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It's Not Cricket! [Kindle Edition]

Terry Ravenscroft
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You think the game of cricket is boring? Obviously you have yet to come across the brand of cricket played in the annual match between the villages of Upper Medlock and Lower Medlock. The Wars of the Roses were less keenly contested. And probably had fewer casualties. . So when the great ex-England cricket captain Jonny Pickering retires from the professional arena and comes to live in the village of Upper Medlock it is the most wonderful news the local cricket team have ever had; for with Jonny in their side victory will be theirs forever more. However the Lower Medlock team believe they have as much right as their arch rivals to Pickering’s services. And will do anything short of murder to acquire them. Blackmail and supplying Pickering with willing partners of both sexes are certainly not out of the question. Pickering in the meantime is trying his best to enjoy a long and happy retirement. Come the day of the match and Pickering still hasn’t decided which of the village teams he will play for. If either. However he has his own ideas on how he can solve the problem and get on with his life in peace...
It’s Not Cricket! is a hilarious account of village cricket that probably tells you more about the people who play it than they would care to admit to.

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"I think I may have read all of Terry Ravenscroft's books starting with Stairlift to Heaven - possibly the funniest book ever written and he has maintained his form in this book.
The nearest he has done to this is Captain's Day about golf which is also side splittingly funny even if you don't play. In the same way It's Not Cricket needs no prior knowledge of the game to find it highly amusing.
What I like about Ravenscroft is that he is a bit rude. Now, not in the offensive way that most of the so called comics are today on TV, but more targeted. The use of four letter swear words is held to a minimum but when used they are like a rapier of wit. When the local trollop uses her charms on our hero, Ravenscroft manages to turn sex into something so funny I could not help myself but laugh out loud.
In a nutshell we have here a book of rare genius. It will make you laugh out loud and not many books can do that. Just keep it away from the younger children in your family." M G Chisholm.




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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 934 KB
  • Print Length: 222 pages
  • Publisher: Razzamattaz Publications (14 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FVTHYMC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #73,115 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The day after Terry Ravenscroft threw in his mundane factory job to become a television comedy scriptwriter he was involved in a car accident which left him unable to turn his head. Since then he has never looked back.
Before they took him away he wrote scripts for Les Dawson, The Two Ronnies, Morecambe and Wise, Alas Smith and Jones, Not the Nine O'Clock News, Ken Dodd, Roy Hudd, and several others. He also wrote the award-winning BBC radio series Star Terk Two. He now writes humorous books, eighteen thus far with no signs of letting up. Three of them, Stairlift to Heaven, Dear Coca-Cola and Dear Air 2000 were in the top ten of the Kindle Best Sellers list at the same time.
Born in New Mills, Derbyshire, in 1938, he lived there with his wife Delma and his mistress Divine Bottom (in his dreams) until earlier this year when he re-located to Ithaca, NY.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Better than Tom Sharpe 3 Jan 2014
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As a cricket fan I loved this hilarious book on the subject! The complexed interaction between the characters blends to create a laugh a minute page turner! Even if you don't like cricket you cannot fail to be amused by this book as the characters will be familiar from everyone's own lives.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read it now 4 Nov 2013
By Bob
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One of the funniest books I have read in years. This book has it all. Thank you and keep them coming
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5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh out loud funny !! 4 July 2014
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I have never left a book review before but felt compelled to do so after reading this book.
Absolutely brilliant! You don't have to be anyway near a cricket buff to enjoy this look. I found myself laughing out loud in the work canteen (I still laugh now at the "Piggy" Higgingbottom paragraph !!!).
I am now going to try more Terry Ravenscroft stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So Funny 3 Jun 2014
By Mark B
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Without doubt one of the funniest books i have read it had me hooked from the 1st page to the last. The man is a genius, i have all Terry's books and they just seem to get better with each title. I could write a huge review but to put it simply, just go and buy the book you'll be glad you did.....
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4.0 out of 5 stars humorous tale 5 May 2014
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A funny tale about two halves of a village and their attempt to secure the best batsman for their cricket team. Would recommend this for a light -hearted read. I enjoyed it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 13 April 2014
By Tony
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This book starts off well but, in my opinion gets worse and worse as it goes on. I did not like the ending, and it was made worse by the fact that the last 10% of the book is just extracts from the authors other publications.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Maddening Mistakes - But Very Funny 3 Mar 2014
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A very funny book - but with several totally maddening mistakes. The plot is that the recently-retired England cricket captain, an all-rounder of Botham-level achievements, comes to live in a village now split into two villages - and deadly rivals to each other. Each wants him to play for them, and the story is about their hilarious efforts to secure his services. Interspersed are accounts of previous matches between the villages, just as hilarious, which serve to explain why the two villages distrust and dislike each other so much. But the mistakes! One minute the Lower Medlock cricket captain (Duckworth) is talking to his vice-captain - then it's the Upper Medlock captain (Marchbank) having the conversation. One minute the Lower Medlock team are in the pub - then it's the Upper Medlock team. Why are there so many of these annoying and frustrating mistakes? Was there no editing, no proof-reading? Utterly amateurish. But the story, the humour, saves the book, and in the end it is very, very funny.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Terry Ravenscroft. Comic Genius. 27 Feb 2014
By M. G. Chisholm TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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I think I may have read all of Terry Ravenscroft's books starting with Stairlift to Heaven - possibly the funniest book ever written and he has maintained his form in this book.

The nearest he has done to this is Captains Day about golf which is also side splittingly funny even if you don't play. In the same way It's Not Cricket needs no prior knowledge of the game to find it highly amusing.

What I like about Ravenscroft is that he is a bit rude. Now, not in the offensive way that most of the so called comics are today on TV, but more targeted. The use of four letter swear words is held to a minimum but when used they are like a rapier of wit. When the local trollop uses her charms on our hero, Ravenscroft manages to turn sex into something so funny I could not help myself but laugh out loud.

In a nutshell we have here a book of rare genius. It will make you laugh out loud and not many books can do that. Just keep it away from the younger children in your family.
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