Cricket The Game of Life

Cricket  The Game of Life

Winner of the Cricket Writers' Club Book of the Year 2016 Shortlisted for the MCC Book of the Year Shortlisted for Cricket Book of the Year at the Sports Book Awards Scyld Berry draws on his experiences as a cricket writer of forty years to ...

Author: Scyld Berry

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473618572

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 432

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Winner of the Cricket Writers' Club Book of the Year 2016 Shortlisted for the MCC Book of the Year Shortlisted for Cricket Book of the Year at the Sports Book Awards Scyld Berry draws on his experiences as a cricket writer of forty years to produce new insights and unfamiliar historical angles on the game, along with moving reflections on episodes from his own life. The author covers a range of themes including cricket in different areas of the world, and abstract concepts such as language, numbers, ethics and psychology; Scyld Berry relishes the joys cricket provides and is convinced of the positive effect it can have in people's lives. Cricket: The Game of Life is an inspiring book that reminds readers why they love the game and prompts them to look at it in a new way.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Life is a Game of Cricket

Life is a Game of Cricket

Through this book, they can learn how to aim for a century in their studies, just like they do in cricket! “Life’s unexpected bouncers may catch you off guard sometimes but if you don’t give up, it will teach you how to duck it and ...

Author: Abhiram

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9781645872757

Category: Self-Help

Page: 56

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Why cricket? Two reasons. The first is that I have seen many students in my country like to play cricket. Second is their mindset where they feel very happy to play but not to study. As a student of life, I love cricket; I believe if things are related to cricket, students can understand easily. Through this book, they can learn how to aim for a century in their studies, just like they do in cricket! “Life’s unexpected bouncers may catch you off guard sometimes but if you don’t give up, it will teach you how to duck it and will enable you to hook to bouncers to your wish.” - Sandeep Satyanarayana “This book is a valuable gift and an eye opener for Students of all ages.” - Savyasachi G K “First I appreciated Abhiram for his suggestions to students to motivate themselves, Author tried to explains the common mistakes done by students, How to avoid those mistakes through cricket game, it’s a new approach to change the students thoughts.” - Ananda K “Personally I would feel this book as realization point for better reframing of our own life.. with the simple cricket game and it’s terminologies the ups and downs of an individual life has been described in a perfect way with superb quotes which are eye opener.. Overall this book redefines an individual’s life... Great work buddy... All the very best” - Ramya Ramesh “What a mind refresher book written by Abhiram. Within a certain period of time, he has realized the value of life and clearly picturize the example of cricket into life. This is definitely a must read book for students in order to boost their confidence.” - Nagabharana H R
Categories: Self-Help

Pierce Egan s Book of Sports and Mirror of Life

Pierce Egan s Book of Sports  and Mirror of Life

A similar game , in Let us join in the praise of the bat and the wicket , which women as well as men partake , is a And sing in full chorus the patrons of CRICKET . favorite amusement in Chili , and is there When we've play'd our last ...

Author: Pierce Egan

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590330187

Category: Amusements

Page: 426

View: 559

Categories: Amusements

The Shorter Wisden 2016

The Shorter Wisden 2016

I liked it the most until the postman delivered Cricket, The Game of Life. The publishers should have cut the superfluous subtitle – Every reason to celebrate. Of course Berry, a former editor of this parish, regards cricket as ...

Author: Lawrence Booth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472935229

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1584

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The Shorter Wisden is a compelling distillation of what's best in its bigger brother. Available from all major eBook retailers, Wisden's digital version includes the influential Notes by the Editor, all the front-of-book articles, reviews, obituaries and all England's Tests from the 2015 season.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Cricket s Changing Ethos

Cricket s Changing Ethos

In Cricket and national identity in the postcolonial age, ed. ... Soaps, serials and the Cpi(M), cricket beat them all: Cricket and television in contemporary India. ... Cricket: The game of life: Every reason to celebrate.

Author: Jon Gemmell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319763392

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 307

View: 170

This book examines historically how cricket was codified out of its variant folk-forms and then marketed with certain lessons sought to reinforce the values of a declining landed interest. It goes on to show how such values were then adapted as part of the imperial experiment and were eventually rejected and replaced with an ethos that better reflected the interests of new dominant elites. The work examines the impact of globalisation and marketization on cricket and analyses the shift from an English dominance, on a sport that is ever-increasingly being shaped by Asian forces. The book’s distinctiveness lies in trying to decode the spirit of the game, outlining a set of actual characteristics rather than a vague sense of values. An historical analysis shows how imperialism, nationalism, commercialism and globalisation have shaped and adapted these characteristics. As such it will be of interest to students and scholars of sport sociology, post-colonialism, globalisation as well as those with an interest in the game of cricket and sport more generally.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Sport Globalisation and Identity

Sport  Globalisation and Identity

Cricket: The Game of Life. London: Hodder and Stoughton. Burdsey, D. (2007). British Asians and Football: Culture, Identity, Exclusion. Abingdon: Routledge. Collins, T. (2006). Rugby League in the Twentieth Century. Abingdon: Routledge.

