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The Wit of Cricket

The Wit of CricketCompiled by Barry Johnston
Paperback: 290 pages (27 May 2010)
Hodder & Stoughton; ISBN: 978-0007343096
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A bumper collection of the funniest anecdotes, jokes and stories from cricket’s best-loved personalities proves that cricket is a funny game – even when rain stops play!

Now you can read not only the most popular stories by five of the game’s all-time great characters – Richie Benaud, Dickie Bird, Henry Blofeld, Brian Johnston and Fred Trueman – but also the humour of modern players including Michael Atherton, Andrew Flintoff, Darren Gough, Kevin Pietersen, Shane Warne and many others.

Here are dozens of hilarious anecdotes about legendary Test cricketers such as Ian Botham, Geoffrey Boycott, Denis Compton, Michael Holding and Merv Hughes – not to mention broadcasting gaffes, sledging, short-sighted umpires and the first male streaker at Lord’s!