Madness of Cricket
By (author) Marcus Berkmann
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Rain Men by Marcus Berkmann
Book DescriptionThere are many cricket books, and they are all the same. 'Don't Tell Goochie', autobiographical insights of nights on the tiles in Delhi with Lambie and the boys; 'Fruit cake days', a celebrated humourist recalls 'ball' - related banter of yore; and Wisden, a deadly weapon when combined with a thermos flask. Rain Men is different. Like the moment the genius of Richie Benaud first revealed itself to you, it is a cricketing epiphany, a landmark in the literature of the game. Shining the light meter of reason into cricket's incomparable madness, Marcus Berkmann illuminates all the obsessions and disappointments that the dedicated fan and pathologically hopeful clubman suffers year after year - the ritual humiliation of England's middle order, the partially-sighted umpires, the battling average that reads more like a shoe size. As satisfying as a perfectly timed cover drive, and rather easier to come by, Rain Men offers essential justification for anyone who has ever run a team-mate out on purpose or secretly blubbed at a video of Botham's Ashes.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780349107424
(197mm x 133mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 4-Apr-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Marcus Berkmann
Spectator Book of Wit, Humour and Mischief, Hardback (August 2016)
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Set Phasers to Stun, Paperback (March 2016)
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Shed of One's Own, Paperback (June 2013)
A hilarious book about male midlife, from the inimitable humour of Marcus Berkmann
Ashes to Ashes, Paperback (May 2010)» View all books by Marcus Berkmann
* Marcus Berkmann's brilliant and hilarious account of the highs and lows (let's face it mainly lows) of watching Ashes cricket for 35 years
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Author Biography - Marcus Berkmann
Marcus Berkmann is the author of Zimmer Men (SBN 0 316 72838 1) the sequel to Rain Men. He writes regularly for the Oldie, Private Eye and The Spectator
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