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The Wit of Cricket: Second Innings

Barry Johnston

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Prose: non-fiction

The classic collection of ANECDOTES, JOKES & STORIES from cricket's best-loved personalities

This bumper collection of the funniest anecdotes, jokes and stories from cricket's best-loved personalities proves that cricket is a funny game - even when rain stops play!

In this updated and expanded edition, you can read not only the most popular stories by five of the game's all-time great characters - Richie Benaud, Dickie Bird, Henry Blofeld, Brian Johnston and Fred Trueman - but also the humour of famous cricketers such as Ian Botham, Andrew Flintoff, Justin Langer, Shane Warne, and modern players including Jimmy Anderson, Joe Root and Ben Stokes.

Here are dozens of hilarious anecdotes from around the world about the legendary cricketers Geoffrey Boycott, Donald Bradman, Michael Holding, Sachin Tendulkar and many others - not to mention broadcasting gaffes and giggles, sledging, short-sighted umpires and the phantom sock snipper in the England dressing-room!

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Barry Johnston

Barry Johnston appeared with the vocal
group Design on over fifty TV shows in the
1970s. He presented the breakfast show on
KLOA-AM in California and has broadcast
regularly on BBC radio. He now runs
Barn Productions and produced the award-
winning audiobooks An Evening with
Johnners and The Wit of Cricket. He is a
book editor for major publishers as well as
his own books such as the Sunday Times
bestseller Letters Home 1926-1945, and is
the author of biographies of Kenneth Horne
and of his father, Brian Johnston.

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