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Free Delivery Worldwide : Quantum Groups : Hardback : Springer-Verlag New York Inc. : 9780387943701 : 0387943706 : 01 Oct 1995 : Here is an introduction to the theory of quantum groups with emphasis on the spectacular connections with knot theory and Drinfeld's recent fundamental contributions. It presents the quantum groups attached to SL2 as well as the basic concepts of the theory of Hopf algebras.
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Free Delivery Worldwide : Black Bird of the Gallows : Hardback : Entangled Publishing : 9781633758148 : 1633758141 : 05 Sep 2017 : Where harbingers of death appear, the morgues will soon be full. Angie Dovage can tell the mysterious new boy next door is more than he appears, but she can't imagine his presence signals a tragedy that will devastate her small town. But when a grotesque, otherworldly man tries to attack her and Reece comes to her rescue, everything changes.
Across six of the seven continents on which cricket is played, there are some remarkable cricket grounds. From a tidal strip of sand outside the Ship Inn at Elie, in Fife, to the monumental Melbourne Cricket Ground with its 100,000 capacity, this book features the extraordinary places and venues in which cricket is played. Many grounds have remarkably beautiful settings. There is the rugged Devonian charm of Lynton and Lynmouth Cricket Club set in the Valley of the Rocks, not far from the North Devon coast. Then there is the vividly-coloured, almost Lego-like structure of Dharamshala pavilion in Northern India where local resident the Dalai Lama has watched a match. Many of England’s greatest players have come from public schools, and there are some wonderful examples of their cricket grounds such as Sedbergh and Milton Abbey. Country houses such as Audley End and Blenheim Palace form the backdrop to many cricket pitches, or castles, such as Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland, or even Portchester Castle, where there is a cricket ground inside the castle walls. Sri Lanka’s test ground, Galle, has a fort looming above it, while Newlands Stadium in Cape Town, has the unmistakeable Table Mountain as the backdrop. Some of the stunning imagery has a modern feel. Queenstown cricket ground has international jets taking off just yards from the playing action, while Singapore Cricket Club is an oasis of lush green set against a 21st century array of high-rise towers. Then there are cricket grounds in unusual places; Hawaii, Corfu, Berlin, Slovenia and St Moritz to name but a few.
In the twenty years since Allan Border retired as Australian cricket captain he’s been one of the game’s closest and most astute observers. His views on cricket – based on his experiences as a player, a captain, a selector and a commentator – are fascinating, forthright and informed by more than three decades of involvement at the game’s highest level.In Cricket as I See It he gives us his wisdom and opinions on the game he loves – from epic Tests, the rising power of India, and the Twenty20 revolution, through to his thoughts on captaincy, and the essential arts of batting, bowling and sledging. He reflects on the great players and contests of his generation, as well as controversies such as the underarm bowling affair, the turbulent events that led to him shouldering the captaincy, the rebel tour of South Africa, Steve Waugh’s dropping as one-day captain, and the divisive ‘Monkeygate’ scandal. With cricket, Allan calls it as he sees it, and the result is a book to be savoured and enjoyed by cricket lovers everywhere.
Cricket is a strange game. It is a team sport that is almost entirely dependent on individual performance. Its combination of time, opportunity and the constant threat of disaster can drive its participants to despair. To survive a single delivery propelled at almost 100 miles an hour takes the body and brain to the edges of their capabilities, yet its abiding image is of the gentle village green, and the glorious absurdities of the amateur game.In The Meaning of Cricket, Jon Hotten attempts to understand this fascinating, frustrating and complex sport. Blending legendary players, from Vivian Richards to Mark Ramprakash, Kevin Pietersen to Ricky Ponting, with his own cricketing story, he explores the funny, moving and melancholic impact the game can have on an individual life.
Rich in history and steeped in tradition, the complexities and nuances of cricket, in all forms of the game, have enthralled generations of fans since the days of W.G. Grace and Victor Trumper. The game has changed beyond all recognition from its advent in Victorian times as a mass spectator sport in England and Australia Test cricket has now spread around the world, the 50-over version has become an accepted mainstay and Twenty20 has attracted legions of new fans to the game – but the fundamentals have remained the same: to score more runs and take more wickets than the opposition. In the process, legends have been born and new benchmarks have been set. World Cricket Records is a celebration of almost 150 years of excellence, featuring not only a host of records from all formats of the game (first-class cricket, 50-overs and Twenty20 internationals), but also the stories behind them, and a series of potted biographies of some of the greatest players ever to have walked onto the field to bat, bowl or field. If you ever get into an argument about cricket facts and stats, anywhere in the world, World Cricket Records will not only provide you with the definitive answer, it will also give you loads of additional information that will amaze your audience.
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Author and cricket fanatic, Kersi Meher-Homji, exposes the rock star underbelly of cricket, from the “Bodyline” series of 1932-33 to the “Bollyline” series of 2007-08. Through the chucking and ball-tampering accusations and match throwing, the on-field kicking, bribery and drug taking allegations, the gentle game of cricket has shown its other side – the dark, murky one. Going back as far 1877 there are many incidents covered, including the World Series Cricket revolution; the famous underarm incident; how the IPL sizzled and fizzled; how the Doliveira affair dismantled apartheid; and the tragedies of Woolmer and Roebuck.
