The Faber book of cricket

Ed. M Davie and S. Davie
Faber and Faber
Published 1987
ISBN 0-571-14777-1
Chapter by Mihir Bose – ‘Maiden cricket’

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Over the past century, all sorts of cricket anthologies have been put together, but The Faber book of cricket, assembled by two members of the MCC, ranges more widely in time and place than any of them: from the origins of the term ‘cowshot’ to descriptions of the great matches, and from Taunton to the Solomon Islands. It includes sadness as well as joy, and a whiff of violence as well as the smell of mown grass. The Faber book of cricket is the perfect answer to a long wet afternoon.

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