The Sledger’s Handbook


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Take a hilarious journey through the history of sledging – the art of the cricketing insult. From W G Grace to Shane Warne, for decades cricketers have perfected the art of verbally intimidating batsmen with a variety of witty, often profane, insults. In this humorous collection Liam McCann recalls classic sporting insults and the stories behind them. This highly enjoyable hardback cricket book looks at the history of sledging and the sledging tactics of cricketing nations over the years. From welcome to dismissal it reveals how players’ verbal tactics can make or break an innings. It includes a wealth of cricketing anecdotes featuring the most respected names in the sport, and takes a wry look at sledging in the wider sporting world. The Sledger’s Handbook is a series of light-hearted observations on cricket’s foremost insults and most controversial events.


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