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From laughs and legends to sledges and stuff-ups, this is the cricket season gift. From a horse that took a triple hat-trick, to captains who tossed over the telephone, and an umpire who went missing in mid-over for a wee, Favourite Cricket Yarns is a compelling smorgasbord of tall and mostly true stories, from Australian cricket’s master storyteller Ken Piesse. Gaffes, sledges, bloopers and quips just in time from the man who, in the words of Ricky Ponting, lives, eats and breathes cricket.
Cricket fans will love to dress the bowler, batsman, wicket keeper and fielders in their cricket gear, organise the players on the field and place their team in the perfect position to score a century in this brilliant sticker book. With over 450 stickers, including pages on the rules of cricket, this is a great way to learn all about cricket.
Ravensburger - The Cricket Match Puzzle 1000pc The sound of leather hitting willow is a sure sign that summer is here. Across the country there are beautifully prepared and picturesque cricket pitches just waiting to be brought to life come the weekend. They may appear to be places of relaxation, but underneath the faade emotions can run deep! Discover the delights of amateur cricket at Bowtham in the Field, a pretty little village hidden in the depths of the British countryside. Whether you are a keen batsman, bowler, pundit or cricket widow, we hope you'll find plenty to keep you amused and entertained as you piece the puzzle together. Size: 70 x 50cm Ages: Adults
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 – and the beginning of cricket as we know it. Gideon Haigh has published over thirty books, over twenty of them about cricket. This edition of The Cricket War, Gideon Haigh’s first book about cricket originally published in 1993, has been updated with new photographs and a new introduction by the author.
More than 60 million books sold in the Teach Yourself series!Get more runs and put more batsmen out with expertise from experienced players “Learn to Play Cricket” is the essential guide for improving your all-round skills and player performance. Written by Mark Butcher, Captain of Surrey County Cricket Club and former England Captain, together with Paul Abraham, an ECB Level 3 Coach and Berkshire County Cricket Club Committee Chairman, this book will help you to improve every dimension of your game. It covers all aspects of the sport from preparing for the game to improving batting, fielding and bowling techniques. It also gives essential advice on tactical play, coaching, umpiring, scoring and most importantly the rules of the sport. Includes: Writing by Mark Butcher and Paul Abraham, both superstars on the British cricket scene One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors’ many years of experience Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts
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During the 2014-15 season Australia stages the eleventh ICC World Cup of Cricket, with fourteen nations competing in 49 fifty-over matches. At the same time the Bradman Museum, a monument to the greatest cricketer of all time, celebrates its 25th anniversary.To mark that milestone at a time when the eyes of the cricketing world will be on Australia, this book reveals for the first time in print the founding treasure of the Bradman Museum: the Don’s personal collection of 35-mm slides. With Bradman’s typed commentary and handwritten amendments alongside, the slides showcase the history of cricket, from its agrarian beginnings in England to its status as a game of Empire, fit for introduction to the colonies. Grace, Hobbs, Hendren, Larwood, O’Reilly, McCabe, Lindwall, Trueman – on these legends and many more Bradman gives us his opinion with characteristic directness. We gain insight into the game as he saw it in all its magic.While Bradman’s personal slide collection forms the centrepiece of this stunning collection, the work of three of cricket’s greatest photographers are also featured. Among Bruce Postle’s black and white photos from the 1960s and 70s are iconic shots that will thrill any cricket lover. Vivian Jenkins’ work brings to life the drama of the 1970s and World Series Cricket, while Philip Brown’s camera ranges across international cricket up to the present day.This treasure trove of cricket is woven seamlessly together by the matchless commentary of Mike Coward, one of Australia’s most acclaimed experts.
The essential and fully revised guide to interpreting the Laws of Cricket.Tom Smith first wrote his guide for umpires and scorers in 1980. Since then, his indispensable guide has gone through six fully-revised editions. The ‘new’ Tom Smith is the first to be fully redesigned and updated for the 21st century. Its publication coincides with international recognition that there should be one universal standard for the training of umpires whatever country they operate in.The ‘new’ Tom Smith incorporates the full 2000 Code of the Laws of Cricket with subsequent amendments as ratified by the MCC and international and national cricket bodies. The freshly drawn diagrams are easy to follow and will be of value not only to umpires and scorers, but to all lovers of the game of cricket.As Richie Benaud, the great Australian cricketer and commentator, has said, he never goes without his copy of ‘Tom Smith’. Nor should any spectator who wishes to feel fully qualified in discussing the application of the Laws of Cricket to the game.David Lloyd says, ‘Tom Smith is just as valuable a piece of kit as Hawkeye, Snicko and Hotspot in the Sky Sports commentary box, its interpretation of the Laws of the game is the first thing we turn to regarding decisions. it’s a “must-have” alongside the Laws of cricket.’
In 1963, cricket’s no-ball law changed from a back-foot determination to the front-foot rule which is the subject of so much controversy. Batsmen are recalled after video replays show thatblatant no-balls have been missed by umpires more concerned to get lbw and caught behind decisions right. But, the law change also altered bowling actions, resulting in back and foot stress fractures that blight the modern game. This is the story of the front-foot no-ball law – why it came about in the first place, and unsuccessful attempts by some of cricket’s greatest names to have it revert to the back foot. They may yet be vindicated as the game’s administrator’s grapple with an embarrassing protocol that may even have legal implications.
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