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The Wisden Dictionary of Cricket (2006)

English | October 30, 2006 | ISBN: 0713679158 | 224 Pages | PDF | 5.02 MB

Do you know…

– the difference between a chinaman and a doosra?
– where to find cow corner, the V, and the corridor of uncertainty?
– what Nelson, Merlyn and Michelle have to do with cricket?
– how to get a ball to reverse-swing, or how the Duckworth/Lewis method works?
– the origin of yorker, googly, and third man?

The Wisden Dictionary of Cricket is the definitive guide to the noble game. This fully updated third edition is not only an A-Z guide to all things cricket, it also includes illustrations showing positions and strategy, and quotations from cricket literature worldwide – from 18th century match reports right up to the Darrell Hair affair.
It will appeal to anyone with an interest in the game – from the seasoned aficionado to the youngest new recruit. If you’ve ever wondered why a batsman can expect a jaffa on a bunsen, or how to go aerial when you’re on a shirtfront… this is the book for you.