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    Mr Barker has written two other very similar volumes "Purple Patches" and "Innings of a Lifetime" as well as the companion volume about Bowlers - all are excellent and having enjoyed "10 Great Innings" I have no hesitation in recommending them to you - they shouldn't cost much or prove difficult to acquire if you wander around Addall, Bookfinder or one of the other big sites

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    I'm in the middle of 10 Great Bowlers now which is a good read so far. Purple Patches will be next!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mossa View Post
    Just joined this forum & what an excellent forum it is. Just been reading through the last couple of hours some very interesting stuff. Anyway this link was great because ive been after a few cricket books for a while. Just ordered 8 from amazon which should keep me going they are
    1-Beyond the boundary
    2-Many a slip
    3- The art of captaincy (Mike Brearley)
    4-Michael Atherton biog
    5-Penguins Stopped play
    6-Rain men
    7- A lot of Hard Yakka (simon Hughes)
    8- Being Freddie
    Got the whole lot for 30 which included P&P, have a feeling im gonna be doing a lot of reading the next few months.
    Have any of those who have read Rain men and the Yakka books, also read Michael Parkinson's Cricket Mad ? If yes, how would you compare the quality of the books (Among the three, I have read only Cricket Mad, hence the question) ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tapioca View Post
    Have any of those who have read Rain men and the Yakka books, also read Michael Parkinson's Cricket Mad ? If yes, how would you compare the quality of the books (Among the three, I have read only Cricket Mad, hence the question) ?
    I think I have Cricket Mad, but I am yet to read it, so sorry mate I can't help you, but the Yakka books are very funny
    You know it makes sense.


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    I've only read Rain Men of those three. If you're wondering whether to read it, do. It's excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    And while we are on sending things, mate can you send me a photo of yourself please

    Lets hope Voltman does not read this

    I can see the puns now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    Hmm, just found this thread just moments after reading this one... disturbing, to say the least.
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    But is Archie grooming fred or fred grooming Archie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    But is Archie grooming fred or fred grooming Archie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    Other than the Atherton
    Highly recommended.

    Flintoff books
    Alas, being something of a ghost bigot, I cannot bring myself to recommend this.
    Cheers,
    Rodney Ulyate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tapioca View Post
    Have any of those who have read Rain men and the Yakka books, also read Michael Parkinson's Cricket Mad ? If yes, how would you compare the quality of the books (Among the three, I have read only Cricket Mad, hence the question) ?
    I've read Rain Men(and it's sequel), A lot Of Hard Yakka and have the Parkinson one on tape I think. A lot of hard Yakka is one of the best cricket books of all time, it really is a joy to read. Coming from an English background and playing in a lot of the games mentioned in Rain Men, it too is a truly great book that I would definitely reccomend anyone to read.

    Have anyone ever read Cricket Masala by Mark ray? I just came accross it on amazon and it looks like the kind of book i'd enjoy, but it doesn't have a description or anything on the site
    Last edited by open365; 09-07-2008 at 07:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by open365 View Post
    I've read Rain Men(and it's sequel), A lot Of Hard Yakka and have the Parkinson one on tape I think. A lot of hard Yakka is one of the best cricket books of all time, it really is a joy to read. Coming from an English background and playing in a lot of the games mentioned in Rain Men, it too is a truly great book that I would definitely reccomend anyone to read.

    Have anyone ever read Cricket Masala by Mark ray? I just came accross it on amazon and it looks like the kind of book i'd enjoy, but it doesn't have a description or anything on the site

    Cricket Masala from memory was just photos

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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    Highly recommended.
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    Sean, Rodney, Rich - did you guys get my mail regarding the e-books and could you open the attachments ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    Alas, being something of a ghost bigot, I cannot bring myself to recommend this.
    Generally I'm with you all the way on this. One exception is Thorpe's autobiography which I think was ghosted but which is quite different to most ghosted rubbish and an interesting read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    Sean, Rodney, Rich - did you guys get my mail regarding the e-books and could you open the attachments ?
    Not the last two



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