The Cricket Quiz Book

Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
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ISBN : 1908382872
Pages : 122 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (98 users)

Download or read book The Cricket Quiz Book written by Adam Pearson and published by Andrews UK Limited. This book was released on 2011-06-24 with total page 122 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Did you know that cricket is the second most popular sport in the world and has been an established team sport for centuries, with more than 100 cricket-playing nations now recognised by the International Cricket Council? No doubt those questions haven’t left cricket aficionados remotely stumped, but be prepared to be caught out by the 1,000 leg-breaking quiz questions in this book. Your innings will require you to recall facts and figures relating to every possible aspect of the game of cricket from players to umpires and national to international matches, together with all kinds of trivia, so you could very easily find yourself in a real spin and may need to enlist the help of friends to bail you out before a sneaky Chinaman bowls you over, slips you up or reduces you to a pile of ashes. Whether you find yourself top of the batting order or limping with a square leg, this book, with a fitting foreword by Dickie Bird, contains a wealth of knowledge about the sport that is guaranteed to enthral all cricket fans, and questions that will stimulate fond memories and friendly debates for many an entertaining hour.

Sphere of Influence

Publisher : Victory Books
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ISBN : 0522857876
Pages : 386 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (522 users)

Download or read book Sphere of Influence written by Gideon Haigh and published by Victory Books. This book was released on 2010 with total page 386 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the last three years, cricket has changed more completely than in the preceding three decades, revolutionised by a racy new format, Twenty20, and a glamorous new competition, the Indian Premier League. How did India come to run world cricket? How did clubs owned by billionaires and Bollywood stars begin to shove international competition aside? How did money unite players and divide administrators, amid allegations of massive corruption? Gideon Haigh has followed cricket's biggest story since Kerry Packer's 'World Series' from the beginning: Sphere of Influence is the result. This insightful collection brings the struggle to save cricket's soul into sharp and disturbing focus.

Ray Martin's Favourites

Publisher : Victory Books
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ISBN : 0522860885
Pages : 383 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (522 users)

Download or read book Ray Martin's Favourites written by Ray Martin and published by Victory Books. This book was released on 2011 with total page 383 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a book that brings together the most remarkable people Ray Martin met during his own hugely successful career in journalism.

Pitch It!

Publisher : Random House India
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ISBN : 818400494X
Pages : 389 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (184 users)

Download or read book Pitch It! written by Dev Prasad and published by Random House India. This book was released on 2013-10-15 with total page 389 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pitch It! is an innovative and delightful book consisting of enthralling anecdotes linking top cricketing giants and corporate moguls that will act as a catalyst for professionals to soar to top echelons in their respective fields. Peppered with fascinating case studies from an eclectic spectrum of industries ranging from IT, Consumer Goods, Automotive, Aerospace, Banking, Petrochemicals, and Food & Beverages, Pitch It! provides the essential blueprint for creating and sustaining winning organizations. ‘Pitch It! is a great compilation of winning strategies... Greatly enjoyed following winning habits through the lenses of two different arenas I love’—K Srinivas, President, Consumer Business, Bharti Airtel Limited ‘A great assembly of vignettes of the game and its relevance in business. Loved each chapter...makes you want to go back to it each time. Unputdownable!’—S.V. Nathan, Director, Deloitte Pitch It! has a foreword by Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and epilogue by former Indian cricketer & coach, Venkatesh Prasad. Dev prasad’s debut book KRISHNA: A Journey Through the Lands & Legends of Krishna was longlisted for 2010 Vodafone Crossword Award.

Dressing Room

Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
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ISBN : 8128822551
Pages : 172 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (128 users)

Download or read book Dressing Room written by Abhishek Dubey and published by Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd. This book was released on with total page 172 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Born on 4th August, 1976, Abhishek Kumar Dubey comes from a small town, Jasidih in Jharkhand. Right from his childhood, he wanted to lead a different life and in this pursuit he came to Delhi. Abhishek was a north zone topper in 10+2(CBSE) and a Hansraj College topper in both BA and MA(History). Freelancing since his college days, he started his journalistic career with NDTV. In NDTV, he came up with one of the most successful sports shows like Olympics 2004 and Chunautee 2004-2006. After working with NDTV for 6 years, he joined IBN 7. A regular contributor on sports issues in different magazines and newspapers. Abhishek is also a guest faculty for several mass media institutes. This book contains the inside story of the Indian dressing room along with some unknown cricketing incidents on and off the field. - What Guru Greg said to Sourav Ganguly in the team bus after the Delhi test. - First information of BCCI's charges against Jagmohan Dalmiya. - The rise and fall of two bengal tigers, who were so near but eventually turned out to be so far, in entirely transforming the Indian cricket.

