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It's Not Cricket Simon Rae

It's Not Cricket By Simon Rae

It's Not Cricket by Simon Rae


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Summary

This is an eye-opening survey of cricket, from the crowd violence and blatant match-rigging of the 18th century, down to the 20th century's glaring abuses of the spirit of the game.

It's Not Cricket Summary

It's Not Cricket: Skullduggery, Sharp Practice and Downright Cheating in the Noble Game by Simon Rae

An eye-opening survey of cricket, from the crowd violence and blatant match-rigging of the eighteenth century, down to the twentieth century's glaring abuses of the spirit of the game. Written in the same lively style that won such praise for his W. G. Grace: A Life ('the best biography of W. G. ever produced,' Christopher Martin-Jenkins), Simon Rae's history of cheating will appeal to the cricket fan and general reader alike. Ranging from Thomas White, who notoriously arrived at the crease with a bat the size of the wicket, on through 'Bodyline' and throwing, sledging, umpire baiting, and the recent disgrace of Hansie Cronje, It's Not Cricket makes us ask whether cricket really ever was the yardstick of all that is true, honest, pure and of good repute.

About Simon Rae

Simon Rae is the author of two collections of poetry, Soft Targets and Rapid Response, and has edited a number of anthologies, including The Faber Book of Murder and The Faber Book of Christmas. He is the author of W. G. Grace: A Life, and is a Life Member of Kent County Cricket Club.

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GOR004902343
9780571201815
0571201814
It's Not Cricket: Skullduggery, Sharp Practice and Downright Cheating in the Noble Game by Simon Rae
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Faber & Faber
20011027
312
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