Arm-ball to Zooter: A Sideways Look at the Language of Cricket

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Penguin Adult, Jun 7, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 304 pages
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What's the difference between short leg and deep midwicket? When would you be thinking about bowling a yorker? What's so great about the sound of leather on willow? Cricket s vocabulary is a mixture of jargon and clich , poetry and prose, misty-eyed romanticism and old-gits cynicism. Arm-ball to Zooter is a witty guide to the peculiarities of the game, its history and major figures; cricket-lovers might find their own pet hates confirmed; cricket newcomers might be amazed at what cricket-lovers have been up to all these years.

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Lawrence Booth writes about cricket for the Guardianand the Sunday Times. In addition to his print work, he writes 'The Spin', the Guardianwebsite's irreverent cricket email, and has frequently contributed to their acclaimed over-by-over coverage. He is the author of two previous books and in 2011 he was appointed to the prestigious role of editor of theWisdenCricketers' Almanack in 2011. He lives in south-west London

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