Green Wickets

Ireland's Adventures at the 2007 Cricket World Cup

Ed Leahy

Date Published :
March 2015
Publisher :
Liberties Press
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Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781905483334

Stock Status : In stock


Highly illustrated gift book charting the Irish cricket teams unbelievable World Cup adventure with exclusive behind the scenes photographs. Green Wickets charts Ireland's journey from the last gasp draw with Zimbabwe, the epic win over Pakistan and the full escapades of the Blarney Army. The team's progress to the Super Eight meant frantic calls home to employer's to ask for another month's leave - and this is the team members, not the fans.

Denis O'Brien and his Digicel organization helped the team arrange financing and accommodation and the last match against Bangladesh saw Ireland enter the top flight of future one day competition. Add in the curious Bob Woolmer affair and the book makes for a colorful and intriguing story of a remarkable few weeks in Irish and cricket sporting history that will never be forgotten. In Green Wicket, Ed has sourced behind the scenes images from the team members and has extensive interview notes from all the protagonists. The book also features chapters on the islands and countries Ireland visited for their matches.

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