* A compelling collection of the great moments in cricket history that epitomise the best of the game.; * Spanning the globe, featuring cricketers from all the major playing nations and covering moments from the Ashes in the nineteenth century to the IPL in the twenty-first.; * Featuring contribution from legendary cricketing names past and present including: Sir Ian Botham, Ricky Ponting, Richie Benaud, Duncan Fletcher, Dickie Bird and many more.; * Ideal for the armchair cricket fan.
Rob Smyth is an experienced cricket journalist who writes for The Guardian, Wisden Cricketer, The Economist and many other newspapers and magazines. The Spirit of Cricket is his first book.
'A warming read, littered with the wit and knowledge that make Smyth such a magnetic writer.' Cricinfo.com 'Smyth's love of the game shines out from every page.' The Irish Times 'his book combines an encyclopaedic knowledge of cricket matches, anecdotes and facts with delicious turns of phrase.' The Guardian