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Grovel!: The Story & Legacy of the Summer of 1976

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When England cricket captain Tony Greig announced that he intended to make the West Indies "grovel," he lit a fire that burned as intensely as the sunshine that made 1976 one of the most memorable summers in British history. Spurred on by what they saw as a deeply offensive remark, especially from a white South African, Clive Lloyd's touring team vowed to make Greig pay. I ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Pitch Publishing
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Geevee
May 05, 2015 Geevee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I enjoyed this book immensely. It took me back to the long hot summer of 1976 when as a young boy not yet in my teens my life was endless football and cricket.

That year it was even more sporty as I watched the Olympics - including the stunning performances by Nadia Comanechi - as well as playing and watching (on tv) my favourite two sports.

Vividly do I remember the West Indies team and genuinely being scared by the speed and venom with which Andy Roberts, Michael Holding, Wayne Daniel and Vanb
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Asif
Nov 12, 2012 Asif rated it liked it
Shelves: sports, cricket
An enjoyable trot down memory lane as Clive Lloyd forges the team which will go on to dominate the game for 2 decades. This book is about Tony Greig's stupid comment about making the West Indies 'grovel' and how they responded on the field!

I felt it could have been much more in-depth and detailed with interviews from many other players but it was an enjoyable and fun quick read. Recommended for cricket fans in general and West Indies' ones in particular!



Phil
Jun 18, 2016 Phil rated it really liked it
Much as I love watching cricket, I've always found it hard to warm to full-length books on the subject, which tend either to be self-serving and poorly-written autobiographies by practitioners, or detailed accounts of matches I never saw, set out in the game's inimitable and - even to a dedicated cricketophile - occasionally tedious jargon.

However, the tale of West Indies' 1976 Test tour of England - which I did see (albeit via the lamented medium of live public service TV) - can hardly fail to
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Marcus
Jun 06, 2015 Marcus rated it really liked it
Enjoyable read of a series nearly 40 years old now! Mixes nostalgia, humor and the nitty gritty of test cricket in an easy to read style. The descriptions of the games are excellent, but even better are the side stories of the people involved.
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