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The Spirit of Cricket: What Makes Cricket the Greatest Game on Earth
Title : The Spirit of Cricket: What Makes Cricket the Greatest Game on Earth
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ISBN : 9781904027843
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 218

From the early days of Test cricket to the immortalized handshake offered by Andrew Flintoff to Brett Lee in the Ashes series 2005, cricket has a history of extraordinary moments that embody everything that sets the game apart from any other. The Spirit of Cricket remembers some of the outstanding performances, captivating matches, and remarkable incidents that represent tFrom the early days of Test cricket to the immortalized handshake offered by Andrew Flintoff to Brett Lee in the Ashes series 2005, cricket has a history of extraordinary moments that embody everything that sets the game apart from any other. The Spirit of Cricket remembers some of the outstanding performances, captivating matches, and remarkable incidents that represent the glory of the sport. Each entry gives the background to the match or moment, profiles of the key players involved, and comment from legendary cricketing names. Many of the entries themselves will be chosen by star cricketers, umpires, journalists, and commentators—each choosing something that symbolizes the spirit of cricket for them.


The Spirit of Cricket: What Makes Cricket the Greatest Game on Earth Reviews

  • RahulAdusumilli

    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 [...]

  • David Meldrum

    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.

  • Luke

    A lovely book, a thoroughly enjoying read from start to finish and a must for any cricket fan. Recommended.