Game for Anything

Publisher : Black Inc.
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ISBN : 1863953094
Pages : 324 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (863 users)

Download or read book Game for Anything written by Gideon Haigh and published by Black Inc.. This book was released on 2004 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cricket is serious fun. And no - one writes about cricket with deeper knowledge or greater flair that Gideon Haigh. Game for Anything collects his best work of the last decade: from probing the Bradman myth and evaluating C.L.R. James to celebrating Len Pascoe and suffering being hit for six. To cricket's recent torments - match - fixing, throwing, sledging, politics - he brings fresh insights and an irreverent with. Game for Anything is a book as rich as the game it describes: grand, humble, funny, sad, sublime, ridiculous.

The Book of Ashes Anecdotes

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 1780574398
Pages : 400 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (78 users)

Download or read book The Book of Ashes Anecdotes written by Gideon Haigh and published by Random House. This book was released on 2012-02-24 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Ashes, the symbol of cricket supremacy between England and Australia, is the game's oldest and fiercest rivalry, still hot to the touch after a century and a quarter. The Book of Ashes Anecdotes collects hundreds of the best stories from more than 260 publications to create the fullest, fieriest and funniest account of these two nations divided by a common game. In 2005, and after 16 long years, England's cricketers regained the fabled urn in a series that fascinated and gripped cricket fans as never before. The drama of this contest raised ancitipation about the 2006-07 series to record levels, and Ashes Anecdotes provides an unrivalled collection of the highlights of this celebrated tournament. The book includes a foreword by David Frith and extracts from the best cricket writers of the past 124 years. Featured here are the giants of the game, the most memorable Ashes matches, gamesmanship, Bodyline, tales of travel, cricket fever and fan fanaticism, luck and superstition in the game, selection and sledging. It's a book no cricket fan should be without.

Mental Toughness

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 0415578957
Pages : 264 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (415 users)

Download or read book Mental Toughness written by Michael Sheard and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mental toughness is one of the most common terms used in sport – by athletes, coaches, spectators and the media. However, it is also one of the least understood terms. This book examines the characteristics and development of mentally tough sport performers, and presents the cutting-edge research in this area. Within these chapters, the author proposes that mental toughness is a personality style and mindset, and presents a compelling case for its inclusion within the positive psychological paradigm. This second edition has been updated to include new material on the characterisation, conceptualisation, measurement, and development of mental toughness. As in the first edition the book includes a historical overview of empirical research, and also describes the conceptual arguments behind this research. Now packed with even more rigorous scientific evidence and bang up-to-date anecdotes from the world of sport, the book presents a fascinating explanation of why some athletes are successful, and how and why they stay on top. Mental Toughness: The Mindset Behind Sporting Achievement will be essential reading for all sport psychology, sport science, sport studies, and coaching students.

Watsonia

Publisher : Black Inc.
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ISBN : 174382159X
Pages : 400 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (743 users)

Download or read book Watsonia written by Don Watson and published by Black Inc.. This book was released on 2020-11-17 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: No other writer has journeyed further into the soul of Australia and returned to tell the tale Watsonia collects the fruits of a writing life. It covers everything from Australian bush humour to America gone berserk; from Don Bradman to Oscar Wilde; from Animal Farm to the Australian parliament. Wherever Watson turns his incisive gaze, the results are as illuminating as they are enjoyable. Artfully arranged, Watsonia showcases the many sides of Don Watson: historian, speechwriter, commentator, humourist, nature writer and biographer. It also features several previously unpublished lectures and a wide-ranging introduction by the author. This comprehensive anthology – replete with wit, wisdom and diverse pleasures – is essential reading.

Bats, Balls & Bails

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 1446423166
Pages : 544 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (446 users)

Download or read book Bats, Balls & Bails written by Les Scott and published by Random House. This book was released on 2011-08-31 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Never before has the whole world of cricket been collected in one, really quite large volume. Les Scott has collected a lifetime of anecdotes, records, quotes and cuttings to make The Essential Cricket Book. With a century of sections detailing everything from balls and slips to pavilions, umpires and teas; all the Test-playing nations, first-class counties as well as minor counties and clubs, plus universities; tournaments from the Ashes through the old John Player League to the Sheffield Shield (not to mention the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash); bizarre dismissals and of course LBWs, all the great games and characters of cricket are brought to life. It's all here: the first player to wear a helmet, the first man to attempt a reverse sweep, the games when camels (or mackerels) stopped play, the batsmen given out 'absent, thought lost on the Tube' and 'retired, suffering from measles', or simply the last England bowler to take a wicket with the first ball of a Test Match.

A Textbook of Business Statistics

Publisher : S. Chand Publishing
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ISBN : 8121924561
Pages : 531 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (121 users)

Download or read book A Textbook of Business Statistics written by Hazarika Padmalochan and published by S. Chand Publishing. This book was released on 2007 with total page 531 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book is carefully written and structured to simplify business maths and equips students with the knowledge and practice they need to fully learn each concept. Abundant solved examples and exercises incorporated in the text help in effective learning process and examination preparation for students.

