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Young Wisden: A New Fan's Guide to Cricket Hardcover – 1 Oct 2007


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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd (1 Oct. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0713687193
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713687194
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1.3 x 28 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 269,472 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Any boy or girl who is showing an interest in cricket and likes reading should be pushed in the direction of this book.' -- Simon Lister, Wisden Cricketer, November 2007

"If you're a cricket-mad parent and want to get your child as passionate about the game as you are, save yourself a lot of time and probably fruitless effort and instead let Tim de Lisle do the business for you. He and his book are much more likely to succeed." -- Tony Hodson, Sport, 12 October 2007

"This is the book the game has needed for far too long... Buy it for someone you want to infect." -- Rob Steen, Cricinfo.com, October 13, 2007

'A comprehensive introduction to cricket for young or new fans.'
-- Good Book Guide

'If you're a cricket-mad parent and want to get your child(boy or girl) as passionate about cricket as you are, save yourself a lot of time...and let Tim de Lisle do the business for you. He and his book are much more likely to suceed - trust us.' -- Sport (Main)

'Incomparable really, different planet stuff. It is comprehensive without being bewildering, colourful but not showy, confident but never esoteric. It is also superbly designed.' -- Wisden Cricketer

'This is the book the game has needed for far too long. It is also a priceless example of dumbing-up. Buy it for someone you want to infect.'
-- Cricinfo.com (October 2007)

'Time de Lisle's 'Young Wisden' is a cracking idea. A guide to cricket for kids - when they can wrestle is from their parents' grasp, that is. Stats, laws and dates are all in here, but so are celebrated sledges, roly-poly captains and wacky wicket keepers.' -- Time Out

About the Author

Tim de Lisle is a former editor of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack and Wisden Cricket Monthly, where he won an Editor of the Year award. He is now rock critic of The Mail on Sunday, a feature writer for The Guardian and a columnist for Cricinfo.com. He is married with two children, aged 8 and 12.

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. S. Wilson on 6 Sept. 2009
Format: Hardcover
We bought this book when our son, 6 was gripped by the Ashes, he has had hours of pleasure from it and shared all sorts of information with us and his sisters (8 and 3). There is a lot of reading in it and I think would be suitable up to around 10 years old. The new version will be high on his birthday list I think.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Team Tyson on 28 Nov. 2011
Format: Paperback
This was a gift to our cricket mad 8 year old son. He has had hours of pleasure from it and it's helped me understand the world of cricket so that I'm not such a completely in the dark Mum and can enjoy a game of cricket with him now! It's without doubt his most favourite book in the world and he'd read it every night if I let him!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Sharron Garton on 28 Nov. 2011
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Excellent book for young cricketers/ cricket fans. Stats made fun. My son was bought this book as a birthdya present. It was so good that I purchased a copy for my nephew.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. A. M. Sekowska on 1 Aug. 2011
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I got this for my son who is a cricket and stats fan. He already had the 2007 version and wanted an updated version. He read it in about 5 minutes but enjoyed the new features and updated statistics on matches that he had seen/heard (like the Ashes 2009 and 2010/11).
I would recommend this book for its readability, interesting layout and features, but it is very similar to the 2007 one.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. John Davies on 13 April 2010
Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent publication for young cricket fans up to the age of 13. Colourful and full of facts, it easily absorbed my 10 years old relative for hours on end. I would recommend it as a suitable gift for youngsters who have an interest in the game, whether as players or spectators.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. B. Hanley on 9 Aug. 2010
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I bought this book for my 7-year-old son, although I admit I read it from cover to cover before he was allowed to get his hands on it! A sockingly good introduction for youngsters, and plenty of factoids also for the seasoned fans among us. My son loves it and has barely put it down: he's taken to jumping out at me at random moments to ask me quiz questions or to quote statistics at me. I've warned him off the bit where Tim suggests practising catches in the house, though ...

All in all I'd thoroughly recommend this for any kids interested in the game (boys or girls: Tim is one of the few writers to recognise that women's cricket exists, and my daughter will be reading the book in due course), both for the quality of the writing and for the design, which is visually very appealing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PJ Sturdee on 7 Jun. 2011
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My son - nearly 8 - loves this, really informative without being too childish yet not too hard for him to understand. Learnt a few things myself too!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs S on 14 July 2011
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Bought for a 11 year old boy's birthday present who has recently got into cricket. Lots of action photos and hot tips. Good value for money.
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