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The Pacemen free pdf In The Pacemen, Drew Forrest celebrates the elite of South Africa's fast bowlers, from the tragic 'Krom' Hendricks in the late 19th century to the trailblazing Vernon Philander in the 21st, providing a snapshot of their social and playing backgrounds and their characters. Here, in chronologically arranged sketches, is South Africa's rich and varied pace tradition: the fast bowler as the express-pace warrior-champion, in the awe-inspiring figures of Neil Adcock, Peter Pollock, Mike Procter, Allan Donald and Dale Steyn- the masters of swing and seam, in the style of Norman Gordon, Vince van der Bijl, Stephen Jefferies, Fanie de Villiers and Shaun Pollock- and the impact bowlers and partnership-breakers, such as JJ Kotze, Jacques Kallis and Brian MacMillan. Also placed under the spotlight are the casualties of the fast bowling world, including Lindsay Tuckett and Lance Klusener, who briefly flared and faded, their careers curtailed by injury and overbowling. Others fell victim to South Africa's political turbulence, forced by racialised sport to the margins or into exile, in the manner of Eric Petersen and Dik Abed, or condemned, like Clive Rice and Garth le Roux, to forfeit dazzling test careers to the international sanctions of the 1980s. The Pacemen is a rejoinder to those who seek to efface from the record the great players of the pre-1992 era, black and white. It argues for a player-centred perspective, rather than one driven by the struggle politics of a bygone era, and shows how the fast bowlers of the present owe a large debt to those of the past.

About Drew Forrest

Drew Forrest has loved cricket and been fascinated by fast bowlers for almost as long as he can remember, though his personal experience of genuine fast bowling is mercifully limited. Forrest covered the 1993/4 Australian tour to South Africa for the Mail

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Author : Drew Forrest
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Data Published : 27 September 2013
ISBN : 1770103325
EAN : 9781770103320
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 220 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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