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The Instant Cricket Library : An Imagined Anthology

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In Dan Liebke's debut cricket book, The Instant Cricket Library, you'll find excerpts from a number of remarkable cricket books, none of which you've ever read before-because none of them actually existed. There's I, Pad, Shane Watson's infamous manifesto arguing that the LBW Law should be abolished. There's Out of My Ed, in which you'll discover the truth about the real Ed Cowan. There's a Banner-Man comic book, a Mitch Marsh play, and much more. They're all part of the Instant Cricket Library.

Imagine a world after a complete societal collapse. A big collapse, like Australia on a raging Chennai turner. In this dystopian future, all of the world's cricket books have been destroyed. Nothing remains, not even
the Steve Waugh autobiographies, which were previously believed to be impervious not just to casual readers, but to all known forms of physical damage. And yet, a hardy group of researchers search desperately for hints
of what might have been lost. A title here. A snippet of text there. A tattered cover somewhere else. They gather all the clues they've discovered of the lost world of cricketing literature, and enter them into a hastily constructed supercomputer.

Finally, with a burst of makeshift artificial intelligence, they extrapolate from those fragments and regenerate a complete cricket library in an instant. This instant cricket library is a marvel of resourcefulness, and a
glorious tribute to the ingenuity and determination of humanity, even when
faced with the most nightmarish and cricketless of futures.

Just because a cricket book never existed doesn't mean it's not worth reading.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dan Liebke is a comedy writer and former Nathan Hauritz impersonator. He was a
regular contributor for MAD magazine in Australia for two decades before coming to
his senses and turning his comic focus to cricket.

In addition to a social media presence on Twitter (@liebcricket), Dan has also
contributed articles making fun of cricket and cricketers to websites such as The
Guardian, Cricket365 and FirstPost. He's also a regular on the Can't Bowl, Can't Throw
cricket podcast and White Line Wireless internet radio commentary.
Liebke was once the official scorer for ABC Radio for a Test, which was rather a neat
trick as it was the first time he'd ever scored a cricket match. (Shhh, don't tell Aunty).
Dan is a genuine all-rounder, equally inept with both bat and ball, and he steadfastly
believes that cricket is the funniest, and hence best, sport that humanity has ever
invented.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 5mm | 218g
  • Docklands, VIC, Australia
  • English
  • 1921778903
  • 9781921778902
  • 822,561

Table of contents

Introduction; Wicket; The Little Master; Did Aliens Invent Cricket; The Importance of Being Mitch Marsh; The Curious Case of the Cricketer and the Cursed Castle; The Future of the Ashes; The Loophole; Food Theory; Struck Downby a Queer Spell; An Amazing Day Off; The Battle of Eden; It's The End ofthe World Cup as We Know it; A Tiny Ripple of Hope; The Sights and the Sounds; The Stunning Secret Origen of Banner-Man!; Introduction to International Cricket:A Time line; Christmas Comes Early; Listomania; Cricket Goes Deluxe; Masking the Darkness; Head in the Couds; Infinite Improbability Drive; Popular Landmarks for the Ashes Holiday Bucket List; The Truth Behind Allegations of Spot-Fixing-Fixing; Wicked Maidens; Freeway of Finality; Averages, Geometry and Combinatorics - the Quiz; The Modern Game; Jedis, Jokers & The Don; Being the Best; Handled The Ball; Expanded Cricket Roles; Calling it in; A Serpent's Lament; Waiting For a Return; Astonishing True Secret No. 41 -Murali's Mural; Meeting Minutes - Third Ashes Test, 2017-18; 'The Battles of Dawson'; The Art of Warner; The Genious of Bad Cricket; 'What I Learned About Mateship Down Under'; Bulging Lists and Uncolicited Tips; The Perimeter of Identity; The Book of Botham 19:81
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Review quote

"I was in the Avenue of Apprehension when I picked up Dan Liebke's book, but it hooned away down the Boulevard of Brilliance." - Damien 'The Bowlologist' Fleming
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About Dan Liebke

Dan Liebke is a comedy writer and former Nathan Hauritz impersonator. He was a regular contributor for MAD magazine in Australia for two decades before coming to his senses and turning his comic focus to cricket. In addition to a social media presence on Twitter (@liebcricket), Dan has also contributed articles making fun of cricket and cricketers to websites such as The Guardian, Cricket365 and FirstPost. Hes also a regular on the Cant Bowl, Cant Throw cricket podcast and White Line Wireless internet radio commentary.
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