What are your favourite cricket books?

Being the obliging type, not to mention a sucker for “best book” lists and suchlike, I’ve succumbed to Harry R’s request. Therefore, let’s draw up a list of the best cricket books out there; they need not be the classics, although they’re very welcome to park their dusty jackets here. Anything which you enjoyed, really.

One of my favourites was Rain Men, by Marcus Berkmann. I still haven’t read the follow up, Zimmer Men though.

Your top books

Rain Men
Beyond a Boundary
The Art of Cricket
David Frith’s books
Gideon Haigh on Kerry Packer: The Cricket War
Fred: Portrait of a Fast Bowler, by John Arlott
Basil D’Oliveira: Cricket and Controversy, by Peter Oborne
Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2006
Ashes Regained: The Coach\’s Story, by Duncan Fletcher
You’re Out and You’re Ugly Too!: Confessions of an Umpire with Attitude
A Lot of Hard Yakka: Cricketing Life on the County Circuit, by Simon Hughes
Morning Everyone: A Sportswriter’s Life, by Simon Hughes
Balham to Bollywood, by Chris England
W.G.Grace: A Life, by Simon Rae
It’s Not Cricket: Skullduggery, Sharp Practice and Downright Cheating in the Noble Game, by Simon Rae
Bodyline Autopsy, by David Frith
Game for Anything: Writings on Cricket, by Gideon Haigh
Gideon Haigh’s books
Opening Up: My Autobiography, by Michael Atherton
A Social History of English Cricket, by Derek Birley
Barclays World of Cricket, by EW Swanton

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