Thursday, September 20, 2012
Somerset Cricket - The Glory Years 1973-1987 has just been published by Halsgrove.
In 2010 Somerset Cricket Museum acquired a unique archive of images relating to the history
of the club between 1973 and 1990. Taken by Taunton-based photographer Alain Lockyer, they chronicle some of the years of the County’s greatest success, including the period known as the Glory Years during which Somerset won five one day trophies in as many seasons. Garner, Richards, Botham, Rose and a host of fine players feature in this superb collection which not only highlights exciting action from classic matches, but candid behind-the-scenes shots of the players both at rest andat play.
Together the pictures are an irreplaceable document of the Country’s greatest cricket team at the height of its powers, and this book
which is the first publication to feature the collection widely, will be read eagerly not only by fans of Somerset but devotees of the
summer game as a whole. Accompanying the pictures is a fine and informative text by County Museum Trustee and journalist Richard Walsh, to complete this remarkable visual history, packed with classic memories.