Young Wisden

Young Wisden : A new fan's guide to cricket

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This second edition of Young Wisden is the perfect introduction to one of the most enjoyable world sports. Packed with hundreds of new colour photographs and illustrations, and completely updated to include the latest stats and stars, this vibrantly designed book really brings the game to life. The authors take a wry look at every aspect of the game that a new fan could wish to know about, including:

the basics - from how to read the scorecard to a crash course in the language
types of cricket - the Twenty20, one-day and first-class formats of the game at all levels, from beach cricket through to international Test cricket
batsmen, bowlers, fielders, keepers and thinkers - what it takes to be great in each position and plenty of info on the best there has been
the world of cricket - the Test nations, the great grounds, and the fans on tour
history, humour and numbers - the playing greats, the grudge matches, the records, and villains and tricksters.
Written for children, there are sure to be plenty of adults taking a look over their shoulder at this brilliant introduction to cricket.

really, different planet stuff. It is comprehensive without being bewildering,
colourful but not showy, confident but never esoteric. It is also superbly
designed." The Wisden Cricketer"Packed with
information ... this is perfect for the youngsters who
prefer Pietersen to Rooney." The Times"The
cricketing world's bible specially written for children." The Economist
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 198 x 278 x 8mm | 458.13g
  • Wisden
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • Full-colour photos and illustrations
  • 1408124637
  • 9781408124635
  • 664,517

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'For cricket neophytes both young and old, it's a good introduction to the game' * Stuart George Blog * 'This is an excellent introduction to the game for the aspiring fan, setting the modern game in its overall context.' * The Cricket Statistician (June 2011) * "The liveliest book ever written about how cricket works, it's packed with facts and stats about players and matches, and features clear explanations of the game; Quick guides to cricket's language and history; The game at home and around the world; County Cricket, Tests, Twenty20s and one-day internationals and Stores of the stars from Bradman to Broad." * The Cricket Statistician (June 2011) * 'Marvellously illustrated, it conveys the game's past and present expertly. More importantly, it conveys the warmth and wonder of the greatest of games.' * (July 2011) *
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About Tim De Lisle

Tim de
Lisle is a former editor of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack and Wisden
Cricket Monthly, where he won an Editor of the Year award. Lawrence
Booth writes the Online Sports Column of the Year, "The Top Spin", for the Daily Mail. He has also written four
books on cricket, most recently "What are
the butchers for?" And other splendid cricket quotations.
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