Young Wisden: A new fan's guide to cricket PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Lawrence Booth

Young Wisden: A new fan's guide to cricket

Wisden
Publication date: November 2011
ISBN: 9781408165256
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This second edition of Young Wisden is the perfect introduction to one of the most enjoyable world sports. Packed with hundreds of new colour photographs and illustrations, and completely updated to include the latest stats and stars, this vibrantly designed book really brings the game to life. The authors take a wry look at every aspect of the game that a new fan could wish to know about, including:



  • the basics - from how to read the scorecard to a crash course in the language
  • types of cricket - the Twenty20, one-day and first-class formats of the game at all levels, from beach cricket through to international Test cricket
  • batsmen, bowlers, fielders, keepers and thinkers - what it takes to be great in each position and plenty of info on the best there has been
  • the world of cricket - the Test nations, the great grounds, and the fans on tour
  • history, humour and numbers - the playing greats, the grudge matches, the records, and villains and tricksters.

Written for children, there are sure to be plenty of adults taking a look over their shoulder at this brilliant introduction to cricket.



"Incomparable
really, different planet stuff. It is comprehensive without being bewildering,
colourful but not showy, confident but never esoteric. It is also superbly
designed." The Wisden Cricketer
"Packed with
information ... this is perfect for the youngsters who
prefer Pietersen to Rooney." The Times
"The
cricketing world's bible specially written for children." The Economist
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