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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.


Delightful stuff

Michael Simkins, author of Fatty Batter

A charming and witty book

Times Literary Supplement

Highly entertaining

Sir Tim Rice

Beguiling charm


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


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    November 30, 2011

    Ebury Digital

    288 pages

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  • Paperback


    June 15, 2010

    Ebury Press

    288 pages

    RRP $19.99

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