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? Cricketas 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 agoogly 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|
|Publisher||:||Penguin UK - 2007-06-07|