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1dasfrpsl
Mai 20, 2007, 3:07pm

With no messages on this group for a while, I was wondering whether anyone had read any interesting cricket books this year?

2andyl
Mai 21, 2007, 2:50am

I have caught some of the John Major book More Than A Game on Radio 4. It should still be available via Listen Again at the Book Of The Week page on the BBC site if you are very quick.

3dasfrpsl
Mai 24, 2007, 7:12am

Yes, I heard one episode of that when driving home late - it sounded quite good. I think I prefer Major on cricket to Major on politics!

4justjim
Bearbeitet: Nov. 4, 2008, 2:13am

Wake up you sleepy cricketers!

I just found a first/first with DJ of "The paddock that grew: the story of the Melbourne Cricket Club" by Keith Dunstan for AUD20. Happy with that!

Jim
eta Stupid touchstones - work here

(Anil Kumble, thanks for the memories)

5timjones
Nov. 4, 2008, 8:13am

Well, I think it was last year that I read it, but I rate A Corner of a Foreign Field by Ramachandra Guha the best cricket book I've read in a long time - and highly pertinent to all cricket lovers given India's current cricketing eminence, if not pre-eminence.

#4, I agree with you about Anil Kumble - a player whose worth was not fully recognised for much of his career because he played in the shadow of Warne and Murali.

6justjim
Dez. 12, 2008, 2:15am

Another First/first! I've just about finished reading Farewell to Cricket which I found in a second-hand bookshop. First edition/first printing, with dust cover - $9.00!

The thing that really strikes me is how often the players would have to miss matches because of illness. It was only sixty years ago that the Invincibles toured England, but the medical care couldn't have been all that great.

7andyl
Dez. 12, 2008, 4:08am

Well I picked up More Than A Game from a local 'cheap books' shop for three quid and have just finished reading it. The book becomes less interesting as Major ploughs on.