Recent Additions to Acumen's catalogue

Once again, may I ask readers to submit critical reviews to share with other potential readers?   NB we only hold limited stocks of some titles and obtain extra copies from India as requested.

Books by Ajith Perera
Marine Sports titles from Acumen Books
New scorer pens
New Premier Record cards for umpires


List of all major (and some minor) leagues in UK with statistics and directions to all clubs.


Coming soon – textbook written by well known International Asian Umpire

Encyclopedia of Scottish Cricket

1999 history


An excellent coaching manual

SUCCESSFUL SPORTS OFFICIATING is a guide to the basic principles of officiating.   It has real-life examples to help analyze potential conflicts and practice applying skills learnt from each chapter. It covers objectives, conduct, communication skills, decision-making skills, time management, legal rights and responsibilities 

"Successful Sports Officiating" compiled by USA's Referee Magazine does contain a lot of relevant information . sections include
"Developing a Philosophy"
"Psychology of Officiating"
"Personal Fitness"
"Managing Professional Responsibilities"
"The Officiating Profession"
"Code of Ethics"

Price £14.99 plus £1.50 UK p&p.

THINK - Cricket is for amateur cricketers who lack the resources to look at videos of those who are going to oppose them, as do professional cricketers, and have no professional coach to remind them of what to look for in each game they play.

THINK - Cricket stresses that there is much more to the game when your mind is fully focussed. It aims to open everyone's mind to a wider dimension of the game, and to provide a subtle awareness that should mean better results.

Christopher Bazalgette & John Appleyard £6.00 + £ 1.00 UK p&p

Coaching Youth Cricket is a great tool for new and inexperienced coaches working with 6- to 14-year old athletes. You will learn the fundamentals of coaching and the most effective methods for teaching cricket skills and strategies to young athletes.

This valuable resource presents more than 50 drills to improve players' skills along with team tactics and practice games that promote leadership and team spirit. Filled with 154 helpful illustrations, Coaching Youth Cricket will help you meet the challenges and experiences the rewards of coaching young players.

Compiled by Australian Cricket Board and published as part of American Sport Education Programme. £9.95 + £1.50 UK p&p


Simon Hughes looks at the latest in test match, one-day international and county cricket, including frame-by-frame pictorial accounts of batting and bowling techniques, and a look at some innovations in the viewing of the game like the snickometer and the Red Zone.

. £12.99 + £1.50 UK p&p


Last but not least !!!

David Shepherd's Autobiography has been published in Oct 2001. £18.95 + £2.00 UK p&p

Also on Audio tape £9.99 inc UK p&p


Secondhand Titles as at 01aug06


(please add £1.00 per title for UK postage & packing)

Tampering HB


The Railway Closure Controversy by Gibbins


League Cricket Review 2001


Lords Booklets


Decision Maker


Constant - Umpiring


Next Man In - 1995 (green picture) H/B


Next Man In - 1995 (green picture) P/B


Joy of Cricket


How to Watch Cricket - Hatch


Quick & Easy way to teach cricket


Cricket Rules - Tom Shepherd


Daughters of Britannia


Madeley -in living memory


Bird Video - Greatest Moments


Betley Portrait of a community


150 years Betley CC


Bird - White Cap and Bails


Audley Millennium


Audley Quiet Place


A Tale of Ten Wickets


Know The Game 2001


Lost Art of Underarm Bowling - Brodribb


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