 1975) was an English writer and critic. From an impoverished home background, and mainly self-educated, he became The Manchester Guardian's cricket correspondent in 1919 and its chief music critic in 1927, holding the two posts simultaneously until 1940. His contributions to these two distinct fields in the years before the Second World War established his reputation as one of the foremost critics of his generation.
Cardus in the Covers is a companion volume to Neville Cardus's Cardus on Cricket and draws on his writing from 1920 into the 1950's and, even, the 1960's. Cardus celebrates many of the greatest cricketers to play the game, Len Hutton and Denis Compton to Richie Benaud and Gary Sobers. The collection contains Neville Cardus's reportage of the Coronation Test series of 1953, the last test matches that he fully reported on.
Cardus in the Covers book. Sir John Frederick Neville Cardus CBE (3 April 1888 – 28 February 1975) was an English writer and critic, best known for his writing on music and cricket. For many years, he wrote for The Manchester Guardian. He was untrained in music, and his style of criticism was subjective, romantic and personal, in contrast with his critical contemporary Ernest Newman. Before becoming a cricket writer, he had Sir John Frederick Neville Cardus CBE (3 April 1888 – 28 February 1975) was an English writer and critic, best known for his writing on music and cricket.
Book extract: the legendary Manchester Guardian cricket correspondent . John Arlott introduced me to Neville Cardus
Book extract: the legendary Manchester Guardian cricket correspondent rose from impoverished origins to receive widespread acclaim for his journalism. John Arlott introduced me to Neville Cardus. In the early autumn of 1973 Arlott interviewed Cardus – who was Sir Neville by then – for three 25-minute programmes on the BBC. Each was a journey around his life and career. Arlott covered the lot. Cardus’s curious assortment of ragtag jobs before his improbable appointment as assistant cricket coach at Shrewsbury school. His compulsion to write for the Manchester Guardian and the peculiarly favourable turns and twists that took him there.
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Sir Neville Cardus urges that the game itself is more important than winning, players should fully express themselves in the game and he writes about those players who delight the senses: Hurst and Hutton, McCabe and Compton. There are essays on the Indians, West Indians and the 1948 Australians who Cardus considered the best team ever to visit England. An outstanding article describes an innings by Compton that he believed to be champagne for the connoisseur, ginger pop for the boys. Lifestyle & Sports. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate
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