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    Elk Stopped Play: And Other Tales from Wisden's 'Cricket Round the World' (Hardback) Edited by Charlie Connelly

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    DescriptionThere are few parts of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack that embody the magic and appeal of the game more than Cricket Round the World. Elk Stopped Play is a carefully-chosen selection of stories from twenty years of one of Wisden's most-loved sections. Combining the highlights of two decades of the Almanack's coverage of the game's further reaches, as well as original material that places the stories in context and expands upon the incidents and personalities involved, it is an original and eccentric examination of the sport's enduring worldwide appeal. There are extraordinary matches, great individual performances, stories of exceptional pioneering dedication and quirky incidents from all over the world, from games staged on tiny, far-flung Pacific islands to the frozen wastes of the Antarctic, from cricketers dodging mortars in Baghdad to Indonesian mud wickets on converted buffalo paddocks via fractured French skulls, Antarctic barbecues and untimely interruptions by Finnish elk. The perfect book to dip into either during the cricket season or during the long wait for the end of April to come round again, Elk Stopped Play is a fantastic addition to the Wisden bookshelf.

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    Elk Stopped Play
    And Other Tales from Wisden's 'Cricket Round the World'
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Charlie Connelly
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 120 mm
    Height: 180 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 214 g
    ISBN 13: 9781408832370
    ISBN 10: 1408832372

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    DC22: 796.358
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.1
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T General Subject: 760
    BIC subject category V2: WSJC
    LC classification: GV
    Abridged Dewey: 796
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14450
    BISAC V2.8: SPO054000
    B&T Approval Code: A09010200, A09302000
    DC23: 796.358
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    27 May 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Charlie Connelly is an award-winning broadcaster and the author of ten books, including the bestselling Attention All Shipping: A Journey Round The Shipping Forecast. He has collected Wisden since receiving the 1983 edition for his thirteenth birthday and lives in London. Foreword by Michael Palin.
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    a glorious collection...a small book of uncomplicated brilliance. Cricketer Love shines from the pages, a love for cricket evident in both the reports themselves and the way the editor, Charlie Connelly, has updated them. Love, too, for people as well as the game. Spectator a series of funny, poignant, heroic, historic, farcical and contemporary tales that will pass many a peaceful hour. School Sport the perfect way to pass the time. Oldie