Think Cricket – Ebook


The majesty of the game of cricket is that it is not just a physical activity. It is not simply a matter of how strong or tough one is, or how fast one can run, but a combination of the mental and physical strengths and abilities needed to outwit your opposition. This ebook stresses that there is much more to the game when your mind is fully focused. 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. Many cricketers, even those participating every week, do so without realising how their performance can be improved dramatically. The book 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. However, everything discussed in this book should be equally valuable at whatever level you are playing, but it is the amateur or club cricketer who has the most to gain. Apart from such cricketers in the Test Match playing countries that are full members of ICC, those in the ever-increasing number of associate and affiliate member countries will benefit from reading this book. Both authors have been associated with and have played in many of the above-mentioned countries and throughout the world.

In a long and distinguished amateur career, Christopher Bazalgette has taken over 2500 wickets including those of Mark Nicholas (3 times), Ravi Shastri, Jeff Crowe, Kirti Azad and Doug Walters. 1000 of these wickets were taken for Hampshire Hogs CC. He has appeared for Hampshire County Cricket Club on tour and amateur teams around the world and even taught Channel 4 comedian Ali G to play the game. As a writer he has penned over 800,000 words, mainly for ‘The Cricketer International’. He has starred in a number of American, Australian and British television programmes on the game.

John Appleyard played for Hertfordshire County Cricket Club for 18 years (captaining them during 7 of them) taking 364 wickets. He has played amateur cricket in every corner of the globe, taking the distinguished wickets of English Test batsmen Geoff Boycott, Bill Edrich, Ted Dexter and Tony Lewis. He became the youngest Justice of the Peace in Hertfordshire when appointed in 1969. Later he served on the International Cricket Federation Committee at Lord’s as an organiser of an overseas touring club and more recently was a guest of the South African President at Test Matches at Newlands and Johannesburg. He is an Advanced NCA qualified cricket coach. 

” So many professional cricketers and administrators think about cricket throughout most of their lives. ‘Think – Cricket’ goes very much further as this book opens the door to so many secrets that previously have been accessible to the very few ”
Robin Smith, ex-England Cricketer



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