Loft to Lord’s: a Scorer’s Odyssey’ is a
humorous book about my own personal odyssey as a cricket scorer,
from the rickety loft above the changing rooms in the pavilion at
Sprotbrough C.C. to the hallowed halls of Lord's. Here is an
extract from the blurb:-
you enjoy funny, real-life stories, then you’ll love this
book. It takes you into the unpredictable and unsung world of the
cricket scorer, giving a unique, behind-the-scenes glimpse of what
goes on in and around the scorebox.
you journey with our intrepid scorer, prepare to:
D.B., Lady Hamilton, Clarissa, Mavis, Sid, Charles, the
claustrophobia chorus, the duckbill platypus, coaches, players and
umpires, all with hilarious and comical results;
the joys and trials of scoreboxes and operating scoreboards,
eating cricket teas and scoring with players who don’t want
to be scoring;
surprised by what scorers have to do, where they have to score,
and what they have to put up with;
out for grinning pigs flying low over scoreboxes, and a cameo
appearance by Sachin Tendulkar;
out loud at the mishaps, conversations and situations which our
resourceful scorer encounters as his odyssey unfolds.
in a brilliantly descriptive way, with exceptionally dry wit, a
sharp eye for detail and engaging anecdotes, this book provides a
charming, informative and highly amusing read.’
the incidents in the book are based on events that actually
happened to me!
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Sports Officiating will help prepare aspiring and inexperienced
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by leading experts in the officiating field—boasting
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Enlightening discussions on developing an officiating philosophy
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now as electronic download for £14.99
printed copy from Acumen Books shortly at £16.99 post free.
Piesse tells me that he has a new book which "is proving very
popular is NO DAZZLING DEEDS WITH BAT OR BALL, a centenary history
of the NSW Cricket Umpires & Scorers Association by David
Jenkins & Ronald Cardwell, with a foreword by Brian Booth
is a lovely 500 page hardback and contains anecdotes, memories and
reminisces from the men with the best seat in the house…
there are also more than 200 photos.
is $75 including post from (him) at cricketbooks.com.au or email
the price quoted is in AUD and includes Australian postage
anyone buys it, we would welcome a review here.