High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Malcolm Denzil Marshall was a West Indian cricketer. Primarily a fast bowler, Marshall is regarded as one of the finest pacemen ever to have played Test cricket. His Test bowling average of 20.94 is the best of anyone who has taken 200 or more wickets. He achieved his bowling success despite being, by the standards of other fast bowlers, a short man - he stood at 5'9", while most of the great quicks have been well above 6'0" and many great West Indian fast bowlers, such as Joel Garner, Curtly Ambrose, Courtney Walsh and Colin Croft, were 6'6" or above. Marshall was also a very dangerous lower-order batsman with ten Test fifties and seven first-class centuries to his credit
Bill Johnston was a key member of Donald Bradman's famous Australian cricket team, which toured England in 1948. The Australians went undefeated in their 34 matches during the English summer, this unprecedented feat by a touring side earned them the sobriquet The Invincibles. Johnston was a left-arm bowler who engaged in fast bowling when the ball was new and conducive to pacemen, before reverting to orthodox spin when the ball became old. He was Australia's third fast bowler in the Tests, reinforcing the new ball attack of Keith Miller and Ray Lindwall, who were regarded as one of the finest pace pairings of all time. Bradman typically used Miller and Lindwall in short bursts against the English batsmen with the new ball. The hosts had agreed to make a new ball available every 55 overs, more frequently than usual. This allowed the Australian pacemen more frequent use of a shiny ball that swung at high pace.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! A shmoo (plural: shmoon, also shmoos) is a fictional cartoon creature. Created by Al Capp (1909 - 1979), they first appeared in his classic comic strip Li'l Abner on August 31, 1948, and quickly became a postwar national craze in the USA.A shmoo is shaped like a plump bowling pin with legs. It has smooth skin, eyebrows and sparse whiskers - but no arms, nose or ears. Its feet are short and round but dexterous, as the shmoo's comic book adventures make clear. It has a rich gamut of facial expressions, and often expresses love by exuding hearts over its head.
Spirits Bay is located at the northern end of the Aupouri Peninsula at the northern tip of New Zealand's North Island. At the western end of the bay is Cape Reinga, from which, according to M ori legend the spirits of the dead leave for their journey to the afterlife (hence the bay's name). The bay is 12 kilometres in width and is one of two bays (the other being Tom Bowling Bay) in the short length of coast that marks the tip of the North Island.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Frank Rowbotham Foster was a Warwickshire and England all-rounder whose career was cut short by an accident during World War I. Nonetheless, his achievements during the early 1910s are suffient to rank him as one of cricket's finest all-round players. Foster was educated at Solihull School, in the West Midlands. He was a fast-medium left-handed bowler who could develop a great deal of spin, which meant the ball could, in the words of a later Wisden, "double its speed upon hitting the ground". He bowled from very wide of the bowling crease, but was very straight because of the swing inwards his easy body action generated, whilst his height allowed him to gain a lot of bounce of the fast wickets of the day
Measuring Up How Advertising Affects Self-Image Vickie Rutledge Shields. With Dawn Heinecken The mute gestures of advertising images are frozen for posterity by photographers and illustrators, gestures that, for better or worse, perpetuate a certain aesthetic and eventually become emblematic of a period. The images of today display the values of a society that has more interest in the body than the mind. They are technoenhanced labyrinths of unattainable appearances that leave women and men feeling horrified, estranged, and restricted by unrealistic, silent mandates. Measuring Up looks at advertising as more than just a way to extract money from unsuspecting people but as a vehicle for conveying the larger views of a confining, body-obsessed culture. By weaving theoretical and textual insights from feminist and cultural studies with the voices of real women and men, Measuring Up offers a unique reception analysis of the effects of repetitious exposure to advertisements of perfect bodies in our everyday lives. Shields examines a particular, complex relationship between the idealized images of gender we see in advertising and our own thoughts, feelings, and behavior in relation to these images. The study is unique in presenting audience reception in terms of ethnographic data, not textual interpretations alone. Measuring Up engages with and informs current theoretical debates within these sometimes complementary and sometimes contradictory literatures: feminist media studies, feminist film theory, critical social theory, cultural studies, and critical ethnography. This is an important work that explores the forms and channels of power used in one of the most insidious and overt means of mass influence in popular culture. Vickie Rutledge Shields is Associate Professor of Telecommunications and Women's Studies at Bowling Green Sate University, where she is Director of the Women's Studies Program. Dawn Heineken teaches women's studies at the University of Louisville. 2001 224 pages 6 x 9 20 illus. ISBN 978-0-8122-1791-9 Paper $26.50s £17.50 ISBN 978-0-8122-0402-5 Ebook $26.50s £17.50 World Rights Cultural Studies, Film/Media Studies, Women's/Gender Studies Short copy: Explores the forms and channels of power used in one of the most insidious and overt means of mass influence in popular culture.
