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The Cricket Quiz Book, Adams, Tony
1 Adams, Tony The Cricket Quiz Book
Australia Penguin 2003 0143001884 / 9780143001881 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
187 pages including b/w photos. Whether you are a cricket fan, trivia buff or ‘cricket tragic, this book will test you. Try out your knowledge of our favourite summer game with teasers like: Which player once scored a double century and took 16 wickets in a Sheffield Shield game? Who was the last Australian to carry his bat through a Test innings? Who hit the highest one-day international score by an Australian? Which bishop played Test cricket for England? Drawing on the game's rich history - from the earliest interstate games in Australia and the first Test match in 1877 to Australia's triumph in the 2003 World Cup - this book has something to stump everyone. Compiled by Tony Adams, a former sports journalist for the Sydney Daily Telegraph and now senior writer on Rugby League Week, The Cricket Quiz Book is not just a quiz book or a compilation of cricket trivia, but a fascinating compendium of the history of the game, its controversies and its heroes. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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The ABC of Cricket - The History, The Laws, A Glossary Of Terms, Brayshaw, Ian
2 Brayshaw, Ian The ABC of Cricket - The History, The Laws, A Glossary Of Terms
Australian Broadcasting Corporation 1985 0642530408 / 9780642530400 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
95 pages including b/w illustrations. Ian Brayshaw has written a ‘cricket team’ of books on sport, mainly about the summer game, and in this latest contribution to the literature of sport he draws on his broad knowledge of cricket and his deep experience as a player and broadcaster of the game to offer a unique insight into its long history, its intricate laws and its extensive vocabulary. Book Contents: A HISTORY OF CRICKET - The Origins; The MCC and LORD’s; Cricket Down Under; Spreading Its Wings; A Test of Strength; Some of the Greats; The Good Word; To the Present. THE GAME, THE LAWS, THE GROUNDS - The Game; The ‘Danger Area’ and Field Plaeings diagrams; The Laws; ‘Legal’ and ‘lllegal’ Deliveries diagrams; Signals diagrams; The Grounds. A VOCABULARY OF CRICKET. Brayshaw played 101 games for Western Australia, scoring 4325 runs, taking 178 wickets and completing l09 catches. He made three centuries for the State, played in six Sheffield Shield-winning teams and, in October 1967, became the third man to take all ten wickets in an innings of a Shield game by returning figures of 10-44 against Victoria in Perth. A family man with four children, Brayshaw lives in Perth. His other books on cricket for ABC Enterprises are Caught Marsh, Bowled Lillee and The Chappell Era. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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First Tests: Great Australian Cricketers and the Backyards That Made Them, Cannane, Steve
3 Cannane, Steve First Tests: Great Australian Cricketers and the Backyards That Made Them
Australia ABC Books 2009 0733321143 / 9780733321146 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
231 pages including b/w illustrations. Australia has dominated test cricket over the past 130 years. But it's not the formal cricket academies or high-end coaching that are responsible for the Australian cricket team's winning ways. The backyard has been the real academy of Australian cricket. Don Bradman's unique grip, stance and backlift all evolved in response to the pace at which the golf ball rebounded off the tank stand in his backyard games. Greg Chappell's trademark flick off the hip shot was invented on his backyard wicket where the best scoring opportunities lay on the leg side. Alan Davidson bowled accurately because he had to. If he missed the stumps on his home-made pitch, he had to chase the ball down the hill into the scrub. Doug Walters played spin with ease because his ant-bed backyard pitch spun like a top. Neil Harvey's immaculate footwork came from playing balls that darted viciously off the cobblestones in his back lane. This collection of cricketers and the stories of the backyards that made them gets to the heart and soul of their game. Facing up to hostile brothers on dodgy pitches created a love of competition and developed the skills and the toughness that took them to the top in test cricket. 
Price: 11.00 AUD
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A history of Cricket, Chambers, Catherine
4 Chambers, Catherine A history of Cricket
Australia Black Dog Books 2011 1742032087 / 9781742032085 Soft Cover Good 12mo 
184 pages including b/w illustrations. For backyard cricketers, aspiring national heroes - and everyone in between. For millions of fans worldwide, cricket is the world. But how did this game that has too many rules and can take days to play take hold in every corner of the globe? This is the updated history of the quirkiest sport on the planet. Any other sport is just not cricket! About the Author Catherine Chambers was born in Adelaide and was shaken but not stirred by an earthquake that hit the city four hours later. She has lived in Nigeria, Portugal and England where similar disturbances have occurred. Catherine took a degree in African History and Swahili and then entered the world of publishing. She enjoys writing about history, cultures and religions , and reckons that sport can satisfy all three. She loves traveling, but never as much as the times when she and her family chugged across Europe in their old VW bus. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Cricket Classics - 100 Great Test Matches from a Century of Cricket, Chizmesya, John
5 Chizmesya, John Cricket Classics - 100 Great Test Matches from a Century of Cricket
Australia Cassell 1981 0726914169 / 9780726914164 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Chizmesya, John 
200 fully b/w illustrated pages. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Howzat: The Australian Cricket Quiz, Dawson, Marc
6 Dawson, Marc Howzat: The Australian Cricket Quiz
Australia ABC 1984 0642527768 / 9780642527769 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
128 pages including b/w illustrations. compiled by Australian Broadcasting Corporation sports announcer Marc Dawson and introduced by Bob Simpson. Small blacked out inscription in inside front cover. 
