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  • Hardcover
  • 400
  • Twirlymen
  • Amol Rajan
  • English
  • 19 April 2019
  • 9780224083232

10 thoughts on “Twirlymen

  1. says:

    Amol Rajan ‘spins’ an engrossing tale His tongue in cheek humour makes what could otherwise be a somewhat tedious subject for an entire book enjoyable The way the chapters and protagonists merge into each other over the years gives the book a seamless flow The interludes explaining the various grips were very revealing though sometimes too technicalThe book gives one the cosy feeling of belonging to a cabal that shares an esoteric vocab

  2. says:

    If you are a cricket tragic like me you will truly appreciate this book I liked it but felt it could have been better It didn't tell me too much about what I didn't already know about the spinners themselves It is however a valuable book to go back to whenever you have a doubt about how a particular delivery behaves as Rajan does an excellent job of adding the technical aspects of various deliveries with illustrations Overall a

  3. says:

    Highly entertaining The most comprehensive anecdotal history available of the sublime art that is legspin bowling A must read for any fan of the game

  4. says:

    Although they may lack the bang and bluster of the fast bowlers the three leading wicket takers of all time in Test cricket are all spinners They may look calmer in their run ups and action but the effect they put on the ball can be incredib

  5. says:

    Rajan presents a history of spin bowling from the early nineteenth century until the present day Included is much space on the technical aspects of spin bowling and the trends throughout the ages Several pages are dedicated to practical descriptions of how to bowl specific deliveries such as the leg break the googly the doosra As a life long left arm orthodox bowler I fell comfortably within the book's target audience I

  6. says:

    In the main this is a good book well researched and well written You can tell that the author has a genuine love of the subject As with the majority of books covering cricket history the early parts are entertaining as ther

  7. says:

    For none cricket fans it should be noted that cricketers fall in to three categories Batsman skilled intelligent sorts fast bowlers stupid and spin bowlers also stupid but with a belief they are the most intelli

  8. says:

    I am a big fan of spin bowling as I consider it almost an art form Rajan looks at spinners who have helped define the techniues I particularly like the way he has a mini chapter on each type of spin from the leg break to the googlyReally good book for all cricket fans

  9. says:

    This is one of the best cricket books I have read An intelligent discussion on spinners

  10. says:

    Very comprehensive Glad it explained the talents of Sidney Barnes and why he is probably the greatest bowler ever But where's Chuck Fleetwood Smith

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Twirlymen

E to Graeme Swann via Clarrie Grimmet's flipper Muttiah Muralitharan's helicopter wrist Shane Warne's ball of the century and all the restWith illustrations that lift the lid on even the most mysterious deliveries Twirlymen is full of remarkable matches incredible stories and characters with twists than a googly For none cricket fans it should be noted that cricketers fall in to three categories Batsman skilled intelligent sorts fast bowlers stupid and spin bowlers also stupid but with a bel

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Hey are TwirlymenHaving himself failed through a combination of injury and indolence to become a leg spinner of renown Amol Rajan pays homage to that most eccentric of all sporting heroes the spin bowler On a journey through cricket history Rajan introduces us to the greatest purveyors of that craft from W G Grac In the main this is a good book well researched and well written You can tell that the author has a genuine love of the subject As with the majority of books covering cricket history

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They are the masters of deception the jokers in the pack illusionists conjuring wickets out of thin air with nothing than an ambled approach and a wonky grip Not for them the brutish physicality of the pace bowler nor the reactive slogging of the batsman Theirs is a cerebral art They stand alone in a team sport T Amol Rajan spins an engrossing tale His tongue in cheek humour makes what could otherwise be a somewhat tedious subject for an entire book enjoyable The way the chapters and pr