Arm-Ball to Zooter: A Sideways Look at the Language of Cricket

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Few sports, with the possible exception of tae kwon do, have a vocabulary as rich and as apparently grounded in freemasonry as cricket. Lawrence Booth presents this guide to the weird and wonderful language of cricket.

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Lawrence Booth is the man behind the Guardian's enormously popular column The Spin, which pulls in a weekly readership of around 10,000 subscribers. A lifelong cricket fan, he is the author of Cricket: Celebrating the Modern Game Around the World (2005) and a contributing editor to Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.

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