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2017 Cricket Almanack
2017 Cricket Almanack
Title: 2017 Cricket Almanack
Author: PAYNE FRANCIS & SMITH IAN ED
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 12/10/2017
Price: $55.00
RRP: $55.00
Imprint: Mower
Publisher: Upstart Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781988516042
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Price: $55.00
2019 Cricket Almanack
2019 Cricket Almanack
The New Zealand Cricket Almanack is the cricket lover's bible and is regarded worldwide as one of the finest books of its kind. The 72nd edition contains all the details of another full year of cricket at all levels, including extensive coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup all the Black Caps' and White Ferns' matches. As usual, there is a detailed records section and a fascinating collection of the season's happenings.

Title: 2019 Cricket Almanack
Author: PAYNE FRANCIS
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 10/10/2019
Price: $55.00
RRP: $55.00
Imprint: Mower
Publisher: Upstart Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781988516851
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Price: $55.00
Around the World in 80 Pints
Around the World in 80 Pints
'Part travelogue, part memoir and wholly engaging' Daily Mail

Bestselling author and hugely popular commentator David 'Bumble' Lloyd takes the reader on an unmissable and hilarious tour of the cricketing world as he searches for the perfect pint.

After more than 50 years involved with cricket as a player, international, umpire, coach and now commentator, David Lloyd has travelled the world. It's all a long way from his childhood, growing up in a terraced house in post-war Accrington, Lancashire. But cricket has taken him all over the globe, and he has experienced everything from excruciating agony Down Under to the Bollywood glamour of the IPL - he's even risked it all to cross the Pennines into Yorkshire.

In Around the World in 80 Pints, Bumble relives some of the most exciting and remarkable periods in his life, showing how his travels have opened up new and exciting avenues for him. The book is packed full of brilliant stories from famous Ashes matches and Roses clashes, sharing the commentary box with Ian Botham and Shane Warne, and much else besides - all told in his idiosyncratic style that has won him so many fans the world over. His previous autobiography, Last in the Tin Bath, was a huge bestseller, and this one is sure to appeal to anyone who shares Bumble's unquenchable love for cricket - and life!

Title: Around the World in 80 Pints
Author: LLOYD DAVID
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 18/04/2019
Price: $23.00
RRP: $23.00
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471172427
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Price: $23.00
Baggy Green Legends
Baggy Green Legends
For more than 140 years, our baggy green heroes have captured the hearts of
fans who follow their fortunes with pride and passion.
Compiled by former Inside Edge editor Martin Lenehan, who has covered cricket in print and on radio for 25 years, 'Baggy Green Legends' pays tribute to the most sacred piece of headwear in Australian sport and the men and women who wear it with distinction.
Featuring more than 150 magnificent images and the unique insights of Mark Taylor, Allan Border, Nathan Lyon, Ian Healy, Jason Gillespie, Colin Miller, Rick McCosker, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt and more, 'Baggy Green Legends' takes you on a journey from the making of the cap to the emotional presentation to debutants and the buzz of singing the team song after a win.
Find out which Aussie sporting legend 'AB' presented one of his treasured baggy green caps to and share the moment Mike Hussey passed the coveted role of song master to Nathan Lyon.
Take a trip down memory lane with 'Baggy Green Legends' and revel in the rich history of our national game.

