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Slipless in Settle : A Slow Turn Around Northern Cricket,9780349000107

Slipless in Settle : A Slow Turn Around Northern Cricket

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ISBN13:

9780349000107

ISBN10:
0349000107
Media:
Trade Paper
Pub. Date:
4/13/2012
Publisher(s):
Little, Brown Book Group
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Summary

Slipless in Settle is a sentimental journey around club cricket in the north of England, a world far removed from the clich d lengthening-shadows-on-the-village-green image of the summer game. This is hardcore cricket played in former pit villages and mill towns, places with names that sound like 1930s comedians, places that look straight out of The League of Gentlemen, because they are where it was filmed. It is about the little clubs that have, down the years, produced some of the greatest players Britain has ever seen, and at one time spent a fortune on importing the biggest names in the international game to boost their battle for local supremacy.Slipless in Settle is a warm, affectionate and outrageously funny sporting odyssey in which Andrew Flintoff and Learie Constantine rub shoulders with Asbo-tag-wearing all-rounders, there's hot-pot pie and mushy peas at the tea bar, two types of mild in the clubhouse, and a batsman is banned for a month for wearing a fireman's helmet when going out to face Joel Garner . . .

Author Biography

Harry Pearson is a journalist and writer who contributes regularly to the GUARDIAN, GQ and WHEN SATURDAY COMES.


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