For the Love of Cricket

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Which record-holding player scored 199 centuries over his First Class career? What are the stories behind cricket’s best nicknames, like "Slow Death Bucknor," "Beefy," and "Rambo?" How old was the youngest ever cricketer to play a test match? Cricket fans don’t just like cricket, they love it! Whether you’re a soldier in the Barmy Army or you enjoy an afternoon of sunshine and wickets, there’s a reason why the world’s first modern spectator sport is beloved of so many.  Bringing together history, trivia, amusing anecdotes, and fresh insights, this handy volume is an all-rounder guide to the gentleman’s game.


Graham Tarrant is the author of some 30 books on a variety of subjects.