Title: Baggy Green Legends
Author: LENEHAN MARTIN
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 06/08/2019
Price: $53.00
RRP: $53.00
Imprint: Bauer Media Group
Publisher: Bauer Media Books
ISBN: 9781925695922
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Beaudy Skills Drills & the Path to the Top
Beaudy Skills Drills & the Path to the Top
From his upbringing with seven siblings in rural New Zealand, experiences in Ireland as a child, to his rise through the rugby ranks with Taranaki and the Hurricanes, Beauden Barrett will give an insight into what has made him the player he's become, the setbacks he had along the way and the choices he had to make. One big decision as an 18-year old changed the course of his career and, instead of being lost to New Zealand rugby entirely, set Beauden on the path towards becoming an All Black. Now widely seen as one of the best players in the game, he could have been an AFL star in Australia if it weren't for one phone call. He may have gone from high school to the All Blacks in the space of three years, but the path was far from smooth. Packed with tips and skills, along with drills for different ages and abilities to help young players progress their game, Beauden will also offer advice on how to become a better player off the field, how he learned to adapt to life as a professional sportsman at such a young age and who helped him along the way. Beaudy Skills, Drills and the Path to the Top is an aspirational read for fans young and old. About the Author: Rikki Swannell has been a sports broadcaster for more than 15 years, and now works in a freelance capacity as a commentator and reporter. She can largely be heard on Sky Sport, where she is a regular commentator on netball, rugby and tennis, and on the World 7s series, working for World Rugby. She started her career as a journalist at Radio Sport and Newstalk ZB and has covered everything from snooker and darts, to cricket and rowing, Olympic and Commonwealth Games and various World Cups. Since going it alone in 2016, Rikki has diversified to become an accomplished event MC, long form print and online writer, media advisor and trainer.

Title: Beaudy Skills Drills & the Path to the Top
Author: SWANNELL RIKKI
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 05/11/2020
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Mower
Publisher: Upstart Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781990003059
Available stock: 4
Price: $40.00
Beneath the Maori Moon - Illustrated History of Maori Rugby
Beneath the Maori Moon - Illustrated History of Maori Rugby
Title: Beneath the Maori Moon - Illustrated History of Maori Rugby
Author: MULHOLLAND MALCOLM
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $66.40
RRP: $65.00
Imprint: Huia
ISBN: 9781869693053
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Price: $66.40
Beyond A Boundary
Beyond A Boundary
'To say "the best cricket book ever written" is piffingly inadequate praise' Guardian

'Great claims have been made for Beyond a Boundary since its first appearance in 1963- that it is the greatest sports book ever written; that it brings the outsider a privileged insight into West Indian culture; that it is a severe examination of the colonial condition. All are true' Sunday Times

C L R James, one of the foremost thinkers of the twentieth century, was devoted to the game of cricket. In this classic summation of half a lifetime spent playing, watching and writing about the sport, he recounts the story of his overriding passion and tells us of the players whom he knew and loved, exploring the game's psychology and aesthetics, and the issues of class, race and politics that surround it.

Part memoir of a West Indian boyhood, part passionate celebration and defence of cricket as an art form, part indictment of colonialism, Beyond a Boundary addresses not just a sport but a whole culture and asks the question, 'What do they know of cricket who only cricket know?

Title: Beyond A Boundary
Author: JAMES CYRIL LIONEL ROBERT
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Price: $26.00
RRP: $26.00
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784875398
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Price: $26.00
Big O The Life & Times of Olsen Filipaina
Big O The Life & Times of Olsen Filipaina
The Big O by Patrick Skene is the story of Olsen Filipaina, a New Zealand Hall of Fame rugby league legend who was a pathfinder for the Maori and Pasifika players who today dominate the Australian National Rugby League. In a career that saw him play 29 Tests for New Zealand and more than 100 first grade NSWRL games, Filipaina was an object of fascination for the rugby league community. To fans he was the Galloping Garbo , a working-class hero who thrilled crowds in between shifts as a garbageman. To opponents, who feared his Polynesian power game, he was The Big O. To coaches and critics, he was simply Olsen the enigma . Featured in the book are some of the pivotal figures of 1980s Australia and New Zealand sport including Sir Graham Lowe, Arthur Beetson, Roy Masters, Sir Peter Leitch, David Tua, Sir Bryan Williams, Wayne Pearce, Sir Michael Jones, John Ribot, Mark Graham, David Lange and NRL Immortal Wally Lewis who for the first time opens up about being outplayed by Filipaina in the 1985 Test series. The Big O tracks Olsen's story from his rise out of working-class South Auckland, to overcoming depression, racism and cultural dislocation in Sydney, to the Cinderella story of his success for the New Zealand Kiwis. Forty years after Filipaina burst into Australian rugby league, Skene relates the tale of a humble and principled man, a dynamic and magical pioneer of the 'Pacific Revolution'. The Big O' is a timely story of resilience, redemption, bravery and love. To understand Olsen's story is to understand the cultural changes that have reshaped the game of rugby league.

