What is a Googly?: The Mysteries of Cricket Explained

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Pavilion Books, Jun 1, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 144 pages
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Have you ever spent an Ashes summer, followed the IPL on television or even watched the local village cricket team with friends who know - or pretend to know - a lot more about the game than you do? Are you a cricket 'widow' who would perhaps like to converse more fluently (or even at all!) with a cricket-loving mate? Do you get your silly mid offs confused with your short legs? and why do cricketers rub the ball on their trousers? This layman's guide will answer all your questions as it demystifies the jargon, explains where cricket came from, what happens on the field, what the tactics are and the do's and don'ts of being a spectator. If you've ever made a fool of yourself in the pavilion, wondered who's winning (or even just how long the match is going to go on), then Rob Eastaway has written the book for you!

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The forward states that this book is 'designed primarily for those who have no knowledge or understanding of cricket'. The author then explains various aspects of cricket in an entertaining and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Steve Mitchell - Goodreads

A good little book for a cricket virgin to read to begin to understand the complexities of the game but with enough witticisms for those of us that watch regularly to enjoy the read. Read full review

About the author (2005)

Rob Eastaway is a writer, speaker and consultant. His books include the bestselling What is a Googly? (9781861056290) and Why Do Buses Come In Threes? (9781861058621). He jointly devised the system now used to officially rank international cricketers and lives in London, where he is a keen weekend cricketer and occasional golfer.

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