What I Love About Cricket: One Man's Vain Attempt to Explain Cricket to a Teenager who Couldn't Give a Toss

3.65 avg rating
( 43 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780091927325: What I Love About Cricket: One Man's Vain Attempt to Explain Cricket to a Teenager who Couldn't Give a Toss

What I Love About Cricket is the story of a summer when a 'master' cricket obsessive teaches his novice 'pupil' the wisdom of the game. Sandy Balfour is cast as the supposed master and his sixteen-year-old daughter's new boyfriend - the skateboarding boy wonder - is the reluctant pupil.

This beginner's guide to the infuriatingly perverse game of cricket is a love letter addressed both to

those who utterly fail to understand it and to those who need reminding why they fell in love in

the first place. What unfolds is wonderfully observed, very funny and as much about fathers

and daughters, love and life, as it is about cricket.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

What I Love About Cricket A beginner's guide to the game of cricket. It tells of the story of a summer when a 'master' cricket obsessive teaches his novice 'pupil' the wisdom of the game. It is of interest to those who utterly fail to understand it and to those who need reminding why they fell in love in the first place. Full description

Review:

"Hilarious ... one of those entertaining paeans to cricket and its role in life, the universe and everything" ( Guardian)

"Delightful stuff" ( Michael Simkins, author of Fatty Batter)

"A charming and witty book" ( Times Literary Supplement)

"Highly entertaining" ( Sir Tim Rice)

"Beguiling charm" ( Wisden)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Balfour, Sandy
Published by Ebury Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0091927323 ISBN 13: 9780091927325
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Pearlydewdrops
(Streat, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ebury Press, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Shipped from the UK within 2 business days of order being placed. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000019457

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
1.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Sandy Balfour
Published by Ebury Publishing, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 0091927323 ISBN 13: 9780091927325
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ebury Publishing, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 192 x 126 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. What I Love About Cricket is the story of a summer when a master cricket obsessive teaches his novice pupil the wisdom of the game. Sandy Balfour is cast as the supposed master and his sixteen-year-old daughter s new boyfriend - the skateboarding boy wonder - is the reluctant pupil. This beginner s guide to the infuriatingly perverse game of cricket is a love letter addressed both to those who utterly fail to understand it and to those who need reminding why they fell in love in the first place. What unfolds is wonderfully observed, very funny and as much about fathers and daughters, love and life, as it is about cricket. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780091927325

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Sandy Balfour
Published by Ebury Publishing, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 0091927323 ISBN 13: 9780091927325
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ebury Publishing, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 192 x 126 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. What I Love About Cricket is the story of a summer when a master cricket obsessive teaches his novice pupil the wisdom of the game. Sandy Balfour is cast as the supposed master and his sixteen-year-old daughter s new boyfriend - the skateboarding boy wonder - is the reluctant pupil. This beginner s guide to the infuriatingly perverse game of cricket is a love letter addressed both to those who utterly fail to understand it and to those who need reminding why they fell in love in the first place. What unfolds is wonderfully observed, very funny and as much about fathers and daughters, love and life, as it is about cricket. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780091927325

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Balfour, Sandy
Published by Ebury Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0091927323 ISBN 13: 9780091927325
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Learnearly Books
(Doncaster, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ebury Press, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Rapidly dispatched worldwide from our clean, automated UK warehouse within 1-2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000059322

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
1.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Sandy Balfour
Published by Ebury Publishing
ISBN 10: 0091927323 ISBN 13: 9780091927325
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ebury Publishing. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, What I Love About Cricket: One Man's Vain Attempt to Explain Cricket to a Teenager Who Couldn't Give a Toss, Sandy Balfour, "What I Love About Cricket" is the story of a summer when a 'master' cricket obsessive teaches his novice 'pupil' the wisdom of the game. Sandy Balfour is cast as the supposed master and his sixteen-year-old daughter's new boyfriend - the skateboarding boy wonder - is the reluctant pupil. This beginner's guide to the infuriatingly perverse game of cricket is a love letter addressed both to those who utterly fail to understand it and to those who need reminding why they fell in love in the first place. What unfolds is wonderfully observed, very funny and as much about fathers and daughters, love and life, as it is about cricket. Bookseller Inventory # B9780091927325

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Balfour, Sandy
Published by Ebury Press
ISBN 10: 0091927323 ISBN 13: 9780091927325
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ebury Press. Book Condition: New. 2010. Paperback. A beginner's guide to the game of cricket. It tells of the story of a summer when a 'master' cricket obsessive teaches his novice 'pupil' the wisdom of the game. It is of interest to those who utterly fail to understand it and to those who need reminding why they fell in love in the first place. Num Pages: 288 pages. BIC Classification: WSJC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129 x 16. Weight in Grams: 202. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780091927325

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Sandy Balfour
ISBN 10: 0091927323 ISBN 13: 9780091927325
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; What I Love About Cricket is the story of a summer when a 'master' cricket obsessive teaches his novice 'pupil' the wisdom of the game. Sandy Balfour is cast as the supposed master and his sixteen-year-old daughter's new boyfriend - the skateboarding boy wonder - is the reluctant pupil. This beginn. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780091927325_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.34
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Balfour, Sandy
Published by Ebury Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0091927323 ISBN 13: 9780091927325
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ebury Press, 2010. Book Condition: New. 2010. Paperback. A beginner's guide to the game of cricket. It tells of the story of a summer when a 'master' cricket obsessive teaches his novice 'pupil' the wisdom of the game. It is of interest to those who utterly fail to understand it and to those who need reminding why they fell in love in the first place. Num Pages: 288 pages. BIC Classification: WSJC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129 x 16. Weight in Grams: 202. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780091927325

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Sandy Balfour
Published by Ebury Publishing 2010-06-03, London (2010)
ISBN 10: 0091927323 ISBN 13: 9780091927325
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ebury Publishing 2010-06-03, London, 2010. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780091927325

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Sandy Balfour
ISBN 10: 0091927323 ISBN 13: 9780091927325
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0091927323. Bookseller Inventory # ST0091927323

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book