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Cricket books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Cricket category. Presented with a red border are the Cricket books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Cricket books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!


Recently Published

Coming Back To Me The Autobiography of Marcus Trescothick by Marcus Trescothick Coming Back To Me The Autobiography of Marcus Trescothick

A true-life sporting memoir of one of the best batsman in the game who stunned the cricket world when he prematurely ended his own England career. Trescothick's brave and soul-baring account of his mental frailties opens the way to a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2018

A Little Bit of Cricket Wit Quips and Quotes for the Cricket-Obsessed by Tom Hay A Little Bit of Cricket Wit Quips and Quotes for the Cricket-Obsessed

`I am confident they play cricket in heaven. Wouldn't be heaven otherwise, would it?' Patrick Moore Bowl yourself over with this mini-collection of cricket humour - the very best quips and quotes for lovers of the gentleman's game.
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/02/2018

Cricket: A Political History of the Global Game, 1945-2017 by Stephen (Leeds Beckett University, UK) Wagg Cricket: A Political History of the Global Game, 1945-2017
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Cricket is an enduring paradox. On the one hand, it symbolises much that is outmoded: imperialism; a leisured elite; a rural, aristocratic Englishness. On the other, it endures as a global game and does so by skilful adaptation, trading partly...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/11/2017

The Times on the Ashes Covering Sport's Greatest Rivalry from 1877 to the Present Day by Mike Atherton The Times on the Ashes Covering Sport's Greatest Rivalry from 1877 to the Present Day

This unique book recaptures more than a century of the highs and lows of Ashes cricket through the pages of The Times and features some of the greatest writers in the history of cricket - John Woodcock, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, Alan...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/11/2017

The Cricketer Anthology of the Ashes by Huw Turbervill The Cricketer Anthology of the Ashes

Cricket's most prestigious magazine delivers its unique take on the sport's most cherished rivalry, the Ashes.
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

The Cricket War The Story of Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket by Gideon Haigh The Cricket War The Story of Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket

One of The Times' 50 Greatest Sports Books In May 1977, the cricket world awoke to discover that a thirty-nine-year-old Sydney Businessman called Kerry Packer had signed thirty-five elite international players for his own televised `World Series'. The Cricket War...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

The Official MCC Story of the Ashes by Bernard Whimpress The Official MCC Story of the Ashes

The Official MCC Story of the Ashes is the perfect way to celebrate cricket's most fiercely contested series. This latest edition, published in the lead-up to the 2017-18 Ashes series, includes a feature on the 2015 series in England which...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

The Pocket Ashes Guide by Barry Nicholls The Pocket Ashes Guide

All the great names are here ... Bradman, Chappell, Lillee, Marsh, Border, Waugh and Warne ... as well as overviews and stats of almost 70 cricket contests. Barry Nicholls' Pocket History of Cricket's Ashes Contests is bound to appeal to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Coming Soon

Lillee & Thommo The Deadly Pair's Reign of Terror by Ian Brayshaw Lillee & Thommo The Deadly Pair's Reign of Terror

Reign of Terror is the previously untold story of the combined devastating dominance of bowlers Jeff Thompson & Dennis Lillee. During the heyday of Australian cricket, the pair were unstoppable and feared by batsmen everywhere. In the years between 29...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2018

75 Years Of West Indies Cricket 1928-2003 by Ray Goble, Keith A. P. Sandiford 75 Years Of West Indies Cricket 1928-2003
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With more than 70 photographs, this comprehensive history of the first 75 years of West Indies cricket features the full first class record of all West Indian Test players. The authors show the organic growth of West Indies cricket, in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/03/2018

Wisden India Almanack 2018 by Suresh Menon Wisden India Almanack 2018

Wisden has grown through the years to embrace innovation and maintain its status as the most revered and cherished brand in cricket. The `Bible of Cricket', Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864. Wisden's Cricketers of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/03/2018

Remarkable Cricket Grounds by Brian Levison Remarkable Cricket Grounds

From a tidal strip of sand outside the Ship Inn at Elie, in Fife, to the monumental Melbourne Cricket Ground with its 100,000 capacity, this book features the extraordinary places and venues in which cricket is played.
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/03/2018

Ambassadors of Goodwill MCC tours 1946/47-1970/71 by Mark Peel Ambassadors of Goodwill MCC tours 1946/47-1970/71

