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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 wit of Cricket, Brayshaw, Ian
2 Brayshaw, Ian The wit of Cricket
Australia Currawong Press 1981 090800107 1st Australian Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 12mo 
111 pages including black & white photos and full page cartoons by Bill Mitchell. The Wit of Cricket celebrates the marvelous humour - a special blend of dry wit and boisterous fun - that has always had its place in the great game. From W.G.Grace to Demiis Lillee, from the Melbourne Cricket Ground to Lords, from New Zealand to the West Indies, here are the stories from behind the scenes - or at least out of earshot of most spectators. Some are wild, all are droll and most are side splitting. The majority of the yarns involve the great players, but others have been gleaned from the fans, administrators, umpires, the cricket media and even the odd junior... the world of cricket. And who better to illustrate this collections of witticisms than cartoonist Bill Mitchell? He is, after all, an avid fan hnnself. There is also a foreword by Dennis Lillee and some dashing photographs, both old and new. Ian ‘Sticks’ Brayshaw has been part of the Australian cricketing scene for 20 years, and he is still part of it, though retired as a player. He loves the game, its characters, and its champions. No cricketer or cricket fan will be able to put this book down. And even those who are bewildered by the intricacies of the grand game will appreciate that this sport, at least, is in no danger of losing its sense of humour. There is a blacked out stamp in the front fly. 
Price: 10.00 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: 12.00 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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Talking Cricket With Frank Crook, Crook, Frank
6 Crook, Frank Talking Cricket With Frank Crook
Australia ABC 1989 0733300049 / 9780733300042 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
120 pages. There is a innscription in the inside front cover and in first page. Arthur Morris . . . Ray Lindwall . . . Peter Burge . . . Alan Davidson . . . all of them great names of cricket and all of them responsible for deeds that will live as long as the game is played. In Talking Cricket, they tell their stories in their own words. Morris and Lindwall, giants of Bradman’s all-conquering 1948 tourists . . . the dazzling all-rounder Davidson. . . and the powerful Burge, built like a blacksmith, who single-handedly turned defeat into victory in two memorable Test knocks. Talking Cricket boasts a wonderful cast of characters, cricketers past and present. Players like Brian Booth, Ross Edwards, Bob Holland, Peter Philpott, Martin Kent and Graham Yallop It also looks at the ame from the point of view of the cricket author and scorer, a closed world remote from the game’s followers. Talking Cricket started life as a series of interviews on ABC Radio during the 1989 Test series. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Howzat: The Australian Cricket Quiz, Dawson, Marc
7 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
8 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
9 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
10 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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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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Gloves, Sweat And Tears, Marsh, Rod
14 Marsh, Rod Gloves, Sweat And Tears
Australia Penguin Books 1984 0140077189 / 9780140077186 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
177 pages including illustrations. One of the most distinguished wicketkeepers in the history of the game, Rodney William Marsh made his debut in first-class cricket for Western Australia at the age of20 in 1968-69, at that time as a specialist batsman. He scored 104 in his debut match (v West Indians at Perth). He played the ?rst of his 96 Tests (a record for Australia) in 1970-71, and when he retired at the end of the 1983-84 Australian season he held the world record for Test dismissals - 355 (343 ct., 12 st.). In addition he scored 3,633 runs (av. 26.51), an Australian record for a Wicketkeeper, and scored three Test centuries. Marsh was born at Armadale, Western Australia, on November 4, 1947, and in all ?rstclass matches dismissed over 860 batsmen and scored over 11,000 runs, including 12 centuries. In 1975-7'6 he made 67 dismissals - a record for an Australian season. His highest first-class score was 236 for Western Australia v Pakistanis at Perth in 1972-73, and his highest Test score 132 v New Zealand at Adelaide in 1973-74. He played Test cricket in Australia, England, the West Indies, New Zealand and Pakistan, and represented Australia in the two seasons of World Series Cricket. 
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Ashes in the Mouth: The Story of the Bodyline Tour of 1932-33, Mason, Ronald
15 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
16 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
17 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
18 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
19 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
20 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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