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

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Paperback. Pub Date: June. 2007 Pages: 304 Publisher: Penguin What's the Difference between short LEG and deep midwicket for When WOULD you BE thinking About bowling a yorker What's SO great about The Sound of Leather on Cricket's vocabulary. Willow is a MIXTURE of jargon and cliche. poetry and prose. misty-eyed romanticism and old-gits' cynicism. Arm-ball to Zooter is a witty guide to the peculiarities of the game. its history and major figures; cricket-lovers might find their own pet hates confirmed ; cricket newcomers might be amazed at what cricket-lovers have been up to all these years.

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What's the difference between short leg and deep midwicket? When would you be thinking about bowling a yorker? What's so great about the sound of leather on willow? Cricket’s vocabulary is a mixture of jargon and cliché, poetry and prose, misty-eyed romanticism and old-gits’ cynicism. Arm-ball to Zooter is a witty guide to the peculiarities of the game, its history and major figures; cricket-lovers might find their own pet hates confirmed; cricket newcomers might be amazed at what cricket-lovers have been up to all these years.

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A witty and readable guide to the words that matter...
indispensable for newcomers and veterans alike. -- SPORT magazine

Chatty, amusing (plus Nick Newman's delightful cartoon A to Z)...
A cricketer's dip-in book for the Christmas stocking. -- WISDEN CRICKETER magazine

Cricket's ability to fit the new alongside the old grins happily
out of Lawrence Booth's entertaining writing. -- SUNDAY TIMES -- BOOK OF THE WEEK

I looked up a word and was sucked in. Two hours -- and several
belly laughs -- later I resurfaced.
-- CRICINFO (cricinfo.com)

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