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  • Published: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446491775
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

What I Love About Cricket

One Man's Vain Attempt to Explain Cricket to a Teenager who Couldn't Give a Toss




An hilarious memoir about cricket's role in life, the universe and everything

What I Love About Cricket is the story of a summer when a 'master' cricket obsessive teaches his novice 'pupil' the wisdom of the game. Sandy Balfour is cast as the supposed master and his sixteen-year-old daughter's new boyfriend - the skateboarding boy wonder - is the reluctant pupil.

This beginner's guide to the infuriatingly perverse game of cricket is a love letter addressed both to
those who utterly fail to understand it and to those who need reminding why they fell in love in
the first place. What unfolds is wonderfully observed, very funny and as much about fathers
and daughters, love and life, as it is about cricket.

  • Pub date: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446491775
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the Author

Sandy Balfour

Sandy Balfour plays and watches a lot of cricket. In his spare time he is a journalist, author and social activist. He is chair of the UK's leading Fairtrade chocolate company and has written four previous books including the critically acclaimed Vulnerable in Hearts and Pretty Girl in Crimson Rose (8). He lives in London with his girlfriend and their three children.


Praise for What I Love About Cricket

“Delightful stuff”

Michael Simkins, author of Fatty Batter

“A charming and witty book”

Times Literary Supplement

“Highly entertaining”

Sir Tim Rice

“Beguiling charm”

Wisden

“A warm, funny, realistic and affectionate book”

All Out Cricket

“Hilarious ... one of those entertaining paeans to cricket and its role in life, the universe and everything”

Guardian


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