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Cricket For Dummies
Whether you're a weekend cricketer or aspiring armchair expert, Cricket For Dummies helps you make sense of this fascinating sport. Not just a jargon busting guide to cricket's laws, techniques and tactics, it also contains advice on kitting yourself out and provides lessons on playing the game and improving your batting, bowling and fielding skills. For the budding fan, t ...more
Paperback, 318 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by John Wiley & Sons
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The book I read to research this post was Cricket For Dummies by Julian McKnight which is a very good book which I bought from kindle. Cricket is the kind of sport you either love or hate and has a very complex set of rules like the signals the umpire does to signify things like if a ball was good or not. Many people find it very slow paced and even to the point of being annoying because there can be a couple of minutes between the ball being bowled. Not to mention bad light or rain can stop pla ...more
Feb 16, 2016 Ardee-El rated it did not like it
What with all the Shelfari e-mails following up on __books I__m reading__, I hadn__t intended on adding another one until I finished it, but the deficiencies here are numerous, and by keeping track of them here, hopefully I won__t dwell on them so much as I__m actually reading. (I__m thinking all books of this nature should be the work of two people: An author who is an authority on the subject at hand, and an editor who knows nothing__which is what both specialize in anyway; you might as well p ...more