ISBN 9789382563075,The Wisden Dictionary Of Cricket

The Wisden Dictionary Of Cricket



Bloomsbury Publishing

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9789382563075

ISBN-10 9382563075


Number of Pages 224 Pages
Language (English)


Do you know... - the difference between a chinaman and adoosra? - where to find cow corner, the V, and the corridor ofuncertainty? - what Nelson, Merlyn and Michelle have to do withcricket? - how to get a ball to reverse-swing, or how theDuckworth/Lewis method works? - the origin of yorker, googly, andthird man? The Wisden Dictionary of Cricket is the definitive guideto the noble game. This fully updated third edition is not only anA-Z guide to all things cricket, it also includes illustrationsshowing positions and strategy, and quotations from cricketliterature worldwide - from 18th century match reports right up tothe Darrell Hair affair. It will appeal to anyone with an interestin the game - from the seasoned aficionado to the youngest newrecruit. If you've ever wondered why a batsman can expect a jaffaon a bunsen, or how to go aerial when you're on a shirtfront...this is the book for you.