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  • The Trundlersby Harry Pearson

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; Not Available

    Affectionate, witty and often hilarious, award-winning author Harry Pearson celebrates medium-paced 'trundlers'; cricket's most overlooked men. more...

  • Ponting: At the Close of Playby Ricky Ponting

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 22.36

    The long-awaited autobiography of Ricky Ponting - an Australian cricket legend. The number 1 bestseller, At the Close of Play is the inspiring story of Ricky Ponting, one of the greatest Australian cricketers to have worn the baggy green. His autobiography details his journey from his childhood protégé, to the highs and lows of an extraordinary international... more...

  • The Shorter Wisden 2014: The Best Writing from Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2014by Bloomsbury Publishing

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    The Shorter Wisden is a compelling distillation of what's best in its bigger brother. Available from all major eBook retailers, Wisden's digital version includes the influential Notes by the Editor, all the front-of-book articles, reviews, obituaries and all England's Tests from the 2013 season. more...

  • Cricket and the Lawby David Fraser

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 67.95

    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...

  • Sport, Rules and Valuesby Graham McFee

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 79.95

    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...

  • Cricket and National Identity in the Postcolonial Ageby Stephen Wagg

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • The Wrong Lineby Andrew Ramsey

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 12.78

    Contrary to the age-old sporting truism, what happens on tour sometimes needs to be told. '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... more...

  • Howzat!by Christopher Lee

    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...

  • The Making of New Zealand Cricketby Greg Ryan

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 64.95

    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...

  • One Split Secondby Michelle Schwarz

    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...