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Don'ts for Cricketers: Illustrated Edition

Don'ts for Cricketers: Illustrated Edition

by Derek Pringle (Foreword by)


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A new illustrated edition of the classic book of cricketing advice.

Foreword by former England Test cricketer and bestselling author Derek Pringle.

The advice found in Don'ts for Cricketers was originally printed in 1906 and contains hundreds of snippets of entertaining, timeless and amusing advice for cricketers of all abilities. The content, ranging from technique and equipment to etiquette on the field, provides a fascinating snapshot of life in early twentieth-century Britain.

Advice includes:

'Don't be in two minds about how you are going to play the ball, for that way madness lies.'

'Don't be sulky or sad if your bowling is punished or your captain takes you off bowling when you want to continue.'

'Don't forget the motto of that famous old cricket club, I Zingari: "Keep your promise, keep your temper, keep your wicket up.”'

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472976062
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 10/06/2020
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 4.54(w) x 7.41(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Don'ts for Cricketers was first published in 1906 and is written by an unknown author.

Table of Contents

I. Conduct
II. Batting
III. Bowling
IV. Fielding
V. The Wicket-Keeper
VI. Captaincy
VII. Umpires
VIII. Gentlemen and Players
IX. On Training Young Cricketers
X. The Pitch
XI. The Practice
XII. The Preparation

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