Author(s): Scyld Berry
Scyld Berry draws on his experiences as a cricket writer of forty years to produce new insights and unfamiliar historical angles on the game, along with moving reflections on episodes from his own life. The author covers a range of themes including cricket in different areas of the world, and abstract concepts such as language, numbers, ethics and psychology; Scyld Berry relishes the joys cricket provides and is convinced of the positive effect it can have in people's lives. Cricket: The Game of Life is an inspiring book that reminds readers why they love the game and prompts them to look at it in a new way.
Winner of many awards, this book by Scyld Berry is for the cricket-lover in your life. Berry wrote about the sport for 40 years and this is obvious by the emphasis on cricket as important in people's lives. Even the staunchest fan will learn something new.
Elisa, Book Grocer
The extended piece on the pressures of Ashes series on captains is beautifully painted...I think every aspiring young England cricketer should read this...not as something to be afraid of, but to enlighten and prepare for the challenges that may come his way Andy Flower When I see the quality of writing by people like Scyld Berry and David Frith, I feel daunted. I can never write as well as they can. Rahul Dravid
Scyld Berry has reported on more England Test matches than anyone, over 400 of them, including 20 Ashes series. He was born and grew up within a mile of Bramall Lane in Sheffield. He started as a cricket journalist in 1976, and has successively been the cricket correspondent of the Observer, the Sunday Correspondent, the Independent on Sunday, the Sunday Telegraph and the Daily Telegraph, and for four years he was the editor of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. On the field he has taken five wickets in an innings in county cricket - for Gloucestershire Over-60s. This is his seventh book, six of them about cricket.