PRO­FILE Pa­trick Ea­gar

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A true spe­cial­ist, Pa­trick has de­voted his ca­reer to pho­tograph­ing the sport of cricket, and he’s cap­tured many of its most fa­mous mo­ments

■ Pa­trick Ea­gar first worked as a cricket pho­tog­ra­pher for The Crick­eter mag­a­zine in 1965 – 50 years ago this sum­mer.

■ Since 1972, when the cricket author­i­ties ended the ex­clu­sive con­tract for pho­tograph­ing Tests in Eng­land, Pa­trick has cov­ered 325 Test matches.

■ He has pub­lished 13 books, in­clud­ing The Ashes in Fo­cus – the story be­hind the now-leg­endary 2005 se­ries in Eng­land, which Eng­land won.

■ A ma­jor ex­hi­bi­tion of Pa­trick’s work was held in 2005 and 2006 at the MCC Mu­seum to celebrate his 51st match at Lord’s.

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