Saturday, May 05, 2012

Ten notable books on cricket

Shehan Karunatilaka's novel Chinaman: the Legend of Pradeep Mathew won the 2012 DSC prize for South Asian Literature and is shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer's Prize.

He named his top ten books on cricket for the Guardian. One title on the list:
Arm-ball to Zooter, by Lawrence Booth

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.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue