The Language of Cricket

The language of CricketSeen as the prime source for the terms of the game, the wry-humoured companion to the terms of the game for those either stumped or caught in two-man’s-land, the book also has a foreword which traces the origins of the game to Flanders.  Since then, new evidence has confirmed the Flemish beginnings through a combination of etymology, geography, and history.

The Language of Cricket, Carcanet Press, 1997.  Helps understand the recondite terms, seasoned with humour (‘What was the best way to play Lindwall, Sir Leonard?’ ‘From t’other end’).

£9.95 from Carcanet Press,, or Alliance House, 30 Cross St., Manchester M2 7AQ.

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