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Cricket's Strangest Matches
by Andrew Ward
Cricket's Strangest Matches is a collection of true stories on cricket's oddest matches - from the bizarre to the hilarious. The book is a must for all cricket enthusiasts and for anyone interested in the history of the sport.
Paperback, 322 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Robson Books Ltd
(first published 1998)
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This book is saved by short chapters detailing interesting games. Despite being a short book it feels padded out with the full scorecard of every single match mentioned, even when the individual performances in no way reflect the strangeness of the match in question. One gets the sense that the author enjoyed the uncovering of these unusual fixtures, yet there is nothing to suggest this book is much more than an edited highlights of Wisden. A bit of research e.g. some reminiscences from those in ...more