Many a Slip: A Diary of a Club Cricket Season

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Aurum, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 138 pages
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Every summer weekend, in every village and local park, thousands of amateur cricketers don their whites and turn out for their club. The weather may be threatening rain, the wicket treacherously green, the team composed of too many last-minute selections, but a day of fiercely contested club cricket is a timeless, indestructible tradition. Gideon Haigh is one such cricketer. As well as being the author of critically-acclaimed and award-winning cricket biographies such as Mystery Spinner he is, as readers of the Guardian know, not only a keen member of the Yarras Cricket Club in Melbourne Australia but also chairman of the selection committee for its Fourth Eleven. Now, the columns he has written have been collected to form a humorous diary of the Yarras' season, and a portrait of club cricket that weekend cricketers the world over should recognize.

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About the author (2002)

Gideon Haigh is an Australian journalist and writer, born in 1965. He was educated at Trinity College at the University of Melbourne. He has contributed to numerous newspapers and magazines in his thirty years as a journalist. He has written thirty books and edited seven others. His book, On Warne, won the British Sports Book Awards Best Cricket Book of the Year Award, the Cricket Society and MCC Book of the Year Award, the Jack Pollard Trophy, and the Waverley Library Nib Award. The Office won the NSW Premier's Literary Awards Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction. Other recent titles include Uncertain Corridors: Writings on Modern Cricket, End of the Road?, and The Deserted Newsroom. He was the winner of the 2016 Ned Kelly Awards best true crime award for Certain Admissions.

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