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The Resource Out of the Ashes : the extraordinary rise and rise of the Afghanistan cricket team, Timothy Albone

Out of the Ashes : the extraordinary rise and rise of the Afghanistan cricket team, Timothy Albone

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Out of the Ashes : the extraordinary rise and rise of the Afghanistan cricket team
Title
Out of the Ashes
Title remainder
the extraordinary rise and rise of the Afghanistan cricket team
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Albone
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is the true story of the Afghanistan cricket team and their extraordinary attempt to join the world's elite cricketing nations. That this devastated nation should be able to field a cricket team at all, let alone one as successful as this, is an unbelievable achievement.
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StDuBDS
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Albone, Tim
Dewey number
796.3586509581
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV928
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cricket
  • Sport
  • Afghanistan
  • Travel writing
  • Cricket
Summary expansion
Cool Runnings meets Joseph O'Neill's Netherland in an inspiring and feel-good story of bravery and sporting success from a country so widely known for war and extremism. This is the true story of the Afghanistan cricket team and their extraordinary attempt to join the world's elite cricketing nations. That this devastated nation should be able to field a cricket team at all, let alone one as successful as this, is an unbelievable achievement. Seven years ago, in a country which does not have a real cricket pitch even today, there was no national team. But a group of young Afghan men, exiled by war, learnt to play in the smashed concrete of refugee camps, and have risen from obscurity to the groomed grass pitches of international cricket.With unlimited access, Tim Albone travelled alongside the team for the two years, charting the players' progress from refugees in Pakistan to the brink of international sporting stardom. Far from being bogged down in cricket jargon, this tale of a gang of dedicated, charismatic, occasionally exasperating young men seeking triumph out of disaster is one that will move and inspire everyone.Foreword by Mike Atherton
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Out of the Ashes : the extraordinary rise and rise of the Afghanistan cricket team, Timothy Albone
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Publication
Control code
BDZ0008951059
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 291 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780753522479
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill., map, ports. (some col.)
Label
Out of the Ashes : the extraordinary rise and rise of the Afghanistan cricket team, Timothy Albone
Publication
Control code
BDZ0008951059
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 291 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780753522479
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill., map, ports. (some col.)

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