Arm-Ball to Zooter by Lawrence Booth

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As Booth said, these are two very different books. If you want to laugh and yet still end up knowing more about the game, then buy Arm-Ball To Zooter.
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What's the difference between short leg and deep midwicket? When would you be thinking about bowling a yorker? What's so great about the sound of leather on willow? Cricket’s vocabulary is a mixture of jargon and cliché, poetry and prose, misty-eyed romanticism and old-gits’ cynicism. Arm-ball to Zooter is a witty guide to the peculiarities of the game, its history and major figures; cricket-lovers might find their own pet hates confirmed; cricket newcomers might be amazed at what cricket-lovers have been up to all these years.
 

About Lawrence Booth

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Lawrence Booth is the man behind the Guardian's enormously popular column The Spin, which pulls in a weekly readership of around 10,000 subscribers. A lifelong cricket fan, he is the author of Cricket: Celebrating the Modern Game Around the World (2005) and a contributing editor to Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.
 
Published June 7, 2007 by Penguin. 280 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Steven Price on Oct 01 2008

As Booth said, these are two very different books. If you want to laugh and yet still end up knowing more about the game, then buy Arm-Ball To Zooter.

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