|Title||:||The Spirit of Cricket: What Makes Cricket the Greatest Game on Earth|
|Number of Pages||:||218|
The Spirit of Cricket: What Makes Cricket the Greatest Game on Earth Reviews
Reading this analysis of Robin Van Persie (goo/8iHq5P), made me want to read more by Rob Smyth. This book was what I found and it's a perfect read if you're about to take part in a cricket quiz. It mentions a whole lot of historical games and events and the protagonists and culprits. Of all the heroes and heroic acts mentioned, Keith Miller stood out for me. Sam Mendes even contributed a short write-up to this book. He should do the logical thing and make a biographical film of Keith Miller's. H [...]
I really enjoyed this finely written study of one of the idea of the spirit of cricket - a term that occasionally inspires and more often infuriates me. The book avoids the pomposity that can be a feature of discussions of this type, and is peppered with contributions from players, fans and journalists.
A lovely book, a thoroughly enjoying read from start to finish and a must for any cricket fan. Recommended.