Arm-ball to Zooter: A Sideways Look at the Language of Cricket

Arm-ball to Zooter: A Sideways Look at the Language of Cricket

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By (author) Lawrence Booth

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 113mm x 157mm x 18mm | 162g
  • Publication date: 7 June 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141027622
  • ISBN 13: 9780141027623
  • Illustrations note: Yes
  • Sales rank: 632,478

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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 cliche, 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.

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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.