Sherlock Holmes and the birth of the Ashes

The Oval, 1882 — and the match that led to the birth of 'The Ashes'.
WG Grace, the great champion of England cricket, and Fred 'The Demon' Spofforth, that diabolical Australian bowler, are locked in a titanic tussle as England and Australia play out a thriller of a match

That was the day when giants clashed, sparks flew and it resulted in the lore of The Ashes. We know all about that. But, it has seldom been revealed that in the pavilion on that famous August day sat Sherlock Holmes, his services recruited by Charles W Alcock, Secretary of the Surrey County Cricket Club.

After a century and a third thereof, the facts of the matter have finally been made public; Dr
John Watson's account of the sensational events have at long last seen the light of the day.

We are taken on a journey of knuckle-cracking, nail-biting cricket action along with suspense, tension, villainy and death, and the Birth of the Ashes.

A gourmet treat for the lovers of Sherlock Holmes, mystery stories, as well as a delight for the cricket fans.

Acclaimed author Stephen Chalke talking about Cricket Books of the Year for 2017 on www.cricketweb.net said: The best cricket book I've read in the last two or three years is 'Sherlock Holmes and the Birth of the Ashes' by Arunabha Sengupta. It's so original, a wonderful conceit, and it's based on terrific research on late Victorian cricket and on the London of Sherlock Holmes.

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