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Five Trophies and a Funeral: The Rise and Fall of Durham County Cricket Club [9781785314889]

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Five Trophies and a Funeral: The Building and Rebuilding of Durham County Cricket Club is the story of how English cricket's youngest first-class county quickly became the country's top team, before overstretching themselves financially to the brink of extinction. When Durham joined the professional game in 1992 they aspired to be a major on-field force and a home to top international cricket. The high demands put on them as a condition of entry, together with their own lofty ambitions, pushed the club to five major trophies in seven seasons while providing England with top-quality players reared in the North East. But striving for ever more at a time of economic downturn led them to live beyond their means, and they were heavily punished for overspending that the authorities partly encouraged. Now they are looking to restore past glories under the chairmanship of Sir Ian Botham. Part fairy tale, part cautionary story, Five Trophies explains how Durham arrived where they are, and where they aim to go next.
AUTHOR: Stuart Rayner is the author of The War of the White Roses: Yorkshire Cricket's Civil War, 1968-1986, which was nominated for the Cricket Writers' Club Book of the Year 2016. Born in Scarborough, Stuart began his journalistic career as a sports sub-editor on the Liverpool Echo before joining The Journal as a sports writer in 2005. Since 2009 he has also written for sister papers the Newcastle Chronicle and Sunday Sun.
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9781785314889
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Stuart Rayner
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Pitch Publishing Ltd
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07-Mar-2019
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352
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800 Grams
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