Cricket Books

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.

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5 thoughts on “Cricket Books

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  2. I’m part-way through Netherland at the moment, but it is on hold while I read through some old books from the 50s that I have. And my copy of Wisden will be arriving any day now!

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  4. Soulberry says:

    Wodehouse cricket stories are fun. I have the series with me. Excellent!

    Somehow I am unable to find Netherland on the shelves…

    Thanks for the mention.

  5. […] I mentioned O’Neill’s book — a wonderful examination of immigrant identity in post 9/11 New York City — in an earlier post. […]

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