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  • The Trundlersby Harry Pearson

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; Not Available

    Some men are born medium-paced, some achieve medium-pace, and some have medium-pace thrust upon them. Bowlers who take wickets not with pace or spin, but - at speeds between 65 and 85mph - by nagging accuracy are the commonest in cricket. So far, however, nobody has paid them any attention. Yet seam bowling remains one of cricket's most mysterious... more...

  • No-Balls and Googliesby Geoff Tibballs

    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...

  • Ponting: At the Close of Playby Ricky Ponting

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 18.54

    The number 1 bestseller in paperback. One of the greatest cricketers of all time, Ricky Ponting boasts more records than any other player in Australian history including the most wins as a player and a captain, as well as being Australia's highest run-scorer in test and ODI cricket. From childhood prodigy to the highs and lows of an extraordinary... 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$ 10.59

    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...