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The Grade Cricketer: Tea and No Sympathy

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'A sequel to The Grade Cricketer? It's like junk time in a second innings - something you just have to be part of.' Gideon Haigh.

Is life without cricket worth living? It's a question asked and answered by the Grade Cricketer, as he faces a cricket-free future after a devious plan goes horribly wrong.

Hilarious, ridiculous and completely true to life to anyone who's ever
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Kindle Edition, 254 pages
Published October 25th 2017 by Allen & Unwin
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Adrian Deans
Feb 18, 2019 rated it liked it
I really wanted to love this book but there was just too much wrong with it. Weak and plotless with ciphers for characters and deeply unsatisfying motivations...I could go on.


Where it did succeed was to recreate the ambience of cricket - the long hot afternoons, the failures and rare successes, the banter, and the love/hate of the game for those of us who never played for Australia. This dragged my rating up to a 3 but it couldn't save a book that never quite knew where it was going from a
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Jay Dwight
Nov 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Grade Cricketer was an entertaining read, and this follow-on is just as much fun. A mixture of funny, sad and downright pathetic tales, as the Third Grade cricketer stumbles through life caught between love and hate of the game he has played for decades.
James Warfe
Jan 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good light hearted read for any cricket fan.
Troy
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Championship, champions league. No book has made me laugh out loud as much, or left me with vivid images that so match actual memories from my life between 20 and 30...

The combination of The Grade Cricketer and this book will be a guilty pleasure for anyone who has grown out of playing cricket and spent many hot Saturday afternoons in the prime of their life not at the beach, or indeed still look at fields of perfectly maintained grass and imagine how good to field on that, or how much value
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