Arm-ball to Zooter

Arm-ball to Zooter

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What's the difference between short leg and deep midwicket? When would you be thinking about bowling a yorker? What's so great about the sound of leather on willow? Cricketa€™s vocabulary is a mixture of jargon and clichAc, poetry and prose, misty-eyed romanticism and old-gitsa€™ cynicism. Arm-ball to Zooter is a witty guide to the peculiarities of the game, its history and major figures; cricket-lovers might find their own pet hates confirmed; cricket newcomers might be amazed at what cricket-lovers have been up to all these years.A Sideways Look at the Language of Cricket Lawrence Booth ... 2006, Mr Vernon Roper reminded everyone that a#39;in the 1930s a a€œgoogly balla€ was a childa#39;s toy, shaped likeaRUGBY ball withflattened ends, ... His bowling methods were later imitated by his compatriot John Gleeson, who went on to take 93 wicketsin 29 Tests.

Title:Arm-ball to Zooter
Author:Lawrence Booth
Publisher:Penguin UK - 2007-06-07


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