Cricket For Dummies

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Learn to:

  • Understand the laws of cricket
  • Talk tactics and strategy
  • Get to grips with the history of the game
  • Follow every format – from Twenty20 to Tests
  • Get involved and participate

The definitive guide to cricket for newcomers, fans and players

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Learn to:

  • Understand the laws of cricket
  • Talk tactics and strategy
  • Get to grips with the history of the game
  • Follow every format – from Twenty20 to Tests
  • Get involved and participate

The definitive guide to cricket for newcomers, fans and players

Whether you don't know a bouncer from a leg-break (but would like to), you're a budding enthusiast who wants to know more or you aspire to playing at a higher level someday, this is the cricket book you're looking for. Revised and updated for the first back-to-back Ashes series in 38 years, this edition of the bestselling guide provides crystal-clear explanations of the rules and regs, step-by-step coverage of techniques and tactics, tips on how to improve your game, the inside stories of great global rivalries, player profiles and lots more.

  • Know a wicket from a pitch – get up to speed on the basics, including the rules, the pitch, fielding positions, different game formats and how to kit yourself up to play
  • Get game – improve and fine-tune your game with clear technical explanations and insider tips on the art and science of batting, bowling, fielding, catching and more
  • Learn to see the big picture – get wise to the tactical and strategic aspects of cricket and discover how to devise your own winning tactics as a player or a team
  • Know your way around Planet Cricket – take a guided tour of the competitions and tournaments around the world, from Twenty20 to the Ashes, to county championships and more
  • Experience all the thrills and spills – read exciting accounts of some of the greatest matches of all time along with fascinating profiles of many of the greatest cricketers ever

'A jargon-busting, comprehensive guide to cricket.' – Cricket World

Open the book and find:

  • Cricket laws, rules and regulations clearly explained (at last!)
  • A diagram of fielding positions
  • Everything you need to know about game formats – from Tests to T20
  • Priceless pointers on how to improve your skills
  • How to formulate winning tactics
  • A guide to coaching children's cricket
  • The 10 greatest feats in the history of cricket
  • Profiles of the all-time best players
  • The most memorable games ever
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118480328
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/20/2013
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 344
  • Sales rank: 782,268
  • Product dimensions: 17.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2013

    Virat kholi

    Oh yeah

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  • Posted May 23, 2010

    Not dummy enough

    While the author attempts to dumb down the rules of the game, it's obvious that the book is written by an Englishman for Britons, or those who have had at least some experience with cricket. (I live in Texas, and the only crickets I know are those noisy bugs or Buddy Holly's band.)

    Some concepts are never fully explained, while others are covered in minute detail. For example, the batting section goes on and on, with numerous illustrations, while the section on bowling is comparatively brief. We could really use a step-by-step -- with pictures -- examination of the basic bowling process and less on different techniques.

    Also, the book focuses too much on playing and coaching the game. I'd much rather read more about the history of cricket. The section on cricket controversies and great players is nice, but way too short.

    Finally, while Mr. Knight's enthusiasm for the game is obvious, alas, his jokes are pretty lame.

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    Posted May 10, 2011

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