My A Z Of Cricket

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My A Z Of Cricket

Author : Henry Blofeld
ISBN : 9781529378504
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Legendary cricket broadcaster Henry Blofeld takes the reader on a journey from A-Z through the world of cricket. In his trademark charming style, Blowers goes through the alphabet, explaining some of the puzzling cricket terminology and regaling his favourite anecdotes from his fifty years in the sport, covering the most important moments in the sport's history as well as the most entertaining and amusing. The book will also contain a glossary for those who want to make sure they know their googlys from their bouncers. This gift book is perfect for fans of cricket who want to understand the sport from Henry's unique point of view, it is a humorous and entertaining jaunt through the cricket landscape.
Category: Sports & Recreation


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ISBN : PSU:000048425605
Genre : Children's literature
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The Wit Of Cricket

Author : Barry Johnston
ISBN : 9781444715026
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A bumper collection of the funniest anecdotes, jokes and stories from cricket's best-loved personalities. Cricket is a funny old game -- even when rain stops play! Now you can read not only the most popular stories by five of the game's all-time great characters -- Richie Benaud, Dickie Bird, Henry Blofeld, Brian Johnston and Fred Trueman - but also the humour and insights of modern players including Michael Atherton, Andrew Flintoff, Darren Gough, Kevin Pietersen and Shane Warne. Crammed full of dozens of hilarious anecdotes about legendary Test cricketers such as Ian Botham, Geoffrey Boycott, Denis Compton, Michael Holding and Merv Hughes -- plus broadcasting gaffes, sledging, short-sighted umpires and the first male streaker at Lord's!
Category: Sports & Recreation

Cricket Literature And Culture

Author : Anthony Bateman
ISBN : 9781317158059
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In his important contribution to the growing field of sports literature, Anthony Bateman traces the relationship between literary representations of cricket and Anglo-British national identity from 1850 to the mid 1980s. Examining newspaper accounts, instructional books, fiction, poetry, and the work of editors, anthologists, and historians, Bateman elaborates the ways in which a long tradition of literary discourse produced cricket's cultural status and meaning. His critique of writing about cricket leads to the rediscovery of little-known texts and the reinterpretation of well-known works by authors as diverse as Neville Cardus, James Joyce, the Great War poets, and C.L.R. James. Beginning with mid-eighteenth century accounts of cricket that provide essential background, Bateman examines the literary evolution of cricket writing against the backdrop of key historical moments such as the Great War, the 1926 General Strike, and the rise of Communism. Several case studies show that cricket simultaneously asserted English ideals and created anxiety about imperialism, while cricket's distinctively colonial aesthetic is highlighted through Bateman's examination of the discourse surrounding colonial cricket tours and cricketers like Prince Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji of India and Sir Learie Constantine of Trinidad. Featuring an extensive bibliography, Bateman's book shows that, while the discourse surrounding cricket was key to its status as a symbol of nation and empire, the embodied practice of the sport served to destabilise its established cultural meaning in the colonial and postcolonial contexts.
Category: Literary Criticism

India Today

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ISBN : UCAL:B4434831
Genre : India
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Category: India

Event Solutions

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924095738484
Genre : Congresses and conventions
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Category: Congresses and conventions

The Boy S Own Annual

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ISBN : UCAL:C2724004
Genre : Children's periodicals
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Category: Children's periodicals

Ieg Sponsorship Sourcebook

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ISBN : IND:30000112855402
Genre : Corporate sponsorship
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Category: Corporate sponsorship

Books From Hungary

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ISBN : MINN:319510014578218
Genre : Book industries and trade
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The Navajo Language

Author : Robert W. Young
ISBN : STANFORD:36105006974351
Genre : English language
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Category: English language

Cricket In The Web

Author : Paula Moore
ISBN : 9780826343420
Genre : History
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After exhaustive research, Paula Moore provides the first objective account of the 1949 murder of "Cricket" Coogler--a case that shook New Mexico politics.
Category: History

Home Power

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924080044898
Genre : Buildings
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A Z Of Barbados Heritage

Author : Sean Carrington
ISBN : UCSC:32106017043636
Genre : History
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Every aspect of Barbadian history, geography, natural history, culture and society is covered.
Category: History