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Cricket for Dummies - (For Dummies) 2 Edition by Julian Knight (Paperback)

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Edition: 2 Edition

Number of Pages: 328

Genre: Sports + Recreation

Sub-Genre: Cricket

Series Title: For Dummies

Format: Paperback

Publisher: For Dummies

Age Range: Adult

Author: Julian Knight

Language: English

TCIN: 78109659
UPC: 9781118480328
Item Number (DPCI): 247-76-6111


Learn to:

  • Understand the laws of cricket
  • Talk tactics and strategy
  • Get to grips with the history of the game
  • Follow every format - from Twenty20 to Tests
  • Get involved and participate

The definitive guide to cricket for newcomers, fans and players

Whether you don't know a bouncer from a leg-break (but would like to), you're a budding enthusiast who wants to know more or you aspire to playing at a higher level someday, this is the cricket book you're looking for. Revised and updated for the first back-to-back Ashes series in 38 years, this edition of the bestselling guide provides crystal-clear explanations of the rules and regs, step-by-step coverage of techniques and tactics, tips on how to improve your game, the inside stories of great global rivalries, player profiles and lots more.

  • Know a wicket from a pitch - get up to speed on the basics, including the rules, the pitch, fielding positions, different game formats and how to kit yourself up to play
  • Get game - improve and fine-tune your game with clear technical explanations and insider tips on the art and science of batting, bowling, fielding, catching and more
  • Learn to see the big picture - get wise to the tactical and strategic aspects of cricket and discover how to devise your own winning tactics as a player or a team
  • Know your way around Planet Cricket - take a guided tour of the competitions and tournaments around the world, from Twenty20 to the Ashes, to county championships and more
  • Experience all the thrills and spills - read exciting accounts of some of the greatest matches of all time along with fascinating profiles of many of the greatest cricketers ever

'A jargon-busting, comprehensive guide to cricket.' - Cricket World

Open the book and find:

  • Cricket laws, rules and regulations clearly explained (at last!)
  • A diagram of fielding positions
  • Everything you need to know about game formats - from Tests to T20
  • Priceless pointers on how to improve your skills
  • How to formulate winning tactics
  • A guide to coaching children's cricket
  • The 10 greatest feats in the history of cricket
  • Profiles of the all-time best players
  • The most memorable games ever
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