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"Young Wisden" is the perfect introduction to one of the most enjoyable world sports - cricket. Packed with colour photographs and illustrations, this beautifully laid out book really brings the game to life. The author takes 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 sport in all its forms, from beach cricket to the five day test; 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; and 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 the shoulder at this wonderful introduction to cricket.
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Young Wisden is the perfect book for anyone looking to find out more about one of the most enjoyable sports there is. Fully illustrated, it covers everything you need to know about cricket from fielding positions through star players to the most exciting grounds around the world.Review:
"Any boy or girl who is showing an interest in cricket and likes reading should be pushed in the direction of this book.' -- Simon Lister, Wisden Cricketer, November 2007
"If you're a cricket-mad parent and want to get your child as passionate about the game as you are, save yourself a lot of time and probably fruitless effort and instead let Tim de Lisle do the business for you. He and his book are much more likely to succeed." -- Tony Hodson, Sport, 12 October 2007
"This is the book the game has needed for far too long... Buy it for someone you want to infect." -- Rob Steen, Cricinfo.com, October 13, 2007
'A comprehensive introduction to cricket for young or new fans.'
-- Good Book Guide
'If you're a cricket-mad parent and want to get your child(boy or girl) as passionate about cricket as you are, save yourself a lot of time...and let Tim de Lisle do the business for you. He and his book are much more likely to suceed - trust us.' -- Sport (Main)
'Incomparable really, different planet stuff. It is comprehensive without being bewildering, colourful but not showy, confident but never esoteric. It is also superbly designed.' -- Wisden Cricketer
'This is the book the game has needed for far too long. It is also a priceless example of dumbing-up. Buy it for someone you want to infect.'
-- Cricinfo.com (October 2007)
'Time de Lisle's 'Young Wisden' is a cracking idea. A guide to cricket for kids - when they can wrestle is from their parents' grasp, that is. Stats, laws and dates are all in here, but so are celebrated sledges, roly-poly captains and wacky wicket keepers.' -- Time Out
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Book Description A & C Black Publishers Ltd, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110713687193
Book Description A & C Black Publishers Ltd, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0713687193