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The team's on tour and anything that can go wrong. . . will! Bob Cattell's cricketing capers are enough to keep any fan happy for\hours - even OUT of season! A cricketing tour of the sunny Caribbean is the perfect combo for the Glory Gardens team. But with the cricket hard and fast, true West Indian-style, the red-hot heat AND certain members of the team treating it as a non-stop food fest. . . it looks like this time the team might have bitten off more than they can chew!
Freddie Chase is a good football player with one major flaw: He's afraid to tackle. He tries hard to cover up his fear, but soon Coach Sears and the other Sandpipers know all about it. The team is fighting to finish the season at the top of the league, but how can they hope to succeed when one of their players lets the opposition run right by him? Coach Sears has no choice but to take Freddie out of the lineup. Now it's up to Freddie to earn his way back onto the starting team. But can he overcome his fear?
John and Gerry have always been friends, brought together by their passion for football. Then Gerry's dad loses his job and everything turns sour. The two boys had always steered clear of the gangs at school, but Gerry gets drawn in and now he and John find themselves standing on opposite sides. Set in a tough inner city Liverpool estate, this story is about friendships, rivalries and survival played out at school and on the football fields.
This is the first in a series of footballing stories. Rob Childs is also the author of the Big series of stories, and Soccer at Sandford and Sandford on Tour.
It really doesn't look like being Hooker's season. Not only does he spend the first match of the league suffering a dropped-catch jinx but now there' civil war in the team over the selections. Sometimes captaining the GLORY GARDENS Cricket Team isn't the fun you might think. It's not the matches that prove the most trouble for poor Hooker - it's the infighting. He has one solution that might work. but making Ohbert captain in his place? That's not strategy - that's suicide.
GLORY GARDENS C.C. can't resist a challenge and this time they're going for gold in a World Cup competition! with teams from Barbados and South Africa visiting the area at the same time, it's a brilliant opportunity for the club to make its mark worldwide. It's not long before the thrills and spills of cricket spark off sporting drama, temper tantrums and practical jokes. So as Australia do battle with the West Indies and South Africa face India, can Glory Gardens rise above the squabbling and bring glory for England...?
A terrific football treble from the master of soccer fiction: THE BIG GAME Keen young footballer Andrew Weston is sure that his skills in defence will help the school team win every match. Until he discovers who their first opponents are...THE BIG MATCH A dream comes true for Chris Weston when he is picked to stand in for the school team's regular goalkeeper for a vital cup game. THE BIG PRIZE Chris Weston is going to be the mascot for the local football league club for their next F.A. Cup match! Then disaster strikes...
Hooker, Azzie, Erica and the rest all play cricket in their spare time, but they've never taken it very seriously until now. Kiddo, one of their school teachers, suggests they form an official team and play proper matches - and Glory Gardens C.C. is formed. Hooker, as captain, soon finds out that cricket teams weren't built in a day: some players squabble, some can't catch, and some have tantrums and go home at half-time! So will Glory Gardens go all out for victory . . . or will they be out for a duck?
GLORY GARDENS C.C. are now in the North County Under Thirteen League, and the pressure is really on. Hooker, as captain, worries that the team won't be able to hold it together: arrogant Clive is always picking fights, Ohbert is still as useless as ever, and there are all the usual rows and injuries. But there's also Mack, the new player; the lucky mascot 'Gatting'; plus the whole team's unwavering determination to win against all the odds.
Sylvester's baseball has been so dismal that the coach has him warming the bench. So when Cheeko offers to show him a few pointers, he eagerly accepts his offer. But Sylvester can't help thinking there's something fishy about Cheeko.
Jose Mendez is the best fielder on the Peach Street Mudders baseball team. But that's not enough for him. He wants to be a great batter, too, just like his father was when he played in the minor leagues. But every time Jose picks up the bat, disaster strikes. Will Jose ever be able to match his dad's .375 batting average? Or can he discover another way to be a hit with his father?
Passport to Reading Level 4 Newly independent readers will love this classic baseball story now illustrated in full color with brand new artwork! Mike has a special relationship with his dog, Harry. They can read each other's minds! Harry is able to help Mike out with tips about the opposing players on the baseball field, but Mike's having trouble with his pitches--and the buddies need to work together to save the game!