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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwinter View Post
    Good evening all

    I happened upon "The British Academy of Cricket Manual for Gentlemen and Players"
    some years ago. Obviously while it was not meant for us "currency" lads out in the colonies, it did provide valuable insights into the the cricketing way of life in England, particularly the benefits of a good forward defense.

    I have been unable to find any references to the Manual since, does any one here have any thoughts on why this may be so ?

    Also wondering how many of the correspondents here have their fob-watches set to British Standard Cricketing Time ?

    Yours in anticipation

    Billy
    Do you have an author? I went through all of Padwicks and can find no metion of it

    Does you user name imply that like David Frith you never lose the Ashes?
    You know it makes sense.

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    Archie, authors are: WARD, Martin and OLDMAN, Paul. It's Padwick number is Padwick II 3388.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wisden18 View Post
    Archie, authors are: WARD, Martin and OLDMAN, Paul. It's Padwick number is Padwick II 3388.
    Just found it

    I thought it must have been an old book, so looked in the first Padwick and then the Gibbs Extension

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    Oh no it is some satirical nonsense. I've got a reprinted edition of it. It is quite profusely illustrated with nonsensical things.

    Worth getting though, will probably give you a laugh, and you can pick it up quite cheaply.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wisden18 View Post
    Oh no it is some satirical nonsense. I've got a reprinted edition of it. It is quite profusely illustrated with nonsensical things.

    Worth getting though, will probably give you a laugh, and you can pick it up quite cheaply.
    So Billy was just winding me up!

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    Well perhaps to be fairer to him, he was merely describing the book in a way the authors would be proud; or put another way: YES!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wisden18 View Post
    Well perhaps to be fairer to him, he was merely describing the book in a way the authors would be proud; or put another way: YES!
    Well TBH I knew that

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    It takes far far too long to get a review up. This is just the kind of thing that makes one lose interest in writing here.

    If I was to review all the books I wanted to, at this rate I may not live to see them on the site

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    I know what I am going to do. Start my own blog and write there

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    3 mistakes of my life--By Chetan Bhagat.........

    It's not completely cricket......but a must read.......

    Based on life of three friends & cricket,bussines,tragedies,love etc.



    Written by currently the best Indian author Chetan Bhagat..

    Costs around Rs.95 only....(around $2.00)
    I wonder if anyone on cricketweb has read it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonty Lathwal View Post
    3 mistakes of my life--By Chetan Bhagat.........

    It's not completely cricket......but a must read.......

    Based on life of three friends & cricket,bussines,tragedies,love etc.



    Written by currently the best Indian author Chetan Bhagat..

    Costs around Rs.95 only....(around $2.00)
    I wonder if anyone on cricketweb has read it....

    More at:
    www.chetanbhagat.com
    Jonty, you want to read a good book published in India and easily available then buy The Picador Book of Cricket. A collection of Essays (compiled by Guha) by some of the greatest cricket writers. Its a superb anthology. Read it if you haven't and dump Chetan Bhagat if you want to be serious about reading cricket literature

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    Jonty, you want to read a good book published in India and easily available then buy The Picador Book of Cricket. A collection of Essays (compiled by Guha) by some of the greatest cricket writers. Its a superb anthology. Read it if you haven't and dump Chetan Bhagat if you want to be serious about reading cricket literature
    I was just expressing my feelings on my favourite book.....(favourite bcoz it is based on cricket too)......

    I have very less knowledge about cricket books......although i have rarely missed any match from last ten years(from the age of six).......

    Now I m 16 and time to look at cricket books too.......

    So,I will consider your The Picador Book of Cricket....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonty Lathwal View Post
    I was just expressing my feelings on my favourite book.....(favourite bcoz it is based on cricket too)......

    I have very less knowledge about cricket books......although i have rarely missed any match from last ten years(from the age of six).......

    Now I m 16 and time to look at cricket books too.......

    So,I will consider your The Picador Book of Cricket....
    Its good to read Anthologies. They are easy to "write" of course. All Guha had to do was to collect his favourite essays, catagorise them, apply for Copyright permission (and state applied for and awaited if not forthcoming) and go ahead and publish. One more book against your name and you get listed as a 'writer' of cricket books

    But they do a big favour to the reader.

    You wont be able to buy al the books he has picked up these essays from. So he does it for you and then choses some gems from them and puts them together.

    Great.

    There are many great anthologies available, I recommend this to you not only because it is very good but also because it is so easily available in India.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    Its good to read Anthologies. They are easy to "write" of course. All Guha had to do was to collect his favourite essays, catagorise them, apply for Copyright permission (and state applied for and awaited if not forthcoming) and go ahead and publish. One more book against your name and you get listed as a 'writer' of cricket books

    But they do a big favour to the reader.

    You wont be able to buy al the books he has picked up these essays from. So he does it for you and then choses some gems from them and puts them together.

    Great.

    There are many great anthologies available, I recommend this to you not only because it is very good but also because it is so easily available in India.

    Thanx......Cha-cha ji .............i will get it as soon as possible.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    I am given to understand that Joseph O'Neill's much-hailed Netherland, a sociological apologue of Gatsby's ilk, is a burgeoning classic. Annoyingly, it is yet to dock on South African shores.
    By the way, Rodney, I presume, in your pursuit of the 1882 series literature, you do have The Birth of The Ashes by Christopher Hilton.

    I am sure you have but just reminded as my copy from Amazon just arrived



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