Sir Curtly Ambrose

Publisher : Aurum
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ISBN : 1781314683
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (781 users)

Download or read book Sir Curtly Ambrose written by Curtly Ambrose and published by Aurum. This book was released on 2015-04-13 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sir Curtly Ambrose is one of the most famous cricket players of all time. He is also notorious for his silence. Now, for the first time, Curtly will tell his story. One of the leading – and most lethal - fast bowlers of all time, Curtly Ambrose played 98 Tests and 176 One Day Internationals for the West Indies, and for much of his career topped the ICC player rankings. He was an integral part of the iconic West Indies teams of the late 1980s and early 1990s whilst also bearing witness to their decline throughout the 1990s and beyond. A formidable sportsman, Curtly has unique insight into the extreme highs and debilitating lows of international cricket. But during his career Curtly Ambrose was notorious for his silence. He rarely spoke to the media and, if he did, it was usually to rebuff an interview, which earned him the infamous reputation of ‘Curtly talks to no one!’. In this, his autobiography, Curtly will tell the story of his life with the West Indies team for the very first time. From his colourful upbringing in Antigua, through to the turbulent politics of both nation and dressing room, the book takes you behind the scenes to give a fascinating insight into the career of an iconic sportsman. With his customary honesty, Curtly will discuss his relationship with both the game and his teammates and competitors, and will talk in depth about key moments in his career, including his extraordinary spell against Australia in 1992, taking 7-1. From the culture of West Indian cricket to experiencing post-Apartheid cricket in South Africa, as well as touching on his relationship with cricket mogul and notorious financier Allen Stanford, the book will speak to fans of works such as C.L.R. James’s Beyond a Boundary, as well as fans of cricket and sports biography. It also includes forewords from legendary cricket commentatory Richie Benaud and Steve Waugh.

Cricket and the Law

Publisher : Psychology Press
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ISBN : 9780714682853
Pages : 438 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (682 users)

Download or read book Cricket and the Law written by David Fraser and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 438 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a readable, informed and absorbing discussion of cricket's defining controversies - bodyline, chucking, ball-tampering, sledging, walking and the use of technology, among many others - Fraser explores the ambiguities of law and social order in cricket.

The Batting Doctor's Cricket Wisdom

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
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ISBN : 1479767425
Pages : 472 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (479 users)

Download or read book The Batting Doctor's Cricket Wisdom written by The Batting Doctor and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2013-03-09 with total page 472 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With 50 years of passionate involvement in cricket; extensive effort to constantly understand and improve what I do; insightful exploration of such things as ancient Chinese and Japanese texts as well as modern psychology concepts, I have developed my own philosophies and ways of doing things in cricket. Many of these ways are unique to me and opposite to conventional instruction. Whilst my hearing, memory and physical condition are all in decline, the satisfaction gained from understanding what motivates and can improve an individual remains a major source of inspiration. Often I have observed people with extraordinary talent give up just short of what they could achieve, yet others with less talent, but with an indomitable spirit continue on and reap the rewards of success. Why does this happen? We simply have not been educated in how to harness and use our thinking minds wisely. The result is that our efforts in life are often hit or miss. Importantly the WISDOM contained in my book, can help my readers better identify, connect with and meet the challenges that their involvement in cricket will bring.

Cricket's Strangest Matches

Publisher : Portico
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ISBN : 1911042408
Pages : 256 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (911 users)

Download or read book Cricket's Strangest Matches written by Andrew Ward and published by Portico. This book was released on 2016-04-04 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cricket’s Strangest Tales is a fascinating collection of cricketing weirdness – and there’s a lot of it to choose from! Within these pages you’ll find a game that was played on ice, meet a plague of flying ants who failed to dampen players’ enthusiasm, and examples of the grand old tradition of one-armed teams versus one-legged teams. The stories in this book are bizarre, fascinating, hilarious, and, most importantly, true. Fully revised, redesigned and updated with a selection of new material for 2016, this book is the perfect gift for the cricket fanatic in your life. Word count: 45,000 words

Picking the Perfect Cricket Team

Publisher : White Owl
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ISBN : 1526769735
Pages : 136 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (526 users)

Download or read book Picking the Perfect Cricket Team written by Benedict Bermange and published by White Owl. This book was released on 2020-12-28 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Everyone has always loved to rank sportsmen and which cricket fan hasn’t enjoyed picking their own teams and playing imaginary matches, using dice, cards, table-top games or computers? “You can’t compare eras” is an oft-quoted phrase but it certainly hasn’t stopped countless generations of fans sitting around the school playground, dinner table, pub garden or international match debating who were the greatest players of all time. In this book players are ranked, split according to their roles. Openers, middle-order batsmen, all-rounders, wicket-keepers, fast bowlers and slow bowlers are all selected in the same proportions in which they make up a team. In a game awash with numbers, every cricket fan knows what 99.94 and 501 relate to. Some of the numbers explored here transcend the game itself and have become part of cricket’s long historical narrative. I guarantee your list would be different, so let the debates begin!

Cricket At Fever Pitch

Publisher : Popular Prakashan
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ISBN : 9788179912577
Pages : 348 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (912 users)

Download or read book Cricket At Fever Pitch written by Khalid A-H Ansari and published by Popular Prakashan. This book was released on 2006 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: