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Playfair Cricket Annual 2013 [Paperback]

Ian Marshall
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11 April 2013 Playfair Cricket Annual

o Coverage of the 2012 season, including the LV= County Championship, Clydesdale Bank 40 and the Friends Life t20

o Detailed register of all current first-class county players and umpires, including career bests in international Twenty20 matches

o County records and 2012 first-class averages

o Current county players' first-class and List A limited-overs career records

o Test match scores and averages (March 2012-February 2013)

o Women's Test match and limited-overs international records

o Register of probable New Zealand and Australian touring teams and series records

o Review of Twenty20 World Cup, IPL and Champions League Twenty20

o 2013 fixtures, including 2nd XI and Minor Counties


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Product details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Headline; 66 edition (11 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 075538752X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755387526
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 10 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 118,372 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

The cricket world's bestselling pocket annual. The indispensable guide to the season.

About the Author

Ian Marshall published sports books for more than 20 years, including 15 editions of the Playfair Cricket Annual, before going on to write books himself. He regularly plays cricket during the summer, and has toured India, Sri Lanka and Africa.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Cricket Companion For Enthusiasts. 11 April 2013
By ACB (swansea) TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
This annual edition is a must for a cricket follower, whether armchair (warm) or more bracefully risking the elements. Like tea and toast, this blends with the ultimate game. I feel sorry for the reviewer who bought this on Kindle as I cannot imagine trying to find at fingertips the necessary information on a cricketer or county. Viewing matches or wanting quick information, the paperback is ideal. Even worse would be Wisden on e-book. This slips alongside the flask, into the pocket or wherever. A marvellous book that continues to be superb value for money with a mine of information. If you love cricket, the best of sport for me, this is for you. Price of a pint or two to enjoy with it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars All round 8 July 2013
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This little book has everything you need to drive your wife crazy. When you are sitting in the bubble watching cricket and she comes into the room and asks a question you can pick up the book and start to answer with a cornucopia of data. She goes away quickly and you can get back to watching the cricket.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cricket Annual 11 May 2013
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Keeps it's simple easy to read and assimilate format. Is consistent each year with no introduction of gimmicks found in other publications!!
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1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT GET THE KINDLE EDITION! 11 April 2013
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It's taken me five minutes to discover that this book is hopelessly adapted to Kindle. The pages of statistics and fixtures, the basic raison d'etre for this annual, are unreadably faint and do not respond to changes in font size. The main market for this book is followers of county cricket - you want to be able to quickly look up the details for the teams of the particular match you are watching. However, you cannot navigate directly to a particular county's section - you either have to do a word search or scroll through all the pages in the county section. Unfortunately I will now have to return this and get it in print format as I usually find this book an invaluable adjunct to the cricket season. Do not make my mistake!
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's what you expect 20 Feb 2014
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I have every Playfair Cricket Annual from 1963 to 2013. Nothing unexpected then this year, but it remains completely essential.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Poor Man's Wisden 21 Jan 2014
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I've bought annually and kept every edition barring the first two. Gives the cricket fan all of the basic statistical information one needs plus mini-career records of current players and fixture lists. Compact and still pocketable.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cricket Annual 27 Dec 2013
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It is what I have come to expect and that is why I order it so I might continue my collection
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4.0 out of 5 stars As Good As Ever 21 Dec 2013
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Contains all the statistics required when looking back on the past season. Essential information on the current season is also clear.
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