Aims to help improve the skills of young cricketers in the 14 to 18 age group. The players' section is followed by a short section for coaches. Topics covered include bowling, batting, fielding, wicket-keeping, fitness, teamwork and laws. There is also a cricketing knowledge quiz, with answers.
Bowling Alone, the title of Robert Putnam's 1995 article (later a bestselling book) perfectly captured a sense of national unease: Somewhere along the way, America had become a nation divided by apathy, and the bonds that held together civil society were disappearing. But while the phrase resonated with our growing sense of atomization, it didn't describe a new phenomenon. The fear that isolation has eroded our social bonds had simmered for at least two decades, when communitarianism first emerged as a cogent political philosophy. Communitarianism, as explained in the works of Michael Sandel, Alasdair MacIntyre, Amitai Etzioni, and others, elevates the idea of communal good over the rights of individuals. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, communitarianism gained popular and political ground. The Clintons touted its principles in the '90s, and the two presidents Bush make frequent references to its central tenets. In its short life, the philosophy has generated plenty of books, both pro and con. Beau Breslin's authoritative and original examination, The Communitarian Constitution, contributes to the debate from a wholly original standpoint. Existing critiques focus on the debate between liberalism and communitarianism -- in other words, the conflict between individual rights and the communal good. Breslin takes an entirely different stance, examining the pragmatic question of whether or not communitarian policies are truly practicable in a constitutional society. In tackling this question, Breslin traces the evolution of American communitarianism. He examines Lincoln's unconstitutional Civil War suspension of habeas corpus and draws on Federalist and Anti-Federalist arguments, pegging the Anti-Federalists as communitarians' intellectual forebearers. He also grounds his arguments in the real world, examining the constitutions of Germany and Israel, which offer further insight into the relationship between constitutionalism and communitarianism. At a mo
Double Feature brings together - in two volumes of paired short plays - four of the most exciting new voices in UK theatre, in their first commissions for the National Theatre. This volume contains: Nightwatchman by Prasanna Puwanarajah There is a War by Tom Basden In Nightwatchman a British Sri Lankan cricketer prepares for the innings of her life for England against Sri Lanka at Lord's. Facing a relentless bowling machine she challenges our preconceptions of politics, sport and national pride as harshly as she challenges her own. There is a War is a miniature epic that explores the mad savagery of war with biting black comedy, and takes us into the dark heart of a strange and surreal conflict. As soldiers, priests and scavengers roam a battle-scorched landscape, a young medical officer finds herself abandoned and useless, unable to locate the hospital or even the war she was promised. The plays premiered in a specially converted space at the National Theatre in July 2011. They were performed alongside Edgar & Annabel by Sam Holcroft and The Swan by DC Moore, published in the companion volume Double Feature: One. 'sharp, funny and fizzing with invention' - The Times 'marvellously incisive' - Independent 'a sharp satire with an irresistibly silly strain' - Financial Times