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Cricket On The Brain Bernard Hollowood

Cricket On The Brain - Bernard Hollowood

The Sportsmans Book Club, 1972, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little wrinkled at the edges.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Cricket on the Brain is a book of cricket memories and ideas by Bernard Hollowood. As a former batsman, close field and captain in Staffordshire league and Minor Counties cricket, later a successful bowler in southern club cricket, student of the game, editor of Punch, humorous artist and one who genuinely has ‘cricket on the brain’, he was admirably fitted to write it: indeed the only surprise is that he did not do so before.

It is a book of original and well argued points of view, some superb prejudices, rich humour, pertinent anecdote, acute perception, and true enthusiasm. The chapter on S. F. Barnes ought one day to be expanded into a book; nothing better has been written about that great bowler — and the two drawings of him are genuinely funny. This is one of the best books ever written about cricket.”

Size: 8¾" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.