He was in his early 50s, and his team was the Gentlemen of Worcestershire.
Shop by category
They were gentlemen of leisure, as he was, or successful businessmen with time to spare, or the sons of such men; four of the team had actually played first-class cricket—as amateurs. The English won three games easily.
- Freud: An autobiographical study.
- Field of Shadows: The English Cricket Tour of Nazi Germany - Whitcoulls?
- Field of Shadows.
- CPM scheduling for construction : best practices and guidelines.
The German players were short of experience the LBW rule utterly defeated them. Their strength was a bowling attack led by Felix Menzel, who had first played against an English team before the first world war. Cricket breeds fanatical followers, and Mr Waddell believes he might have found in Menzel a prize specimen.
Shortly after the British army arrived in Berlin in July , Menzel and four companions walked out of the ruins and asked an officer if he would arrange a game of cricket for them. Such undying devotion to the game in a singularly hostile environment, says Mr Waddell, means that, among cricket obsessives, no one can lay a glove on Menzel.
Fancy that; and him a German, too.
Join them. Subscribe to The Economist today. Media Audio edition Economist Films Podcasts. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. May 20, Mary Arkless rated it really liked it Shelves: mary-sexploding-steamboats-ch. This book came into being because the author was re-reading some essays by Orwell, and came across this: "The Nazis, for instance, were at pains to discourage cricket, which had gained a certain footing in Germany before and after the last war.
He was intrigued. He'd never heard of this. He tracked down one of the very few copies of James D.
The English cricket team that toured Nazi Germany - BBC News
He eventua This book came into being because the author was re-reading some essays by Orwell, and came across this: "The Nazis, for instance, were at pains to discourage cricket, which had gained a certain footing in Germany before and after the last war. He eventually learnt of the unlikely tour by the Worcester Gentlemen to Berlin in for a series of three cricket matches. He then set out to research the tour, the players, find out how it came to be, and what happened to the players afterwards.
Very serious for the most part, but there are some real laugh-out-loud lines. Christmas gift from my mother.
It was on my wish list. Jun 12, David Lowther rated it liked it. A well-researched and written book. It's amusing at times and sad at others. David Lowther.
Amazing story of Midland team who took on Nazi Germany - at cricket!
Tony Shield rated it liked it Jan 19, Linda L rated it did not like it Feb 11, Tim Maynard rated it really liked it Mar 22, Jonathan Triffitt rated it liked it Sep 15, Col Todd rated it it was amazing Jul 20, Geoff rated it liked it Jul 27, But the suggestion would be that if they had done then a brutal world war may not of happened because of the civilising effect of cricket. By Ben Hurst. The Gentlemen of Worcestershire tour of Nazi Germany Get the biggest National stories by email Subscribe We will use your email address only for the purpose of sending you newsletters.
- Direct Adaptive Control Algorithms: Theory and Applications (Communications and Control Engineering)?
- Magnetic Resonance in Food Science - Latest Developments!
- Imagining the Internet: Personalities, Predictions, Perspectives.
- Knack Clean Home, Green Home: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Eco-Friendly Homekeeping (Knack: Make It easy).
- Kingship in the Mycenaean World and its reflections in the Oral Tradition (Prehistory Monographs).
Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice. Follow us on Twitter Follow businesslive. News all Most Read Most Recent. Restaurants Bristol named among best food destinations in world "Bristol is an oasis of culinary excellence". Wales The best start-ups in Wales honoured at awards night The fourth annual Wales Start-Up Awards honoured businesses from all industries.
North West India Buildings boost as new contractor says huge Liverpool tax office move will happen next summer Large quantities of asbestos were uncovered there in summer - but it's hoped the project will be completed in a year's time.
Environment Labour promises thousands of extra jobs in offshore wind Party wants to build 37 offshore wind farms under its "people's power" plan.