Author: Jim O'Brien

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000196337

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

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Sport can be a vehicle for the expression of identity, and also a factor in the shaping of identity. This book explores the complex interrelationships between nations, regions and states in the landscape of contemporary international sport, with a particular focus on identity. Exploring important themes such as the geopolitics of sports events, contested identities, and ownership of sport and its impact on sporting cultures, the book presents contemporary and historical cases from around the world, including football in a divided Ireland; sport and the anti-Apartheid movement; Chinese sporting nationalism and soft power; and the role of sport media in the shaping of Catalan identity. This is an important resource for students and researchers working in Sports Studies, Sports Journalism, Sports Management Studies, Sports Marketing, Football Studies, Sport and Identity Studies, Sociology of Sport Studies, and Cultural Studies.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Pierce Egan s Book of Sports and Mirror of Life Embracing the Turf the Chase the Ring and the Stage Interspersed with Original Memoirs of Sporting Men

Pierce Egan  s Book of Sports  and Mirror of Life Embracing the Turf  the Chase  the Ring and the Stage Interspersed with Original Memoirs of Sporting Men

A similar game , in Let us join in the praise of the bat and the wicket , which women as well as men partake , is a And sing in full chorus the patrons of CRICKET . favorite amusement in Chili , and is there When we've play'd our last ...

Author: Pierce Egan

Publisher:

ISBN: IBNF:CF000639473

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Page: 414

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Stroke of Genius

Stroke of Genius

Barbour, E. P., The Making of a Cricketer, Sydney & Melbourne Publishing Company, Sydney, 1926 Barnes, A. R, ... F. S., Cricket Highways and Byways, George Allen & Unwin, London, 1927 Berry, Scyld, Cricket: The Game of Life, ...

Author: Gideon Haigh

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471146817

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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‘The year’s best cricket book’ Daily Telegraph ‘Well researched and engagingly written, this exemplary work reveals a hidden history…superbly told story’ Sunday Times ‘Easily the cricket book of the year, of the century…It extends the possibility of cricket-writing-as-literature’ Suresh Menon, The Hindu It is arguably the most famous photograph in the history of cricket. In George Beldam's picture, Victor Trumper is caught in mid stroke, the personification of cricketing grace, skill and power, about to hit the ball long and hard. Yet this image, 'Jumping Out', is important not only because of who it depicts, but also what it illustrates about the changing nature of the game and how it has been seen. Now, in Gideon Haigh's brilliant new book, Stroke of Genius, we learn not only about the man in the picture but also the iconography of Trumper's powerful position in cricket's mythology. For many, Australian batsman Trumper was the greatest ever. Neville Cardus wrote: 'I have never yet met a cricketer who, having seen and played with Victor Trumper, did not describe him without doubt or hesitation as the most accomplished of all batsmen of his acquaintance.' Like Lionel Messi or Roger Federer today, he defied the obvious bounds of affiliation. Unlike the current generation of sporting stars, however, there were no memoirs or papers, very few interviews, no action footage - even his date of birth is a matter of debate and conjecture. What isn't in doubt, though, is the impact he had on the game and on his nation. Haigh reveals how Trumper, and 'Jumping Out', helped to change cricket from the Victorian era of static imagery to something much more dynamic, modern and compelling. As such, Trumper helped not only transform cricket but even the way his country viewed itself.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Cricketing Lives

Cricketing Lives

Ibid. Malies, 'Mighty man of parts'. Scyld Berry, Cricket: The Game of Life (London, 2015), p. 135. Ibid. Batchelor, The Book of Cricket, pp. 28–9. Martin Williamson, 'Ranji and racism', www.espncricinfo.com, 20 23 24 25 October 2007.

Author: Richard H. Thomas

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781789143720

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

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Cricket is defined by the characters who have played it, watched it, reported it, ruled upon it, ruined it, and rejoiced in it. Humorous and deeply affectionate, Cricketing Lives tells the story of the world’s greatest and most incomprehensible game through those who have shaped it, from the rustic contests of eighteenth-century England to the spectacle of the Indian Premier League. It’s about W. G. Grace and his eye for a pound; Charles Burgess Fry and his flirtation with Albania; the invincible Viv Richards; and Sarah Taylor, “the best wicketkeeper in the world . . . male or female.” Paying homage, too, to the game’s great writers, Richard Thomas steers a course through the despair of war, tactical controversies, and internecine politics to reveal how cricket has always stormed back to warm our hearts like nothing else can.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

It s All in the Game

It s All in the Game

As such , in the infinite game of life , the players are vulnerable because , taking a self - consciously fluid attitude , they are always open to change and , therefore , rejuvenation.27 Clearly , cricket and soccer are finite games .

Author: Allan C. Hutchinson

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822324288

Category: Law

Page: 404

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DIVThe author argues for an understanding of judging that rejects foundationalism (the effort to ground legal thought on something), attempts to carve out a "middle way" between formalist and the political visions of law, and offers a reconceptual/div
Categories: Law