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    I will recommend Bob Willis Six of the Best - Best in test cricket from 1970 to 1995

    Covers whom Willis feels are the best openers , middle order batsman , swing bowlers , Medium pacers , spinners , umpires etc from round the world - there is no bias and Willis has made two categories England and rest of the world with pithy and distinct reasons for selection

    I will also recommend Cricinfo's Jan 2007 issue which has the 50 most memorable moments in recent cricket

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    Yeah, that's a pretty good book Krishna. Willis has good opinions imo, and even though he seems to be a grumpy old man, speaks a lot of sense.
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    Picked up Endless Summer: 140 Years of Australian Cricket in Wisden edited by Gideon Haigh today. Reduced to 20 dollars from 45 as well.
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    Finished Out Of My Comfort Zone by Steve Waugh and all I can say is bloody brilliant, honestly one of the best sport's autobiographies I have read and gave me a real insight into what kind of character Waugh was. I highly recommend it to anyone.
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    Just read "How To Catch A Cricket Match" by Harry Ricketts. It must have been a good read because I finished it in 2 days, (mind you it was while the in-laws were staying over New Years). You have to skip the chapters explaining the rules, etc, but brought back good memories and was well-written by an intelligent and passionate "older" follower of the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Picked up Endless Summer: 140 Years of Australian Cricket in Wisden edited by Gideon Haigh today. Reduced to 20 dollars from 45 as well.
    Read that one, and found it a bit of a hard slog tbh
    You know it makes sense.

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    Its got a few good articles in it, but yeah, it's a bit hard to sit down and read cover to cover...
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    Three more books for your perusal

    Cricket All The Way Bio of Eddie Paynter

    Quiz Book

    The Centurions all about the 20 players to have scored 100 first class tons (up to 1983)

    Remember we would love to hear from fellow members about their favourite books, and would also love book review submissions.

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    Currently reading 'The Art of Captaincy' by Mike Brearly, a bit of a heavy read, bu very interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    Currently reading 'The Art of Captaincy' by Mike Brearly, a bit of a heavy read, bu very interesting.
    Considered a cricket book classic, I have not read it tbh, but we would love a review

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    I'll see what I can do. I can also review Bothams Autobio if you want one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    I'll see what I can do. I can also review Bothams Autobio if you want one?
    That would be most appreciated

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    It might be a tricky one to review, but I'm currently bidding for a 1964 Wisden on a well-known Internet auction site. The only significance of this is if I get it I will have a complete lifetime set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpski View Post
    It might be a tricky one to review, but I'm currently bidding for a 1964 Wisden on a well-known Internet auction site. The only significance of this is if I get it I will have a complete lifetime set.

    Something to be proud of, mine only goes back to 1953

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    It'll be a lifetime set - an edition for each year of my life - it doesn't go back as far as that.

    I do know someone with a complete set though.



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