Title: Big O The Life & Times of Olsen Filipaina
Author: SKENE PATRICK
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 07/05/2020
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Mower
Publisher: Upstart Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781988516844
Available stock: 1
Price: $40.00
Black Boots NZs Rugby Legends
Black Boots NZs Rugby Legends
Over 180 great images of New Zealand's legendary rugby heroes, both on the field and behind the scenes, from a classic era of amateur rugby in New Zealand. Barry Durrant's photographs and Phil Gifford's captions capture the nostalgia of that wonderful time, when the All Blacks were just like us - they were the pig farmer down the road in Inglewood, the bank clerk who stamped our savings account book in Hawera and the freezing worker on the bus with us in Otahuhu - and all they got for pay was glory.

Title: Black Boots NZs Rugby Legends
Author: GIFFORD PHIL
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 12/11/2018
Price: $50.00
RRP: $50.00
Imprint: David Bateman
Publisher: David Bateman Ltd
ISBN: 9781869539948
Available stock: 2
Price: $50.00
Black Jersey  Silver Fern Tom Ellison
Black Jersey Silver Fern Tom Ellison
Tom Ellison is the man behind the black jersey and silver fern of the All Blacks. He was the "Mr Rugby" of his era, a tremendous player who captained the All Blacks in 1893 (the first Maori to do so), captained, coached and selected teams, developed the role of the wing-forward which was to give New Zealand an enduring advantage and wrote one of the fifi rst instructional books on rugby. His views were respected nationally and he was widely quoted. His story is rich in individuals and incident. His great-grandfather was chief Taiaroa of Ngai Tahu, his grandfather Edward Weller the whaler of Otakou and his father Raniera the discoverer of gold at Maori Point on the Shotover River. Tom Ellison went from Te Aute College to Wellington to become one of the fifi rst Maori lawyers. He had a myriad of interests and brought energy and fresh vision to them all. This is the story of his life.

Title: Black Jersey Silver Fern Tom Ellison
Author: DWYER DENIS
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 03/08/2015
Price: $29.95
RRP: $29.95
Imprint: Grantham House
Publisher: Grantham House Publishing
ISBN: 9781869341251
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Bluffers Guide To Cricket
Bluffers Guide To Cricket
Instantly acquire all the knowledge you need to become an expert in the arcane and labyrinthine game of cricket. Never again confuse a square leg with a very fine leg, a doosra with a jaffa, or a long hop with a leg break. Bask in the admiration of your fellow cricket lovers as you pronounce confidently on the finer points of play, the limitations of the players, and why the umpire needs to see an optician. But, above all, effortlessly hold your own against those who emerged from the womb consulting a copy of Wisden.

Written by experts and offering readers the opportunity to pass off appropriated knowledge as their own, the Bluffer's Guides provide hard fact masquerading as frivolous observation in one witty, easy read.

Title: Bluffers Guide To Cricket
Author: TROLLOPE JAMES
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 04/06/2018
Price: $15.00
RRP: $15.00
Imprint: Haynes
Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd
ISBN: 9781785212246
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Price: $15.00
Born to Run
Born to Run
At the heart of Born to Run lies a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians, the Tarahumara, who live quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world; in 1993, one of them, aged 57, came first in a prestigious 100-mile race wearing a toga and sandals. A small group of the world's top ultra-runners (and the awe-inspiring author) make the treacherous journey into the canyons to try to learn the tribe's secrets and then take them on over a course 50 miles long. With incredible energy and smart observation, McDougall tells this story while asking what the secrets are to being an incredible runner. Travelling to labs at Harvard, Nike, and elsewhere, he comes across an incredible cast of characters, including the woman who recently broke the world record for 100 miles and for her encore ran a 2:50 marathon in a bikini, pausing to down a beer at the 20 mile mark.

Title: Born to Run
Author: MCDOUGALL CHRISTOPHER
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/04/2010
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Profile Books
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781846684227
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Price: $30.00