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- DescriptionCricket - perhaps more than any other sport - has a language that delights those who kw it, and confuses those who don't. While some of us have never actually heard the sound of leather on willow, everybody has heard of bowling a googly and playing a straight bat. But few kw what terms like doosra and dobber mean, and how to use them like a conisseur. From Kennington to Kensington, from Melbourne to Mumbai, talk of cricket (on and off the field) is both well-mannered and bluntly offensive, confusing and crystal-clear, old-world and cutting-edge. To ease the way through these corridors of uncertainty, Leigh and Woodhouse invite you to join them on tour - so next time you talk about the game, you will be giving it some humpty. What do Australians mean when they talk of mollygrubbers or sandshoe-crushers? What are Manhattans and Wagon Wheels doing in the most English of sports? How do you tell flypaper hands from popadom fingers?
- Author BiographyLEIGH is eligible to play for Yorkshire -- under the old rules. WOODHOUSE is a member at Worcestershire.
- Author(s)David Woodhouse,John Leigh
- PublisherFaber & Faber
- Date of Publication05/10/2006
- SubjectBall Games: Field & Outdoor
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintFaber & Faber
- Weight340 g
- Width133 mm
- Height205 mm
- Spine24 mm
- Edition StatementMain
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