By Michael Rundell
Do you know?
- the adaptation among a chinaman and a doosra?
- the place to discover cow nook, the V, and the hall of uncertainty?
- what Nelson, Merlyn and Michelle have to do with cricket?
- the way to get a ball to reverse-swing, or how the Duckworth/Lewis method works?
- the foundation of yorker, googly, and third man?
The Wisden Dictionary of Cricket is the definitive consultant to the noble video game. This totally up-to-date 3rd variation is not just an A-Z consultant to all issues cricket, it's also illustrations displaying positions and approach, and quotations from cricket literature around the world - from 18th century fit stories correct as much as the Darrell Hair affair.
It will attract somebody with an curiosity within the online game - from the professional aficionado to the youngest new recruit. If you've ever questioned why a batsman can count on a jaffa on a bunsen, or easy methods to move aerial whilst you're on a shirtfront? this can be the e-book for you.
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Extra resources for The Wisden Dictionary of Cricket
Nyren (1833 in HM, p 41) warned that roundarm bowling would reduce ‘the elegant and scientific game of Cricket’ to ‘a mere exhibition of rough, coarse horseplay’, but neither the protestations of ex-players nor the attempts at preventive legislation (first in 1816, again in 1828) could halt its advance. The authorities finally capitulated in 1835, with a law that allowed the bowler’s hand to be raised as high as the shoulder. In fact, however, this could only be a temporary solution. It was already clear to many that the effectiveness of the straight-arm delivery was greatly enhanced if the arm was raised above the level of the shoulder, so that, once roundarm bowling had been legalised, the transition to a modern-style overarm delivery was only a matter of time.
Cap n 1. a notional award, in respect of a place in a particular team, made to a player each time he is selected to play for that team: ‘Bob Taylor, in his 23rd season, maintained his remarkable consistency and won his 50th England cap during the series against New Zealand’ (Wisden 1984, p 341). fm Page 30 Tuesday, September 19, 2006 9:27 AM captain 30 ‘Australian selectors must take the plunge and hand Sydneysider Phil Jaques his first Test cap if Justin Langer is unfit for the Boxing Day Test at MCG’ (Robert Craddock, Herald Sun (Australia), 19 December 2005).
Wodehouse, Report on Dulwich v. St Paul’s, 1939). ’ (Larwood 1933, p 151). cap n 1. a notional award, in respect of a place in a particular team, made to a player each time he is selected to play for that team: ‘Bob Taylor, in his 23rd season, maintained his remarkable consistency and won his 50th England cap during the series against New Zealand’ (Wisden 1984, p 341). fm Page 30 Tuesday, September 19, 2006 9:27 AM captain 30 ‘Australian selectors must take the plunge and hand Sydneysider Phil Jaques his first Test cap if Justin Langer is unfit for the Boxing Day Test at MCG’ (Robert Craddock, Herald Sun (Australia), 19 December 2005).