The Elements of Cricket: An Illustrated Guide to Bat, Ball and Field

by Jon Hotten

On Sale: 05/28/2020

The Elements of Cricket: An Illustrated Guide to Bat, Ball and Field

by Jon Hotten

On Sale: 05/28/2020

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About the Book

A beautifully illustrated journey through the history and evolution of cricket, from one of our greatest sports writers.

‘Hotten is not just good, he is one of the best’ Cricketer

The Elements of Cricket is a cricket book unlike any other published before, an extraordinary, eccentric guide and charming visual representation of the game, from the weather and wood that make it possible to the achievements of its greatest and most famous players.

The book is divided into the three parts that make up the fundamental elements of cricket: bat, ball and field. Their harmony produces cricket’s unique environment; their centuries’ long conflict provides its innovation, adaptability and vast psychological hinterland. These sections unite to map out in a completely original way the story of the sport that began as a country pursuit and is now followed by billions across the world.

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Critical Praise

Praise for <i>The Meaning of Cricket</i>:

‘A <b>beautifully written</b> meditation on the joys of summer’ Tom Holland <i>Evening Standard</i>, Book of the Year

‘Hotten is not just good, <b>he is one of the best</b>… He has the eye for a beautifully judged phrase’ <i>Cricketer</i>

‘Hotten has emerged as a worthy addition to the lineage of writers who adhere to C L R James’s aphorism: “What do they know of cricket who only cricket know?”… This will be <b>a worthy addition to any cricketing bookshelf</b>’ <i>New Statesman</i>

‘For those dreaming of summer, <i>The Meaning of Cricket</i> is <b>accessible, fun and elegantly written</b>’ Hilary Mantel, <i>New Statesman</i>, Book of the Year

‘Simultaneously <b>playful and packed with insight</b> … All cricketing life is here… Hotten’s writing is accessible and often moving’ <i>Observer</i>

‘Memory and meditation twirled into a lovesong: <b>Jon Hotten hits it out of the park</b>’ William Fiennes

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008328344
  • ISBN 10: 000832834X
  • Imprint: William Collins
  • On Sale: 05/28/2020
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price:29.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : SPORTS & RECREATION / Cricket
  • BISAC2 : HUMOR / Topic / Sports
  • BISAC3 : HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
  • BISAC4 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports

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