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The Wit Of Cricket

Author : Barry Johnston
ISBN : 9781444715026
Genre : Humor
File Size : 45.36 MB
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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: Humor

Cricket Wit

Author : Richard Benson
ISBN : 1849534624
Genre : Humor
File Size : 76.83 MB
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A collection of cricket-themed quotes for every fan and player of the gentleman's game "Cricket is the greatest game that the wit of man has yet devised." —Sir Pelham Warner Whether or not you can tell your dibbly-dobblies from your nurdles, this marvelous offering is bound to bowl you over. Crammed full of hilarious quotations from cricket capers worldwide, it’s the perfect all-rounder for any fan of the gentleman’s game.
Category: Humor

Wicket Wit

Author : Richard Benson
ISBN : 9781848395657
Genre : Humor
File Size : 42.32 MB
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Whether or not you can tell your dibbly-dobblies from your nurdles, this marvellous offering from the popular "Wit" series is bound to bowl you over. Crammed full of hilarious quotations from cricket capers worldwide, it's the perfect all-rounder for any fan of the gentleman's game. From run-out rebuttals to wicket wisecracks, oval orations to howzat humiliations, this side-splitting book will ensure you'll never be stumped for a return again.
Category: Humor

The Test Match Special Book Of Cricket Quotes

Author : Dan Waddell
ISBN : 9781448142941
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 73.56 MB
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Collecting hundreds of quips and quotes, and beautifully illustrated throughout, The Test Match Special Book of Cricket Quotes is a cricket fan’s indispensable guide to bats, beards, boundaries and bowls. From witty sayings and wise words, to doubles entendres, and legendary moments from cricketing history, you’ll find the perfect line for every occasion. ‘I've never got to the bottom of streaking’- Jonathan Agnew ‘On the first day Logie decided to chance his arm and it came off' - Trevor Bailey ‘Bill Frindall has done a bit of mental arithmetic with a calculator’- John Arlott 'Strangely, in slow motion, the ball seemed to hang in the air for even longer' - David Acfield 'I'm not into caps with lots of diamonds on them, like KP' - James Anderson 'How can you tell your wife you are just popping out to play a match and then not come back for five days?' - Rafa Benitez on test cricket ‘I don't think we choked this time. We never played well enough to choke’ - Craig Matthews ‘Flintoff starts in, his shadow beside him. Where else would it be?’- Henry Blofeld ‘I once delivered a simple ball, which I was told, had it gone far enough, would have been considered a wide’ - Lewis Carroll
Category: Sports & Recreation

Little Bit Of Cricket Wit

Author : Tom Hay
ISBN : 9781786855978
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 41.61 MB
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‘I am confident they play cricket in heaven. Wouldn’t be heaven otherwise, would it?’Patrick MooreBowl yourself over with this mini-collection of cricket humour – the very best quips and quotes for lovers of the gentleman’s game.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Nips Xi

Author : Ruth Starke
ISBN : 9780734414380
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 74.16 MB
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If white boys can't jump, can Asian kids play cricket? Lan's fed up with being called a nip. He wants to be a true-blue Aussie. What better way than by playing the greatest Anglo game of all? Lan gathers a team together and defiantly gives it a name: NIPS XI. Now all they have to do is get some equipment, find a coach, get themselves a sponsor and learn the rules of the game. Then it's time to challenge the best cricket team in the district. A funny, empowering story of cricket and curry, spinners and leggies, that is about overcoming cultural barriers, in sport and in life. Also by Ruth Starke, NIPS GO NATIONAL is the sequel to the bestselling NIPS XI.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Cricket Ball

Author : Gary Cox
ISBN : 9781350014572
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 49.61 MB
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No object encapsulates the subtle, mysterious richness of cricket as much as its most famous character, the cricket ball: the swinging, bouncing, spinning heart of the glorious game. Gary Cox tells us the life story of the ball in its many guises: new ball, old ball, live ball, dead ball, no-ball, lost ball, swing ball and dot ball. He untangles the complexities of spin bowling (with a little help from Shane Warne), the tricks and cheats involved in ball tampering (including a look at the 2018 Australian scandal) and explores the multi-coloured future of a rapidly changing game. A kaleidoscopic look at the ball through the lenses of everything from philosophy and science to history, politics and biography and the myriad facts and figures of the vast cricket universe, Cox brings you a brimming biography of this legendary leathern orb and the heroes, fools and villains it has created along the way.
Category: Philosophy

Cricket And England

Author : Mr Jack Williams
ISBN : 9781136317132
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Looking at the inter-war period, this work explores the relationship between cricket and English social and cultural values.
Category: Sports & Recreation