Softball and Cricket
Coach's Guide to Game-Winning Softball Drills
Developing the Essential Skills in Every Player
Paperback ISBN: 0071485872
A treasury of two hundred fast-pitch softball drills by an Olympic medallist and American Softball Association Hall-of-Famer covers a wide range of needs, from hitting and pitching to fielding and base running, in a guide appropriate for youth-league and high-school teams. Original.
Complete Guide to Slowpitch Softball
Paperback ISBN: 0736094067
Hall of Famer Rainer Martens has been playing softball for over 45 years. He currently coaches and plays for the Florida Legends—winners of over 80 national championships in the last 20 years. Although many books focus on fastpitch softball, this is the first comprehensive guide for slowpitch softball played by more than 13 million in the U.S. Includes over 200 photos and a 45-minute DVD that presents demonstrations of offensive and defensive techniques and tactics. Original.
Complete Skills Cricket
Paperback ISBN: 1472919580
A clear, simple introduction to cricket skills for players aged 7-10.
The Cricket War
The Story of Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket
Paperback ISBN: 1472950631
One of The Times' 50 Greatest Sports Books In May 1977, the cricket world awoke to discover that a thirty-nine-year-old Sydney Businessman called Kerry Packer had signed thirty-five elite international players for his own televised 'World Series'. The Cricket War is the definitive account of the split that changed the game on the field and on the screen. In helmets, under lights, with white balls, and in coloured clothes, the outlaw armies of Ian Chappell, Tony Greig and Clive Lloyd fought a daily battle of survival. In boardrooms and courtrooms Packer and cricket's rulers fought a bitter war of nerves. A compelling account of the top-class sporting life, The Cricket War also gives a unique insight into the motives and methods of the man who became Australia's richest, and remained so, until the day he died. It was the end of cricket as we knew it
Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians
The On and Off the Field Story of Cricket in India and Beyond
Hardcover ISBN: 9386797186
From one of India’s best-known sports journalists, a fascinating exploration of cricket—India’s most popular sport—packed with lively anecdotes and never-before-seen photographs. Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians takes you behind the scenes of India’s most popular sport—going from early tours in 1886 to the more contemporary IPL, offering a complete understanding of the evolution of the game both on and off the field. Featuring material that has never-been-released, this book sheds new light on cases like Monkeygate, the suspension of Lalit Modi, match-fixing scandals, and more. Weaving together personal interviews, photographs, and letters, Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians unflinchingly asks the questions that need answering, among them: Has internal conflict impacted the on- field performance of the Indian cricket team? Did some icons fail the country and the sport by trying to conceal important facts during the spot-fixing investigation? And does it matter to the ordinary fan who heads the BCCI as long as there is transparency and accountability in the system? Chronicling the history of cricket throughout colonial and post-colonial Indian life, Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians offers fascinating insight into those who patronize, promote, play, and watch the sport, as well as the entire nation now considered the global hub of the world of cricket.
The Untold History of Softball and the Women Who Made the Game
Hardcover ISBN: 1501118595
A history of fastpitch softball from its beginnings as an industrial worker's game to an Olympic sport with millions of fans traces the larger-than-life stories of the women and men who popularized it, profiling some of its most famous athletes in a chronicle complemented by 16 pages of vintage photos.