Price: 7.00 AUD
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Quick Singles: Cricket's Famous Feats and Fascinating Facts and Figures, Dawson, Marc
7 Dawson, Marc Quick Singles: Cricket's Famous Feats and Fascinating Facts and Figures
Australia ABC Books 1995 0733304923 / 9780733304927 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
180 pages including b/w illustrations. The Rolling Stones Guitarist who took a hat-trick... The day VIV Richards made three ducks in the same match, test cricketer attacked by ex-girlfriend's father, the batsman who scored two 99's in the same match, the first-class cricket playing monk... The Queensland bowler who captained the USA at Lawn Bowls. 
Price: 13.00 AUD
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The A-Z of Everything Cricket, Dawson, Marc
8 Dawson, Marc The A-Z of Everything Cricket
Australia ABC 1996 0733305474 / 9780733305474 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
143 pages including illustrations. 
Price: 8.50 AUD
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Cricket Dictionary, Dunstan, Keith; Hook, Jeff
9 Dunstan, Keith; Hook, Jeff Cricket Dictionary
Australia Sun Books 1990 0725104325 / 9780725104320 Reprint Soft Cover Good 12mo Jeff Hook 
Oblong. 84 pages. The A to Z of the Ancient Game of Cricket from - Appeal: a 250-decibel scream made to overcome the obvious congenital deafness so common in the umpiring profession to Zero: Temperature of the first day of play at Trent Bridge. Following on the bestselling success of FOOTY: An Aussie Rules Dictionary, author and journalist Keith Dunstan and Ieff Hook, of the Melbourne Sun-News Pictorial, once again team up to bring us a hilarious summer spree of the words and phrases of cricket that ever totally bamboozled you. Iust the companion for those washed out lunch intervals and tea-breaks. 
Price: 9.50 AUD
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The Fleetwood-Smith Story: A Wayward Genius, Growden, Greg
10 Growden, Greg The Fleetwood-Smith Story: A Wayward Genius
Australia ABC 1991 0733301428 / 9780733301421 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
224 pages including b/w illustrations. The story of the great left-hand spin bowler who played test cricket for Australia alongside Bradman and O'Reilly but was unable to control the demands of fame and his wild-streak nature. Part of his later life was spent on skid row. Leslie O'Brien "Chuck" Fleetwood-Smith was a cricketer who played for Victoria and Australia. 
Price: 12.50 AUD
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Australian Cricket Anecdotes, Haigh, Gideon
11 Haigh, Gideon Australian Cricket Anecdotes
Australia Oxford Univ Pr 1997 0195506022 / 9780195506020 Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
276 indexed pages. Compiled by one of Australia's most respected cricket writers, this is a readable and informative collection of anecdotes covering the highlights, evolution, and legends of Australian cricket at home and abroad. Ranging from the game's evolution in Australia in the mid-19th century to the 1995/96 season. The 350 anecdotes cover all the great figures of Australian cricket: Victor Trumper, "Demon" Spofforth, Clarrie Grimmett, Stan McCabe, Donald Bradman, Richie Benaud, the Chappells, Allan Border, Merv Hughes, and Shane Warne. Every Test series in which Australia competed anywhere in the world is touched on - including the remarkable Aboriginal tour of 1862 that preceded the inaugural Ashes contest by 14 years. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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Coaching Young Cricketers, Hope, Mark
12 Hope, Mark Coaching Young Cricketers
Australia Martin Educational 1987 0725308842 / 9780725308841 1st Edition Stapled Cover Very Good 12mo 
52 pages including drawings. Coaching should be enjoyed by everyone - but especially coaches. This boo is for coaches, managers, parents and anyone else associated with eight- to-twelve-year old boy and girl cricketers, who wish to survive the season with the minimum of fuss. This book talks about planning, enjoyment, participation and the fundamentals of the game. It provides coaches with sufficient information to keep young cricketers organised and active. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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The crowd roars: Australian cricket crowd banners / Cartoons, Knight, Mark
13 Knight, Mark The crowd roars: Australian cricket crowd banners / Cartoons
Australia Impress Pub 1984 0949139009 / 9780949139009 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
54 pages about Australian cricket wit and humour. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Ashes in the Mouth: The Story of the Bodyline Tour of 1932-33, Mason, Ronald
14 Mason, Ronald Ashes in the Mouth: The Story of the Bodyline Tour of 1932-33
United Kingdom Penguin 1984 0140069429 / 9780140069426 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
191 pages. Name in first page. 
