Ordered the Harold Larwood book by Duncan Hamilton after reading the CW review of it. Hopefully it lives up to expectations.
what are the best books on cricket that u read? it can be by a cricketer, or a journalist or anyone for that matter...if anyone can post links of some materials of those books, it would be even better...
what is the best way/sites to read/download some of these books?
marc71178 - President and founding member of AAAS - we don't only appreciate when he does well, but also when he's not quite so good!
Anyone want to join the Society?
Beware the evils of Kit-Kats - they're immoral apparently.
Finished Twirlymen by Amol Rajan recently, excellent read written with real passion, particularly liked the first few chapters including the one on Barnes who Rajan considers very much part of the spin tradition. An excellent passage on Valentine and Ramadhin was also a highlight. It is not especially long and covers an awful so not a great amount of detail on some players but certainly serves as a good introduction for anyone interested in spin bowling.
He does seem to have a real aversion to pace bowlers though and sometimes the writing grated a little bit, describing Vettori and Herath as 'remarkable' or something similar was seemed a little effusive but these were small problems in a very enjoyable read.
New Books - An Overview for December 2011
Recent tradition demands that for the first week of a New Year the Review Section is devoted to an overview of recent and forthcoming releases, so here it is.
Cricket Web Book of the Year 2011
Our thanks go to all the worthy candidates for Book of the Year that we have read this year, but our congratulations can only go to one author, and for 2011 that is Patrick Ferriday.
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