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Better than a pair of Beefy's underpants.,
This review is from: The Ashes According to Bumble (Hardcover)
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David Lloyd, aka "Bumble" has perhaps the most unique style of commentary on television, blending his own brand of gentle northern wit with anecdotes from years of experience as a player, umpire, coach and pundit.
This book is 8 chapters of genuinely funny and interesting stories relating to the history of ashes cricket, sprinkled with a liberal amount of relevant statistics. I could hear Bumble's voice in my head as I read and I found myself smiling most of the time as I turned the pages.
Chapter 9 is Lloyd's own selection of the best-mixed ashes team of all time.
Here I really disagreed with some of his picks, but that is all part of the immense joy that is cricket and it finishes the book perfectly.
I have lost count of the number of cricket books I have read over the years but this is one of the best.
Writing a funny book is difficult but Lloyd pulls it off.
Most of the stories were fresh and some of the stats obscure, which I personally prefer.
I recommend this book, it is better than a pair of Beefy's underpants.