He named his top ten books on cricket for the Guardian. One title on the list:
Arm-ball to Zooter, by Lawrence BoothRead about another book on the list.
An entry-level guide for the uninitiated and a source of mirth and trivia for the diehards. It'll give you the basics, demystify the slang and shower you with useless but fascinating information. There are entries on Albania, John Travolta and the revelation that the first ever Test match was played between America and Canada in the 1800s. True fact.