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The Meaning Of Cricket - Jon Hotten

The Meaning Of Cricket

Jon Hotten, also known as the author of the Old Batsman blog, explores why it is that cricket does strange things to you in 'The Meaning Of Cricket'.

At the very highest level, surviving a delivery bowled at up to 100 miles per hour pushes professionals to the limits, yet the abiding image of the game is of a more tranquil scene played out at village greens around the country during the summer.

Uniquely, cricket is a team sport depending almost entirely on individual performance, and in this book Hotten blends legends of the game from Sir Viv Richards to Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting and Kevin Pietersen with his personal story, showing just how much of an impact the game can have on one person's life.


Jon Hotten has been called ‘one of the best cricket writers on earth’ by All Out Cricket magazine. He is the writer behind the popular The Old Batsman blog, which counts Gideon Haigh and Mike Atherton among its readers.

He also writes about the game for the Guardian, the Nightwatchman, Wisden’s quarterly magazine, and  ESPN Cricinfo. He is the author of Muscle and The Years of the Lotus.


Publication date: 7 July 2016

Publisher: Yellow Jersey Press

Price: £12.99

Format: Hardback & Ebook

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