More than any other sport, cricket highlights our peculiarities and quirks, our strengths and weaknesses – sporting or otherwise. It welcomes allcomers, no matter what their foibles or achievements. Cricketing Allsorts pays tribute to those oddities and records, and offers a lively portrait of the game and its players in all their glory and eccentricity.
The good, the bad, the ugly (and the downright weird)
Celebrating the best of cricket, the worst of cricket, and everything in between, it’s an engaging, witty and affectionate look at the game’s unique appeal covering all aspects, both on and off the field, including:
- the greatest bowing partnerships, including Wasim & Waqar and Laker & Lock
- the best fictional cricketers, including Hooker Knight and Flashman
- the game’s most iconic fashion statements, such as Clive Lloyd’s glasses and Gower’s blue socks
- the most memorable sixes, featuring Dhoni, Sobers and Albert Trott
- the most unlikely cricket fans, such as Barack Obama, Roger Federer and the Taliban
The ultimate book for anyone who wants to know anything and everything about the game, Cricketing Allsorts is a guaranteed conversation-starter for debate in the pub or at the ground. The perfect gift for any cricket fan.
Foreword by David “Bumble” Lloyd
Published by Wisden – 18 May, 2017
£14.99 Hardback/£12.99 eBook