Cricket's Strangest Matches (Strangest Series) Paperback – 7 Sep 1999
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About the Author
Sports fanatic, journalist and inveterate chronicler of the weird, Andrew Ward is the author of Football's Strangest Matches, Cricket's Strangest Matches, Golf's Strangest Rounds, Bridge's Strangest Games and Horse Racing's Strangest Races.
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Top Customer Reviews
-Some of these matches are so famous that it's difficult to say anything new about them.
-The editing and proof-reading are dreadfully slipshod. This applies not only to the main text, but also to the scorecards reproduced. Those of us who love cricket stats love accuracy to detail (probably for deep dark psychological reasons) and it just gets plain annoying to meet a glaring error on nearly every page.
This is not a bad stocking-filler for a cricket buff, but it's definitely not up to Wisden standard.
In terms of what constitutes strange... there's the obvious ones such as biggest score, fastest score, biggest victory etc, but there's also games where all players have the same name, a 40-man farmer team, a smokers v non-smokers game. For me, I wasn't too interested in the strange ones but I did like the stories about the games which made the history of the game - eg. the timeless tests when players had to finish to get the boat home etc.
It's not up there with Wisden but enjoyable nevertheless.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book was a gift for a teenage cricketer. Seemed happy with it.Published 8 months ago by Judith Cain
This is for a xmas present. I am sure the person will love itPublished 9 months ago by mark bingham