Art and Science of Cricket

Bob Woolmer and Tim Noakes, Supernova Publishers, 2008, 650 p, ISBN : 9781847734099, $0.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Art and Science of Cricket

At last the late Bob Woolmer’s much-anticipated life’s work and cricketing legacy is available to the world. A book designed to create winners. Having a good all-rounder in a cricket team is pure gold. At last, in Bob Woolmer’s Art and Science of Cricket we have a book that will help coaches and cricketers create just that all-rounders designed to be matchwinners...

Many coaching manuals concentrate on one aspect of the game, largely to the exclusion of others, so it’s great to have a book like this that combines coaching and playing techniques with those other skills without which we might as well all stay at home. Let’s face it, you need to be fit to make the most of the skills you have.

You also need to have the mental strength to stand up the opposition after all, there’s no point having the skills, technique and fitness to face a pace attack if you’re paralysed with terror when the ace on the other team bowls you a blinder!

Yes, you need to know the how, but it’s as important to know the why because that motivates you to do. So along with the book’s technical recipes is a wealth of background information that will show you the why as well.

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