Cricket Explained: From Grubbers to Googlies - A Beginner's Guide to the Great English Pastime (Paperback)

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Cricket Explained offers the sports enthusiast a user-friendly introduction to baseball's British cousin, a game that shares with America's national pastime the common ancestor "rounders."

This is the definitive beginner's guide to the game of cricket, written by Robert Eastaway, a world authority on the sport, and co-inventor of the Coopers & Lybrand World Cricket Ratings System. Cricket Explained takes the reader from the game's fundamental --basic rules, terminology, equipment --to the finer points of strategy, individual playing styles, and cricket lore.

The book includes a combined glossary/index for easy reference and is illustrated throughout with the lighthearted drawings of British cartoonist Mark Stevens. So even if you don't know "short leg" from "silly mid off" or a bowler from a batsman, you'll come away from Cricket Explained with an understanding for this truly international sport which, like baseball, is loved both for its elegant simplicity and its vexing complexity.

Among the topics covered in Cricket Explained's concise, user-friendly entries are:
-- Cricket's history
-- Making sense of the action on the field
-- Batsmen and the batting order
-- Fielders and fielding positions
-- Fielding and batting tactics
-- Scoring and statistics
-- Bowling strategy
-- How many players are required
-- How runs are scored, outs are made, and a game is won
-- Umpires and the rules
-- Bowlers and their individual styles
-- Different types of cricket played throughout the world

About the Author

Robert Eastaway is a writer, lecturer and cricket-lover. He is a life-long follower of Lancashire CCC and spends his summer weekends playing cricket--he is one of those bowlers who rub the ball on their trousers. His books include Cricket Explained, Why Do Buses Come in Threes?, How Long Is a Piece of String? and Mindbenders and Brainteasers.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312094119
ISBN-10: 0312094116
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: March 15th, 1993
Pages: 144
Language: English