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Game for Anything: Writings on Cricket

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Gideon Haigh's new book covers all the great figures and major issues of cricket, by collecting all his best writing about the game. There are profiles of players past and present - Bradman, Ranjitsinhji, Benaud and Sobers from the past, Steve Waugh, Shane Warne and Wasim Akram from the present. He covers the big issues in the game: sledging, match-fixing, Kerry Packer, Zi ...more
Paperback, 1st Edition, 324 pages
Published April 28th 2005 by Aurum Press Ltd (first published January 1st 2005)
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Anindya Dutta
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Frankly a bit disappointed with this collection. Some are brilliant, and some are ordinary.
Sumanth J
Jan 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I had read a lot about Haigh's writing and some of Haigh's writing. This book is an excellent compilation of his writing (pre-2005) about various aspects of the game. From player profiles and great performances to controversies and evolution of the craft of batting/bowling, this book has it all. Haigh's conviction that Cricket writing is an integral part of modern literature is evident with each word and sentence. I would love to read more by Haigh. Cricket is really privileged to be blessed wit ...more
Ashish
Jan 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Haigh has the gift of the gab when it comes to cricket writing and in a field already congested with some excellent writers, his work has the ability to stand apart. A must read for every cricket enthusiast.
Dipra Lahiri
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sport, 2015, cricket
Amongst the very best cricket writers in the world. These essays are old but not dated. Haigh writes with authority on the match fixing scandals of the past and evocatively about the old masters.
Ryan Wulfsohn
Jun 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Gideon Haigh is one of the best cricket journalists working today and although this collection of his writing dates from 2004 it is still very much relevant and of interest.
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Gideon Clifford Jeffrey Davidson Haigh (born 29 December 1965) is an English-born Australian journalist, who writes about sport (especially cricket) and business. He was born in London, raised in Geelong, and now lives in Melbourne.

Haigh began his career as a journalist, writing on business for The Age newspaper from 1984 to 1992 and for The Australian from 1993 to 1995. He has since contributed t
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