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Tom Smith's Cricket Umpiring and Scoring
by Tom Smith
Tom Smith first wrote his guide for umpires and scorers in 1980. Since then, his indispensable guide has gone through six fully-revised editions. This edition is the first to be fully redesigned and updated for the 21st century. Its publication coincides with international recognition that there should be one universal standard for the training of umpires whatever country ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published September 22nd 2011 by Orion Publishing
(first published 1980)
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Tom Smith’s Cricket Umpiring and Scoring is the definitive commentary to the Laws of Cricket. With a forward by respected cricket commentator and former Australian captain Richie Benaud, this book is the staple of umpires, administrators and commentators the cricket world over. Each law is both quoted in totality and explained with pictures, diagrams and clear and concise commentary. Many umpires and commentators consult Tom Smith’s to understand or clarify an understanding of a law or its appli ...more
Mar 23, 2010 Marco rated it 2 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: Cricket Book Collectors, Cricket Tragics
Recommended to Marco by: Richie Benaud recommends this book in one of his books.
For those interested in the Umpiring and Scoring of Cricket matches, this book contains everything you could be looking for. Unfortunately the way it is written, its as boring as hell to read, hence why is took me 6 weeks to read it. While it contains everything you could want to know about Umpiring and Scoring, it is hard to read more then a few pages at a time. May be best left to the collectors and the cricket buffs, and even they may struggle to get through this one.