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Pundits From Pakistan

Ticket to write

Jul 19, 2008: Wide-eyed enthusiasm and plenty of off-field action in this old-school tour book that looks at one of the biggest cricket series of recent times

Simon Wilde

The Cricket War

The first rebels

Jul 12, 2008: Haigh's book is the definitive last word on the Packer affair

Rob Steen

Between Wickets

Golden oldies

Jul 5, 2008: Robinson's profiles of pre-war giants is a tonic for the soul

David Frith

Cricket Wallah

From dullness, splendour

Jun 28, 2008: The tour was pure drudgery, but at least it produced one of the finest tour books written

Suresh Menon

The Summer Game

The forgotten years

Jun 21, 2008: Contrary to popular perception, the 50s and 60s were not Australian cricket's wasteland decades

Mike Coward

Fred: Portrait of a Fast Bowler

Legend on legend

Jun 14, 2008: This biography captures Trueman at his peak, and the best of Arlott's writing as well

Simon Wilde

Tiger

Life of Bill

Jun 7, 2008: O'Reilly's autobiography is one of the most pleasant and perceptive around

Don Cameron

The Art of Cricket

Bradmanesque

May 31, 2008: Like his batting, the Don's book lacks flourishes, is exceedingly effective, and is easily the final word on cricket coaching

Suresh Menon

Bodyline Autopsy

Look back in equanimity

May 24, 2008: David Frith's history of cricket's most fractious series is exhaustive in its attention to detail

Rob Steen

A Corner of a Foreign Field

A cricket history of India

May 17, 2008: A work on the grand scale - ambitious, provocative, timely, and full of learning worn lightly

Gideon Haigh

Cricket Prints

Crusoe's portraits

May 10, 2008: Robertson-Glasgow's sharp assessments of his contemporaries are still current

David Frith

Next Man In

Trifle pudding

May 3, 2008: Gerald Brodribb's study of cricket oddities looks at the game's laws through the prism of their background and provides both entertainment and information in the process

Suresh Menon

The Archie Jackson Story

The late lamented

Apr 26, 2008: Frith brings to life a man who was as much a hero to Australians as Bradman

Mike Coward

Brightly Fades the Don

Fingo's zenith

Apr 19, 2008: This account of one of the most chronicled tours ever ranks as Jack Fingleton's finest work

Don Cameron

Greg Chappell

Trough luck

Apr 12, 2008: An unflinching portrait of a career slump, from the days before burnout became a hot button

Rob Steen

Beyond a Boundary

Highly recommended

Apr 5, 2008: The book widely acknowledged as the finest ever written on the game

David Frith

Farewell to Cricket

History from the maker

Mar 29, 2008: A cricket life is usually the sum of its stories, and Bradman had some of the best

Gideon Haigh

Autobiography of an Unknown Cricketer

Notes from the middle

Mar 22, 2008: A memoir that gives the game the time, attention and moral seriousness it calls for

Gideon Haigh

The Art of Captaincy

Leading, by the book

Mar 15, 2008: Brearley's book stands apart from the few others on the subject for its authority, simplicity and range of personal examples

Suresh Menon

10 for 66 and All That

Life of Mailey

Mar 8, 2008: The story of the only Australian to take nine wickets in a Test innings, told in a rich fruitcake of a book

David Frith
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CPL chief executive Damien O'Donohoe talks about the league's plans to head north to the US and Canada

Taking a break from cricket

Nicholas Hogg: Sometimes you fall out of love with the game, but a return to it is nearly always inevitable

    An umpire nicknamed Blocker

One and Done: Fast bowler Paul Wilson's only Test for Australia was underwhelming, but his officiating career has made up somewhat

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The problem with the umpire's call

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