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It’s Not Cricket

Simon Rae

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Ebook
ISBN
9780571298457
Date Published
20.09.2012
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Summary

An eye-opening survey of cricket, from the crowd violence and blatant match-rigging of the eighteenth century, down to the twentieth century’s glaring abuses of the spirit of the game.

Written in the same lively style that won such praise for his W.G. Grace: A Life, Simon Rae’s history of cheating will appeal to the cricket fan and general reader alike. Ranging from Thomas White, who notoriously arrived at the crease with a bat the size of the wicket, on through the Bodyline controversy and throwing, sledging, umpire baiting, and the recent disgrace of Hansie Cronje, It’s Not Cricket makes us ask whether cricket really ever was the yardstick of all that is true, honest, pure and of good repute.

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Simon Rae’s award-winning W. G. Grace: A Life received widespread acclaim on its publication in 1998. He has also edited a number of anthologies, and for five years presented BBC Radio 4’s ‘Poetry Please!’. For nearly ten years he wrote regular topical poems for the Guardian and published two collections of them, Soft Targets and Rapid Response. He collaborated with…

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