The Cricket Watcher Journal lists the cricket books on his shelf right now. It’s a good selection, featuring the classic Beyond A Boundary, which partially inspired my own modest effort here. There’s also a Sunil Gavaskar autobiography and something about Sachin Tendulkar.
I’m not much of a cricket reader (other than what’s on the blogs and Cricinfo, of course), but I do have two books on my crick-lit wish-list: first, Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland, a post-9/11 novel and a history of cricket (and immigration) in New York City. It received extraordinarily good reviews when it came out in the States and I’ve wanted a copy ever since.
Then, there’s Wodehouse at the Wicket, a collection of P.G. Wodehouse stories about cricket. It’s ridiculously over-priced, which is why I haven’t bought it yet, but I secretly bet it’s worth it. You can find at least one Wodehouse cricket story, “Now, Talking About Cricket,” online for free.