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English cricket unmasked.,
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This review is from: A Lot of Hard Yakka: Triumph and Torment - A County Cricketer's Life (Paperback)
A lot of hard yakka? Certainly not reading this wonderful book. Simon Hughes' dissection of English county cricket is actue, informed and funny. Like all good autobiography, Hughes is not shy about his own foibles, be they on the field of play or at the more dangerous sport of marriage. He has a natural facility for great stories, delivered at a brisk fast-medium. Haynes' two sixes, the second landing before the first, and the arrival of a muppet at the wicket are simply hilarious. The serious thoughts on the parlous state of country cricket are told wisely and sensibly too. Any cricket lover will finish this book at one sitting: even marginal cricket fans will be bemused and charmed. Get it.
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