What I Love About Cricket: One Man's Vain Attempt to Explain Cricket to a Teenager who Couldn't Give a Toss

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Ebury Publishing, Nov 30, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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What I Love About Cricket is the story of a summer when a 'master' cricket obsessive teaches his novice 'pupil' the wisdom of the game. Sandy Balfour is cast as the supposed master and his sixteen-year-old daughter's new boyfriend - the skateboarding boy wonder - is the reluctant pupil.

This beginner's guide to the infuriatingly perverse game of cricket is a love letter addressed both to

those who utterly fail to understand it and to those who need reminding why they fell in love in

the first place. What unfolds is wonderfully observed, very funny and as much about fathers

and daughters, love and life, as it is about cricket.

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Review: What I Love About Cricket: One Man's Vain Attempt to Explain Cricket to a Teenager who Couldn't Give a Toss

User Review  - Teryl - Goodreads

A gentle, pleasant read, recommended to anybody who enjoys cricket and a wry sense of humour. He is an excellent writer. Read full review

Review: What I Love About Cricket: One Man's Vain Attempt to Explain Cricket to a Teenager who Couldn't Give a Toss

User Review  - Paul - Goodreads

A combination of a cricket book and a book about the father daughter relationship. His daughter has always been one of his most precious things, but the relationship begins to change at the appearance ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Sandy Balfour plays and watches a lot of cricket. In his spare time he is a journalist, author and social activist. He is chair of the UK's leading Fairtrade chocolate company and has written four previous books including the critically acclaimed Vulnerable in Hearts and Pretty Girl in Crimson Rose (8). He lives in London with his girlfriend and their three children.

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