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Whether you’re a weekend cricketer or aspiring armchairexpert, Cricket For Dummies helps you make sense of thisfascinating sport. Not just a jargon busting guide tocricket’s laws, techniques and tactics, it also containsadvice on kitting yourself out and provides lessons on playing thegame and improving your batting, bowling and fielding skills. Forthe budding fan, there’s a guide to the greatest players, thememorable matches, and a tour through the cricketing scene –both domestic and international – giving you the knowledgeyou need to fully appreciate this special game.

This book has been updated for the Ashes 2009, featuringrevised information on new players, the Indian premier league,Stanford 20:20 and the latest coverage of past and futurecompetitions.

Julian Knight is a BBC journalist, writer, and cricketenthusiast. He is a former youth coach and captain, and has been aclub cricketer for over 20 years.
Consultant Editor Gary Palmer played first class cricket forten years with Somerset before becoming a professional coach.

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