Ambassadors of Goodwill: MCC Tours between 1946/47 and 1970/71 looks at the death of the amateur ideal in English cricket. It assesses the MCC's attempt to foster goodwill within the Empire/Commonwealth via long, formal overseas tours which increasingly came into...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2018

Playfair Cricket Annual 2018 by Ian Marshall Playfair Cricket Annual 2018

The world's bestselling cricket annual - now bigger than ever.The indispensable pocket guide to the cricket season.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2018

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2018 by Lawrence Booth Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2018

*Paperback edition* The most famous sports book in the world, Wisden has been published every year since 1864. Wisden 2018, the 155th edition, contains coverage of every first-class game in every cricket nation, and reports on all Test matches, ODIs...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/04/2018

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2018 by Lawrence Booth Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2018

*Large format edition* The most famous sports book in the world, Wisden has been published every year since 1864. Wisden 2018, the 155th edition, contains coverage of every first-class game in every cricket nation, and reports on all Test matches,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/04/2018

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2018 by Lawrence Booth Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2018

*Standard hardback edition* In this 155th edition of the Almanack, we celebrate England's spectacular win over India in the Women's Cricket World Cup. Anya Shrubsole helped to make history at Lord's and now she becomes the first woman to feature...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/04/2018

Cricket's Strangest Matches Extraordinary but true stories from over a century of cricket by Andrew Ward Cricket's Strangest Matches Extraordinary but true stories from over a century of cricket

Cricket's Strangest Tales is a fascinating collection of cricketing weirdness - and there's a lot of it to choose from! Within these pages you'll find a game that was played on ice, meet a plague of flying ants who failed...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/05/2018

Herding Cats The Art of Amateur Cricket Captaincy by Charlie Campbell Herding Cats The Art of Amateur Cricket Captaincy


Format: Paperback - Released: 17/05/2018

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Cricket without a Cause Fall and Rise of the Mighty West Indian Test Cricketers by Hilary McD Beckles Cricket without a Cause Fall and Rise of the Mighty West Indian Test Cricketers

The record of Windies international cricket performance is extraordinary. No other nation has dominated all three formats of international cricket - Test, ODIs and T20. Test teams in the last quarter of the 20th century seemed invincible. All competitors were...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Somerset Cricketers 1919-1939 by Stephen Hill, Barry Phillips Somerset Cricketers 1919-1939
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Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2017

Feeling is the Thing that Happens in 1000th of a Second A Season of Cricket Photographer Patrick Eagar: LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 by Christian Ryan Feeling is the Thing that Happens in 1000th of a Second A Season of Cricket Photographer Patrick Eagar: LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017

A book which centres on the most significant all-time figure in cricket words and pictures, photographer Patrick Eagar
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Gentlemen and Sledgers A History of the ashes in 100 Quotations by Rob Smyth Gentlemen and Sledgers A History of the ashes in 100 Quotations

The story of cricket's greatest rivalry, told through the tales behind 100 eclectic and entertaining quotations - from the birth of the Ashes in 1882 to the present day.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/08/2017

In Sunshine and in Shadow Geoff Cope and Yorkshire Cricket by Stephen Chalke In Sunshine and in Shadow Geoff Cope and Yorkshire Cricket

The story of the Yorkshire and England cricketer Geoff Cope.
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/07/2017

Cricket, Migration and Diasporic Communities by Thomas (Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK) Fletcher Cricket, Migration and Diasporic Communities
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Ever since different communities began processes of global migration, sport has been an integral feature in how we conceptualise and experience the notion of being part of a diaspora. Sport provides diasporic communities with a powerful means for creating transnational...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/06/2017

Following on In the Footsteps of Cricketing Fathers by James Buttler Following on In the Footsteps of Cricketing Fathers

What is it like to follow a famous father into top class sport? Through exclusive interviews with a large number of fathers and sons who had played professional cricket, Following On explores the multi-generational nature of cricket and examines the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017

Wisden at The Oval by Jon Surtees Wisden at The Oval

The Oval in Kennington, south London - with its instantly recognisable gasholders - is one of sport's most iconic and popular venues. It has played host to an array of blue-ribbon sporting events over the years, including the FA Cup...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017

Edging Towards Darkness The story of the last timeless Test by John Lazenby Edging Towards Darkness The story of the last timeless Test

Cricket matches didn't always top out at five days, regardless of a result or not - they used to be `timeless', with play continuing until one team won, no matter how many days that took. The last of these -...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017

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