The Amazing Test Match Crime - a book essential for every lover of literature and cricket

The Ashes 1938 series was shared between Wally Hammond’s England and Don Bradman’s Australians. And the next Ashes Test would be played only in 1946-47, after the last bullet of the Second World War had been fired. However, one further Ashes encounter was played during this interlude, on the fictitious pitch of a hilarious novel written by Adrian Alington published in 1939.  Arunabha Sengupta describes the book which should be in the collection of every lover of literature and cricket.

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Deceived by Flight: Inspector Morse solves a cricket mystery

The silver haired Inspector Morse has no time for cricket as he solves crimes in Oxford as a senior CID officer of the Thames Valley Police Force. However, when an Oxford old boy turns up for a cricket match and is found dead in his lodging, the Detective has to wade into the game. Arunabha Sengupta looks back at the episode ‘Deceived by Flight’ which is a heady mix of cricketing action and murder mystery.

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