Price: 9.50 AUD
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Stumps: The way I see it, Maxwell, Jim
15 Maxwell, Jim Stumps: The way I see it
Australia Hardie Grant Books 2001 1740640381 / 9781740640381 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
192 indexed pages including b/w illustrations. Author shares his views, insights and personal experiences of Bradman's ‘absolutely furious’ letters, still barred from publication. Corruption: ‘You still can’t believe what anyone says.’ Steve Waugh: ‘A ruthlessness that goes back to Bradman.’ Australia’s upcoming cricketers: ‘They’re not hungry enough.’ Cricket on tour: ‘lt has the potential to ruin relationships! Off-field antics: ‘Everyone’s human. Things do happen.’ Kerry Packer: ‘It was as if Vesuvius had erupted.’ His own student days: ‘Life was pleasant, study was a huge distraction. I failed every subject! This provocative and entertaining book ranges from India to England, Bob Hawke to Prince Philip, Dennis Lillee to Shane Warne, Alan McGilvray to Harsha Bhogle. Not forgetting the legendary, ‘disembodied’ Mr Subramanian. 
Price: 13.00 AUD
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Dramatic Debuts and Swan Songs, Meher-Homji, Kersi
16 Meher-Homji, Kersi Dramatic Debuts and Swan Songs
Australia ABC Books 2001 0733310214 / 9780733310218 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
168 indexed pages including b/w illustrations. Cricket is an extraordinary game - and a great deal of its drama and excitement comes from players’ first appearances and their last. Perhaps the most heart- wrenching debut was by Dr Roy Park, who scared a first ball duck and was never selected again. On the other hand, Graham Gooch made a pair in his Test debut and retired ‘I ‘I8 Tests later after making nearly 9000 runs. The final appearance of a star performer can be equally glorious, or inglorious. In his farewell Test at Sydney in I983-84, Greg Chappell eclipsed Sir Donald Bradman’s Test batting aggregate. However, no swan song is so much a part of cricketing folklore as Bradman’s final Test at the Oval in I948, when he made a second-ball nought. Kersi Meher-Hon? has made a persona! selection of some of the most famous and/or dramatic debuts and farewells in Test, ?rst class and international cricket history. Illustrated with sometimes rare photographs, meticulously researched and written with clarity and a twinkle in the eye, this book is a rich and fascinating source of cricketing lore. Kersi Meher-Homji is an Australian journalist, author and biographer. He writes often for the Sydney Morning Herald. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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Hat-Tricks, Meher-Homji, Kersi
17 Meher-Homji, Kersi Hat-Tricks
Australia Kangaroo Press 1996 0864177364 / 9780864177360 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
120 indexed pages including b/w illustrations and all top hat-tricks in first-class cricket. 
Price: 9.50 AUD
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Six Appeal: On Soaring Sixes and Lusty Six-hitters, Meher-Homji, Kersi
18 Meher-Homji, Kersi Six Appeal: On Soaring Sixes and Lusty Six-hitters
Australia Kangaroo Press 1996 0864177992 / 9780864177995 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
160 indexed pages. Includes photographs, charts, and an appendix of sixes hit in Test Cricket. Examines the many six-hitting sprees and lusty six-hitters throughout the years and includes such notable names in cricket as Charles Thornton, Guy Earle, Ian Botham, Clive Lloyd,Vivian Richards and Kapil Dev. Includes many anecdotes, such as the six hit by Doug Walters in the Perth Test of 1974 which nearly killed 10 people in Sydney and a hit by Steve Waugh in a Mercantile Mutual Cup match in Perth that made him and his team $140,000 richer. 
Price: 9.50 AUD
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Skullduggery, O'Keeffe, Kerry
19 O'Keeffe, Kerry Skullduggery
Australia ABC Books 2010 0733325963 / 9780733325960 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
251 pages. From the pitch to the commentary box, Kerry 'Skull' O'Keeffe has covered Australian cricket from every angle for more than thirty years. His distinctive laugh, his self-deprecating humour and his incisive opinions have made his commentary of the game essential summer listening for cricket fans all over the country. Skullduggery brings together Skull's priceless columns for the Sunday Telegraph, a selection of classic yarns and all-new words of wisdom to present his colourful take on cricket today. As warm and witty on the page as he is on the airwaves, Skull has the most insightful eye in cricket. He'll have you chuckling by the coin toss and wiping away tears by stumps. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Cricket Australia Ashes Handbook, Origlasso, John
20 Origlasso, John Cricket Australia Ashes Handbook
Australia Scholastic 2010 1741697816 / 9781741697810 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
94 pages. This fantastic handbook will help the cricket fanatic get straight into the swing of the Ashes Series from ball one. Jam-packed with fun Ashes facts and trivia, a 'cricket speak' dictionary, a list of Ashes records and quizzes to test their knowledge, this handbook will have cricket fans in a spin! The handbook also features a schedule of the upcoming Ashes tests and one-day internationals, a list of infamous Ashes acts, cricket addresses and websites, and some great games to keep all cricket fans occupied. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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