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mobi ô Cricket The Game of Life ð The Game of Life read ¼ danpashley å [Reading] ➬ Cricket: The Game of Life: Every reason to celebrate ➳ Scyld Berry – Danpashley.co.uk Winner of the Cricket Writers' Club Book of the Year 2016Shortlisted for the MCC Book of the YearShortWinner of the Cricket Writers' Club Book of the Year 2016Shortlisted for the MCC Book of the YearShortlisted for Cricket Book of the Year at the Sports Book AwardsScyld Berry draws on his experiences as a cricket writer of forty years to produce new insights and unfamiliar historical angles on the game along with moving reflections on episodes from his own life The author covers a range of themes including cricket in different areas of the world and abstract concepts such as language numbers ethics and psychology; Scyld Berry relishes the joys cricket provides and is convinced of the positive effect it can have in people's livesCricket The Game of Life is an inspiring book that reminds readers why they love the game and prompts them to look at it in a new way This is than just a history of cricket Scyld Berry has produced a book about cricket but in each chapter deaing with the key test playing countries taking the game as a starting point develops links between cricket and a broader social history The chapters on the development of cricket in India and the West Indies and the impact of British rule and slavery are particularly interesting

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Winner of the Cricket Writers' Club Book of the Year 2016Shortlisted for the MCC Book of the YearShortlisted for Cricket Book of the Year at the Sports Book AwardsScyld Berry draws on his experiences as a cricket writer of forty years to produce new insights and unfamiliar historical angles on the game along with moving reflections on episodes from his own life The author covers a range of themes including cricket in different areas of the world and abstract concepts such as language numbers ethics and psychology; Scyld Berry relishes the joys cricket provides and is convinced of the positive effect it can have in people's livesCricket The Game of Life is an inspiring book that reminds readers why they love the game and prompts them to look at it in a new way Every reason to celebrate says the front of the book and certainly it is impressive in both its scope and detail The author’s ‘net’ on the game was in the 1960s when John Arlott was the voice of cricket; a man known for his sympathy for the ‘county pro’ and who wrote of his abiding nostalgia for the domestic circuit when he retired in 1980 Those at the top of the game have moved a long way since then and in its own way this book shows just how farMuch is drawn from long ago history the development of the game around the world the 400 Test Matches the author has attended This makes it good on for example what happened when Captain Gatting met Umpire Rana and why There is sharp observation on the behaviour of Hans Cronje and the make up of his personality and the extent to which match fixing in the game is kept hidden from view by vested interests The chapter on the psychological framing and stresses at the top is a good one and rightly applauds Marcus Trescothick for his honesty although it is not always clear just how much sympathy the author has for his subjects if any; perhaps it was just intended that the reader should decide when to supply their ownThe account of the match between Kent and the rest of England at the Artillery Ground in 1744 the first match for which an entrance ticket survives brings history to life Kent captained by the Duke of Dorset’s gardener pointing the way for the game to challenge the established social order and arguably thrive because of it The book also mentions that there were matches between cities in the 19th century whether the current proposals on that subject just represent the latest challenge to the established order and the game will thrive anew or the opposite if the elites at the Nursery End have miscalculated an open uestion nowFor those with the time to read its 400 pages a book to educate and inform some strong opinions given to make the reader think and agree with or not for which bravo the author

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Cricket The Game of Life Every reason to celebrateWinner of the Cricket Writers' Club Book of the Year 2016Shortlisted for the MCC Book of the YearShortlisted for Cricket Book of the Year at the Sports Book AwardsScyld Berry draws on his experiences as a cricket writer of forty years to produce new insights and unfamiliar historical angles on the game along with moving reflections on episodes from his own life The author covers a range of themes including cricket in different areas of the world and abstract concepts such as language numbers ethics and psychology; Scyld Berry relishes the joys cricket provides and is convinced of the positive effect it can have in people's livesCricket The Game of Life is an inspiring book that reminds readers why they love the game and prompts them to look at it in a new way Very enjoyable and informed read I like cricket books and loved this one very much good insight in to various aspects of game