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Zimmer Men: The Trials and Tribulations of the Ageing Cricketer by [Berkmann, Marcus]
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4.6 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

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'Berkmann brings a lively and innovative mind to the great game.' -- Sunday Times, July 24, 2005

'Dazzingly entertaining ... by far the funniest book about cricket that I have ever read' -- Tom Fort, Sunday Telegraph, 26 June 2005

'This is a perfect, lazy, summer read ... it made me laugh until I dribbled' -- Simon Rose, Mail on Sunday, 10 July 2005

‘The Ashes series has been putting a smile on the faces of English cricket fans; this will do the same’ -- Independent, David Llewellyn, 12 September 2005

‘There is an effortless ring to his prose … which makes the act of reading him a real pleasure’ -- Wisden, August 2005

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The pains of the ageing cricketer revealed in the hilarious sequel to RAIN MEN (about the appalling Captain Scott Invitation XI - named after the model of heroic failure).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 527 KB
  • Print Length: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Abacus; New Ed edition (2 Dec. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004EHZPSC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #247,086 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By A Customer on 18 July 2005
Format: Hardcover
It is like some one has written my unauthorised biography and has gotten all the elements correct, changing names to protect the innocent.
This book is a fascinating journey through time, space and mid-off in the presence of few blokes you would be happy to share a pint of Ale or Merlot with, or more likely both.
A must read for any cricketer with more hope than talent, and an eloquent users guide for all those unfortunate widows left behind by the intrusion of cricket.
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Format: Paperback
Dispite this is one of the few books written about the "love it or hate it" game of cricket, it is fantastic.

As a player, I find myself agreeing with almost every word in this book, and the great detail of the fantastic games he has played and each of the players really makes you feel apart of his team.

Basically Berkmann is the captain of a Sunday cricket team who play friendlys throughout the British summertime that lasts for about 2 weeks (tends to be the time when you miss the games due to being on holiday), and its basically just facts and storys about his experiences in the game, and what has changed throughout his career.

He makes some very interesting and funny observations such has have you ever noticed that people are more inclined to take a 2 when the fielder hasn't got the correct kit?

Any Cricket fan would love this book, and most people who have any interest in any sport would enjoy it, I can't say how much of a good book this is!
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Format: Hardcover
It's even better than Rain Man (which was my favourite book of 1995). Funny, honest and surprisingly elegiacal. I urge you to buy this book.
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A sequel to 'Rain Men' unless there's more to come (Marcus)? For me 'Zimmer Men' surpasses the first book and I found regular laugh out loud moments interspersed throughout the book. The characters are so well depicted that the situations described come to life in the fullest of detail. This is a riotous tale and just when you think the best is over up pops another little gem. A great read, all but unputdownable.
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I read this twice as it was such fun. My grandson loves cricket so I thought I would come into his world. A brilliant observation of human nature and the obsession with trying to play a game every weekend.
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Zimmer Men is the perfect follow-up to the absolute classic that was Rain Men. If you havn't read either, buy them both today and be sure to read Rain Men first as Zimmer Men name-checks its predecessor several times and will increase both your understanding and enjoyment.
Anyone who enjoys a cool beer or a glass of wine whilst watching their live cricket will delight in these splendid books. I won't say any more, you really do need to read these books.
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Don't read this in public. I read it on the beach and people though I was mad - laughing out load (couldn't help it, honest). Gave copes to 4 of my friends for XMas, all thought it was terrific---buy it!
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Well worth a read really entertaining and touching, bought for hubbie who is an avid cricket fan, advise to read other books in series - a must for anyone who loves village cricket !
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