Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cricket But Were too Afraid to Ask

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A&C Black, Jun 7, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 128 pages
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cricket But Were too Afraid to Ask explains the often-baffling laws of modern sport in a light-hearted and easy-to-understand way to the new fan/spectator or the 'sport widow'.




This is a witty, off-the-wall guide to the rules of modern cricket, as if written by a very patient but understanding friend.

Writer Iain Macintosh explains how cricket works and why is it so popular, and reveals the history of the game. He guides the novice through the basic rules of the sport in a bouncy, easy-to-fathom style, but also explains the fast-changing pace of the modern game that has made it even more compelling.

If you've ever wondered what a Barmy Army is and how you sign up, or even if you've just wanted someone to sit you down and explain that whole LBW thing, this book is all you ever needed to know about cricket, but were too afraid to ask.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
5
Authors note
6
1 Why you should like cricket
7
2 The history of cricket
10
3 The basics
16
4 The techniques
39
5 The numbers
52
6 Other factors
67
7 The competitions
71
8 Crickets best XI
95
9 Great stadiums of the world
102
10 Cricket conventions
104
11 Sledging
107
Glossary
110
Index
125
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About the author (2012)

Iain Macintosh is the UK Sports Correspondent for The New Paper (Singapore). He is also the author of Football Fables (2008).

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