Although there are not really any big difference between the British society and mine (I am Dutch), there are a few things that I do find strange. One of the strangest of them is cricket. It has always seem incredibly boring to me, yet there are quite a few people, whose opinion I value, who are avid fans. So I have been looking for a good introductory book. However, such a book is hard to find. Most bookshops that I visited in the United Kingdom did have a decent collections of books on cricket, but they all seem to have been written for people that already know the sport. Apparently learning about the basics of cricket is part of your general upbringing if you live in the UK.
With Cricket for Dummy I finally found the book that I was looking for. It has a long chapter on the very basics, it explains the various forms of the sport, and it explains why so many people like it so much. This would have already made it a useful book to me, but this is only part 1 of 4. Part 2 deals with how to play the game. It discusses the various players, tactics, training, and coaching. Part 3 discusses various national and international competitions and what to do if you want to see a cricket match. Part 4 finally discusses highlights in cricket history.
I can't say that this book has made me a cricket fan, but at least I now know what is going on when I see a match.