Rain Men

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Description

There are many cricket books, and they are all the same. 'Don't Tell Goochie', autobiographical insights of nights on the tiles in Delhi with Lambie and the boys; 'Fruit cake days', a celebrated humourist recalls 'ball' - related banter of yore; and Wisden, a deadly weapon when combined with a thermos flask. Rain Men is different. Like the moment the genius of Richie Benaud first revealed itself to you, it is a cricketing epiphany, a landmark in the literature of the game. Shining the light meter of reason into cricket's incomparable madness, Marcus Berkmann illuminates all the obsessions and disappointments that the dedicated fan and pathologically hopeful clubman suffers year after year - the ritual humiliation of England's middle order, the partially-sighted umpires, the battling average that reads more like a shoe size. As satisfying as a perfectly timed cover drive, and rather easier to come by, Rain Men offers essential justification for anyone who has ever run a team-mate out on purpose or secretly blubbed at a video of Botham's Ashes. show more

Book details

EAN

9780349107424

Classifications

Cricket

Format

Paperback / softback

Number of pages

256 pages

Weight(g)

194g

Dimensions(mm)

196 x 128 x 18

Publication date

1996-04-04

Publisher

Little, Brown Book Group

Readership

General (US: Trade)

Series

Series Editor

Imprint

-

Publication City/Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

EAN 9780349107424
Classification Cricket
Format Paperback / softback
Number of pages 256 pages
Weight(g) 194g
Dimensions(mm) 196 x 128 x 18
Publication date 1996-04-04
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Readership General (US: Trade)
Series
Series Editor
Imprint -
Publication City/Country United Kingdom
Language: English

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