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One Day At A Time uses selected matches from the past 60 years to tell the story of limited-overs cricket. One-day cricket arrived as a formalised part of the calendar in 1963 with the launch of the Gillette Cup in England. The development of the limited-overs game is at the heart of the sport’s evolution, from the introduction of multi-national competition to the 21st-century phenomenon of franchise-based 20-over leagues.
‘One-day internationals’ found their way into the sport’s lexicon from 1971 and the first men’s World Cup was staged in 1975, while India’s surprise success in the 1983 edition was responsible for changing the landscape of the world’s most cricket-mad country and the global game’s balance of power. The need for an even more abbreviated version of the sport saw Twenty20 cricket introduced in England in 2003. Once again, it was Indian success on the world stage that sparked a game-changing revolution that resulted in the Indian Premier League and a year-round series of franchise led competitions in all parts of the world.
The matches featured in One Day At A Time include the first Lord’s final; the ‘underarm’ outrage in Australia; extraordinary innings by Richards, Tendulkar and Gayle; tales of match-fixing; the greatest day in the women’s game; and, of course, England’s elusive first 50-over triumph.
About the author: David Tossell has been writing about sport for more than four decades and is the author of 18 previous books. He has been short-listed seven times in the British Sports Book Awards – and twice for MCC/Cricket Society Book of the Year, for Grovel! (2008) and Following On (2011). He was the long-time head of European public affairs for the NFL and previously executive sports editor of the Today newspaper. He lives in Buckinghamshire, whom he is proud to represent in over-60s cricket.