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5.0 out of 5 stars Twirlymen
This is a fascinating book which brings to life the often-forgotten world of medium-pace bowling. The early chapters, on the likes of Barnes and Lohmann, are particularly interesting, with the author looking in detail at the origins of overarm bowling and the techniques and innovations developed during the Victorian-Edwardian era. My one gripe is that too many bowlers...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Style over substance
You'll probably enjoy reading this book because Harry Pearson writes well. But it isn't his finest hour and reads like a publisher's attempt to churn out another book for a profitable author.
The biggest problem is lack of focus. "Trundler" and "dobber" are used time and again to define the bowlers covered by the book, yet many of those you'll read about were far too...
Published 14 months ago by Slow Lorris


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5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect companion for the lazy days of Summer, 7 July 2013
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Mrs. C. L. Seheult "Carole" (Durham, Uk) - See all my reviews
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Knowledgable and laced with Harry's hallmark dry wit. One to send to my cricket loving cousins as well as enjoy myslf
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5.0 out of 5 stars perfect holiday reading, 12 Jun 2013
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A lovely informative, and gently humorous trip down memory lane, that will get you reaching for your cricket encyclopedias to research heroes now forgotten. The tone is exactly right, and the descriptions of the trundlers of my era-60s onwards-evocative. Deserves a place on any cricket lover's bookshelf.
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5.0 out of 5 stars cool book, 19 May 2013
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I really enjoyed this book and found it both informative and funny.It takes an interesting line on medium pacers and admit it fills a hole in my cricket library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 26 July 2014
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4.0 out of 5 stars Amusing, informative and beautifully written, 30 Oct 2013
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Amusing, informative and well written: Trundlers is not quite in the class of Pearson's Slipless in Settle, but highly recommended for those who wish to find out more about cricket's history or to refresh that in an entertaining manner for those who are already knowledgeable.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fame at last, 22 Aug 2013
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Harry Pearson rarely disappoints those who like cricket, and the game's more unusual characters, and here he turns his verbal spotlight on some of the less famous bowlers. Not the men who come charging in to bowl at the speed of light, nor the magical men who have a very shorty run and every kind of spinning perplexity . . . but the honest, steady, routine bowlers . . . the trundlers, in other words, without whom no team is complete. Pearson, as ever, finds ample humour to leaven his story.
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