Excerpts from a review:
"Cricket is a game that appeals to a variety of people for a variety of reasons, including women, and this is the heart of Larner's story. Jeremy, who really doesn't like cricket, is asked to help resurrect an old club in order to make a bid for more council sports funding. He agrees, after much consideration, only in the hope of getting nearer to our quick-bowling semi-heroine, Claire, but soon finds himself managing a small cricket club with big dreams. A few players from the past and some new young lads join Jeremy and Claire; add a rival bid and a celebrity chef to make the teas and those dreams suddenly look like becoming a reality. Humour ensues, the bid application grows and its success may eventually depend on the state of the panel members' bowels."
"On the surface just a light hearted and easy to read story about cricket, Guile and Spin covers so much more than just humour, conspiracy and love. It delves into the psychological process at the heart of playing the game, coaching techniques and shows a good understanding of cricket by its author. Not to mention, the matches described are just plain exciting.
Guile and Spin tells us that sport is important; that it can make a difference and that it should be available to everyone. On the face of it, it's all about Jeremy and his desire for a better sports centre and his desire for a certain woman; but when you dig a little deeper, the true hero of this story is the game of cricket."
Full of sports psychology, Eastern wisdon and ... well, cricket. If you're a fan of the game, you'll enjoy it.