Cricket For Dummies [NOOK Book]

Overview

Includes a diagram of fielding positions for easy reference

A complete guide to cricket for players and fans

Whether you're a budding player or aspiring armchair expert, Cricket For Dummies will help you get to grips with this fascinating sport. Inside you'll find an outline of the game's laws plus in-depth advice on improving your playing ...

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Cricket For Dummies

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Overview

Includes a diagram of fielding positions for easy reference

A complete guide to cricket for players and fans

Whether you're a budding player or aspiring armchair expert, Cricket For Dummies will help you get to grips with this fascinating sport. Inside you'll find an outline of the game's laws plus in-depth advice on improving your playing techniques and tactics. You'll also discover the tournaments, global rivalries, and great players that make today's game so compelling.

Discover how to

  • Master cricket's basic rules
  • Hone your playing skills
  • Devise winning tactics as a player and a team
  • Coach your children to play
  • Follow every format of the game – from Twenty20 to Tests
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118480342
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/29/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 909,254
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Julian Knight is a journalist currently working as an editor at the Independent on Sunday. He was a reporter at BBC News, contributing to the BBC News website and Radio Five Live. A former youth coach and captain at Blackheath Cricket Club, he has played for several clubs in London and the north-west of England.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Cricket 7

Chapter 1: Taking In the Joy of Cricket 9

Chapter 2: Getting to Grips with the Basics 21

Chapter 3: From 20 Overs to 5 Days: The Many Formats of Cricket 47

Chapter 4: Grabbing the Right Gear: Cricket Equipment 67

Part II: Playing the Game 83

Chapter 5: Honing Your Batting Skills 85

Chapter 6: Making It Big as a Bowler 115

Chapter 7: Fielding Made Easy 141

Chapter 8: Talking Tactics: Captaining a Cricket Team 163

Chapter 9: Talented Training and Cricket Coaching 187

Part III: Welcome to Planet Cricket 205

Chapter 10: Grasping the Global Rivalries 207

Chapter 11: Taking in Big International Tournaments 229

Chapter 12: The Domestic Cricket Scene 249

Chapter 13: Becoming a Cricket Fan 267

Part IV: The Part of Tens 289

Chapter 14: Ten Greatest Ever Cricketers 291

Chapter 15: Ten Most Memorable Cricket Matches 297

Chapter 16: Ten Mind-boggling Cricket Feats 305

Index 311

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2011

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