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- Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 14.20
The Ashes, the symbol of cricket supremacy between England and Australia, is the game's oldest and fiercest rivalry, still hot to the touch after a century and a quarter. The Book of Ashes Anecdotes collects hundreds of the best stories from more than 260 publications to create the fullest, fieriest and funniest account of these two nations divided... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 63.95
Cricket, law and the meaning of life ... In a readable, informed and absorbing discussion of cricket?s defining controversies ? bodyline, chucking, ball-tampering, sledging, walking and the use of technology, among many others ? David Fraser explores the ambiguities of law and social order in cricket. Cricket and the Law charts the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 75.95
Sport, Rules and Values presents a philosophical perspective on issues concerning the character of sport. Discussion focuses on three broad uses commonly urged for rules: to define sport; to judge or assess sport performance; and to characterize the value of sport - especially if that value is regarded as moral value. In general, Sport, Rules and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 42.95
Bringing together leading international writers on cricket and society, this important new book places cricket in the postcolonial life of the major Test-playing countries. Exploring the culture, politics, governance and economics of cricket in the twenty-first century, this book dispels the age-old idea of a gentle game played on England's village... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 13.25
'For as long as the game of cricket has been played internationally, there have been journos "on the tour" ... Life on the road is tough. But as you are about to experience, it's bloody entertaining as well.' Adam Gilchrist Cricket writer Andrew Ramsey's job was to be on tour with the world's greatest cricket team over a decade when it had no peer.... more...
- NewSouth 2012; US$ 19.99
England, Summer 1975. The Australian cricket team, visiting for an Ashes series, fields players who will become legends of the game Ian Chappell, Rodney Marsh, Dennis Lillee, Jeff Thomson against celebrated English power-cricketers Tony Greig, John Snow and Phil Edmonds. It is the pinnacle of the game of cricket the two oldest... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 60.95
It is generally forgotten that cricket rather than rugby union was the 'national game' in New Zealand until the early years of the twentieth century. This book shows why and how cricket developed in New Zealand and how its character changed across time. Greg Ryan examines the emergence and growth of cricket in relation to diverse patterns of European... more...
- University of NSW Press 2006; US$ 24.95
One Split Second opens with the sudden and violent death of cricket legend David Hookes outside a Melbourne bayside hotel, late one night in January 2004. From there it surveys all that flowed from that fateful event ? the sometimes hysterical reaction of the public and the popular media, and the reaction of friends and family of the two protagonists,... more...
- Michael O'Mara 2013; US$ 2.99
Cricket is undoubtedly the elegant game, occupying a long-established and distinguished position in the annals of sporting history. Played by gentlemen the world over, the word cricket may derive from the Anglo-Saxon word cricc , meaning a staff or crutch - giving us a game played with a long wooden implement - and the first (reliable) mention... more...