And God Created Cricket Hardcover – 5 Jun 2009
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"Excellent and innovative" (Richie Benaud)
"The culture and history of the game are amusingly brought out in an enormously jolly book by one of our best cricket writers, Simon Hughes. Its very title - And God Created Cricket - appropriately echoes the near-religious fervour with which many of us regard, or used to regard, the game. With his usual combination of authority and wit, Mr Hughes guides us through all the great tales of the game, from the earliest days to the present: a story he characterises as our having invented the game, and others having learned swiftly how to beat us at it" (Simon Heffer Daily Telegraph)
"An appreciation of the past is more generally found among cricket devotees than those of any other sport, a fact understood perfectly by Simon Hughes in And God Created Cricket. Hughes takes us on a breathless tour through cricket history, the great players, personalities, matches and events. He never slackens pace or dwells on the dry details of the scoreboard; the next entertaining anecdote is always waiting in the next paragraph" (Richard Whitehead The Times)
"A lively romp through cricketing history... Hughes is a spirited and entertaining guide through the vicissitudes of God's own sport... brilliant and hilarious" (Jim White Daily Telegraph)
"Do we really need yet another history of cricket? Yes, if it's as perkily written as this. The former Middlesex quickie has strung the story of "the greatest game on earth" (his words, but we agree) together in entertaining, conversational manner, and he is as sound on players past as present and acute on some of today's greats... A fresh trip down a well-trodden path" (Simon Redfern Independent on Sunday) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
The definitive history of English cricket told in typically irreverent fashion by the William Hill Award-winning author of A Lot of Hard Yakka.See all Product description
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on 2 February 2013
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
Not being a great fan of cricket myself, this book was bought as a present for a cricket barmy friend of ours. What he does not know about the game could be writ large on the back of a postage stamp! To our pleasant surprise he said that he had not read the book before and having read it volunteered that he enjoyed it very much indeed. Job done!
on 10 June 2009
This is an outstanding book, perhaps his best yet - a bit like his bowling ; pacy, incisive, slightly unpredictable and mostly pretty accurate. It's also funny ( a characteristic which Viv Richards might say his bowling also shared). Any cricket-lover is bound to enjoy it - make a good birthday or Christmas present !
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Found for a quid in a charity shop, so not on Amazon, but had to post it here. A terrific romp through 300 years of cricket history, from visionary mavericks lighting up the game...Read more
Hughes writes in typical witty manner. Hugely enjoyable. If you want a light, understandable history of the game look no further
Excellent book if you can steer away from Mr Hughes cringe worthy puns and attempts at humour.