Slipless in Settle A Slow Turn Around Northern Cricket

by Harry Pearson

Sport

Slipless in Settle A Slow Turn Around Northern Cricket Synopsis

Slipless in Settle is a sentimental journey around club cricket in the north of England, a world far removed from the cliched lengthening-shadows-on-the-village-green image of the summer game. This is hardcore cricket played in former pit villages and mill towns, places with names that sound like 1930s comedians, places that look straight out of The League of Gentlemen, because they are where it was filmed. It is about the little clubs that have, down the years, produced some of the greatest players Britain has ever seen, and at one time spent a fortune on importing the biggest names in the international game to boost their battle for local supremacy. Slipless in Settle is a warm, affectionate and outrageously funny sporting odyssey in which Andrew Flintoff and Learie Constantine rub shoulders with Asbo-tag-wearing all-rounders, there's hot-pot pie and mushy peas at the tea bar, two types of mild in the clubhouse, and a batsman is banned for a month for wearing a fireman's helmet when going out to face Joel Garner ...

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ISBN: 9780349000107
Publication date: 08/07/2010
Publisher: Little, Brown an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780349000107
Publication date: 8th July 2010
Author: Harry Pearson
Publisher: Little, Brown an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Genres: Sport,
Categories: Cricket,

About Harry Pearson

Harry Pearson is a journalist and writer who contributes regularly to the GUARDIAN, GQ and WHEN SATURDAY COMES.

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