A batsman's bat breaks in half mid-shot. He trips on the piece of broken blade, knocking it back into the stumps. Is he out hit wicket? At Canterbury (in the old days, before the big tree died) a ball strikes the upper branches and leaves of the tree but still clears the boundary. What do you signal? A batsman is struck on the helmet. Dazed, he walks into his stumps. The fielding team appeal. What do you decide? Paul Trevillion, Europe's foremost sports illustrator, has teamed up with ex-professional cricket and test umpire John Holder to produce this entertaining and informative guide to the laws of cricket. Based on the hugely popular Observer comic strip and embellished with anecdotes from John Holder's thirty-five years in top class cricket, this book is a treasure trove for all fans of this beautiful, compelling—sometimes frustrating—game.
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Paul Trevillion is the author of more than twenty books. He is perhaps best known for his work on Roy of the Rovers in the 1960s, and his work is avidly collected by sporting professionals and fans alike. John Holder played for Hampshire 1968-72 and has stood as umpire in eleven test matches and nineteen one-day internationals.Review:
"It is an utter joy ... this book is informative, contemporary and, most of all, a thing of timeless beauty" All Out Cricket
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