"To go to a cricket match for nothing but cricket is as though a man were to go into an inn for nothing but drink." - Neville Cardus
"What do they know of cricket who only cricket know?" - CLR James
Went back to finish Beyond a Boundary after stopping half way. It's strange, the prose is excellent and the picture he paints is second to none but I have a problem with it that I can't quite put my hand on. It's similar to Dylan's autobio, excellent writing but it's all over the place. Dunno.
Rest In Peace Craigos
I take back what I said about Beyond a Boundary, the second half of the book is brilliant and really picks up with the portaits he paints of Constantine, Headley and Grace, which are magnificent. The chapter of cricket being art is one of the finest things about the sport I've ever seen written. Great book and I'd urge anyone who hasn't read it to go out and get a copy.
Yeah, I had the wobbles about halfway through, then devoured the second half too.
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I should state to begin with that I dont really read autobiographies and those I do tend not to be of modern athletes.
It was certainly interesting but I was ultimately disappointed. So much of what was discussed could be gleened (sp?) from scoresheets.
A good autobiography gets behind the profession and to the man beneath and lets us into a world we would otherwise not have been privy.
We find out a lot about Waugh the cricketer but there is a lot unsaid about him as a person.
I want to know more about the man and his relationships. Not enough for my liking on his formative years and what moulded him into the person he is.
There are many parts that are quite dry and do not delve into the working of himself and those around him.
One area I did really enjoy was his thoughts on the game and how it should be played in order to be successful. Couldnt help but agree with so much that he said and he gave insight into what it takes to be a good player and part of a top team.
To learn about Waugh the cricketer this is a great book but to learn more about Waugh the man then it is lacking
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I do have it but I am yet to read it In fact I have a few of that authors books, always end up in the cheap bin for a couple of dollars.Originally Posted by Craig
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