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- DescriptionThey are the masters of deception, the jokers in the pack; illusionists conjuring wickets out of thin air with thing more than an ambled approach and a wonky grip. Not for them the brutish physicality of the pace bowler r the reactive slogging of the batsman. Theirs is a more cerebral art. They stand alone in a team sport. They are Twirlymen. Having himself failed through a combination of injury and indolence to become a leg-spinner of rewn Amol Rajan pays homage to that most eccentric of all sporting heroes - the spin bowler. On a journey through cricket history, Rajan introduces us to the greatest purveyors of that craft, from W.G. Grace to Graeme Swann via Clarrie Grimmet's flipper, Muttiah Muralitharan's helicopter wrist, Shane Warne's ball-of-the-century and all the rest. With illustrations that lift the lid on even the most mysterious deliveries, Twirlymen is full of remarkable matches, incredible stories, and characters with more twists than a googly.
- Author BiographyAmol Rajan is Deputy Comment Editor and Columnist for the Independent, having previously been a news reporter and Sports News Correspondent for the newspaper. He grew up in Tooting, south London, and from the age of 11 played for Sinjuns Cricket Club (now Sinjuns & Grammarians) in Wandsworth, becoming the youngest captain of a men's team when leading the Sunday First XI in 2002, aged eighteen.
- Author(s)Amol Rajan
- PublisherVintage Publishing
- Date of Publication05/05/2011
- SubjectBall Games: Field & Outdoor
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintYellow Jersey Press
- Out-of-print date01/05/2016
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight592 g
- Width162 mm
- Height217 mm
- Spine33 mm
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