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The Guide to Real Village Cricket - Robert Holles

Harrap, 1983, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ a little sunned at the margins, boards similarly so but more heavily faded. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text bright and tight.

Illustrated with line drawings. From the cover: “Village cricket is the pure and original manifestation odour national sport. All other forms of the game such as Test and County cricket are mere offshoots. Whereas County wickets are flat and close-cropped, village wickets are undulating, studded with holes and weeds and heavily grassed. While first-class umpires try to observe the laws of cricket, village cricket umpires make their decisions in a more arbitrary and, from the point of view of the sides they represent, more sensible fashion. This book will delight and enchant every village cricketer long after the pads and gloves have been put into winter storage.”


Illustrated by Roy Raymonde. Foreword or introduction by Trevor Bailey. Size: 8" x 7¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 96 pages.
£10.50