Cricket: The Game of Life: Every reason to celebrate

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Winner of the Cricket Writers' Club Book of the Year 2016
Shortlisted for the MCC Book of the Year
Shortlisted for Cricket Book of the Year at the Sports Book Awards

Scyld Berry draws on his experiences as a cricket writer of forty years to produce new insights and unfamiliar historical angles on the game, along with moving reflections on episodes from his own life.

The author covers a range of themes including cricket in different areas of the world, and abstract concepts such as language, numbers, ethics and psychology; Scyld Berry relishes the joys cricket provides and is convinced of the positive effect it can have in people's lives.

Cricket: The Game of Life is an inspiring book that reminds readers why they love the game and prompts them to look at it in a new way.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4812 KB
  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (10 Sept. 2015)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00W1SXT9S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

A Good Read

 on 18 April 2017
By StephenFH
Every reason to celebrate says the front of the book and certainly it is impressive in both its scope and detail. The author’s ‘net’ on the game was in the 1960s when John Arlott was the voice of cricket; a man known for his sympathy for the ‘county pro’ and who wrote of his abiding nostalgia for the domestic circuit when he retired in 1980. Those at the top of the game have moved a long way since then and in its own way this book shows just how far.

Four Stars

 on 6 June 2017
By Gib
Cricket history and so much else

Original and compelling

2 people found this helpful.
 on 4 December 2015
By sportsbookofthemonth
Reading former Wisden editor Scyld Berry on cricket is akin to watching a particularly dextrous potter at his wheel, skilfully moulding and caressing his raw materials, in Berry’s case, the English language, to produce something of lasting beauty. Mr Berry has been writing about the game he loves for more than four decades, but I doubt he’s written anything better than Cricket: The Game of Life, an imaginative, engrossing study of how cricket developed and why millions of people enjoy playing and watching it.

Excellent. Scyld Berry is a very entertaining writer

4 people found this helpful.
 on 29 September 2015
By D C Wilson
Excellent. Scyld Berry is a very entertaining writer. A lot of research has gone into this book and Berry

Not just for those with a passion for cricket

 on 28 December 2015
By Chrisbadger
A fascinating book, beautifully written and packed with thoroughly researched information. The title could so easily have been ‘WHYZAT?!, as it’s so informative about the evolution of the game, and life in general at the time.

Good read for Cricket lovers

 on 11 October 2016
By Petal
My Husband was given the book and thought it was a good read.. So I have brought two more to given it two of our cricketing friend for Birthday presents.

Five Stars

 on 24 September 2016
By Mr John Gray
Brilliant and an essential for all cricket lovers.

Four Stars

2 people found this helpful.
 on 12 October 2015
By James Minifie
Very good book from one of the better cricket writers.

Five Stars

 on 10 July 2016
By John G Brandon
Just what I wanted

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