2016 CHRISTMAS Book Lists

2016 CHRISTMAS Book Lists

Joined: 28 Dec 2003, 02:48

01 Dec 2016, 04:09 #1

So, which cricket-related books are on your respective Christmas lists? Mini-reviews welcome.

A few that have been mentioned here or have been well-reviewed in the press:

Eight of the Best

Skyld Berry - Cricket: The Game of Life
John Fuller - All Wickets Great and Small Steve Cowton Review
Gideon Haigh - Stroke of Genius
John Hotten - The Meaning of Cricket
Dave Morton - Sweet Shires
Mark Nicholas - A Beautiful Game
John Stern - The Periodic Table of Cricket
Jonathon Trott - Unguarded
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Joined: 14 Apr 2014, 04:57

02 Dec 2016, 10:08 #2

Just bought Steve Waughs book Out of My Comfort Zone 2006 publication date for £3 from the British Heart Foundation shop in Windsor. 814 pages but looks a good long read
Formerly known as Egham Tyke :-)
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Joined: 02 Apr 2009, 12:57

02 Dec 2016, 10:12 #3

Difficult to imagine there being many laughs in Jonathan Trott's book...
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Joined: 14 Nov 2016, 18:05

02 Dec 2016, 12:38 #4

How do you mean Steve? Is that a dig at Jonathan's mental problems?
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Joined: 02 Apr 2009, 12:57

02 Dec 2016, 16:37 #5

No - not at all.
Its a dig at the ugly dour graceless shot-less way he used to compile his runs...
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Joined: 28 Dec 2003, 02:48

07 Dec 2016, 01:16 #6

My first choice for a Christmas cricket book gift for any follower of the County Championship would be Summer's Crown by Stephen Chalke - surely the definitive history of the world's most compelling league championship. Well illustrated and with a great records and stats and section.

Alex
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Joined: 04 Jun 2015, 18:32

07 Dec 2016, 19:20 #7

If not already read than Absolutely Foxed by Graeme Fowler is a must read
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Joined: 17 Oct 2013, 20:44

07 Dec 2016, 19:57 #8

I'll endorse the 'Summer's Crown' choice. Fantastically researched and comprehensive, but not a dour read at all. Superb!

More of a stocking-filler, try 'Snow Stopped Play' by Graham Coster. It has the merit of containing one of my photos, and was the inspiration for my own book. Similar size.

There's also 'An Ordinary Spectator', quite a heavy and serious read, by John Rigg, who posts on this forum; not just cricket, this one, plenty of rugby league and other sports, too. Thoughtful and painstaking, but nicely written.
Bowlers win matches
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Joined: 22 Oct 2013, 14:47

08 Dec 2016, 18:07 #9

So, which cricket-related books are on your respective Christmas lists? Mini-reviews welcome.

A few that have been mentioned here or have been well-reviewed in the press:

Eight of the Best

Skyld Berry - Cricket: The Game of Life
John Fuller - All Wickets Great and Small Steve Cowton Review
Gideon Haigh - Stroke of Genius
John Hotten - The Meaning of Cricket
Dave Morton - Sweet Shires
Mark Nicholas - A Beautiful Game
John Stern - The Periodic Table of Cricket
Jonathon Trott - Unguarded
Real range on there Alex...as it happens, I've just put together a shortlist of my own for Cricket Yorkshire, if anyone on WRF is looking for some winter reading:
http://cricketyorkshire.com/cricket-boo ... h-out-for/
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Joined: 09 Jul 2008, 18:18

09 Dec 2016, 13:10 #10

And some more widespread recognition:

http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/co ... 71647.html
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