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What is a Googly?

The Mysteries of Cricket Explained

Rob Eastaway



ISBN: 9781911622147

Price: £ 9.99

Publication date: 6 June 2019

ISBN: 9781911622437

ASIN: 9781911622437

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Publication date: 16 September 2021

Category: Sports

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A new edition of Rob Eastaway’s classic guide to the rules of cricket.

Cricket is one of the world’s most popular sports, yet for the uninitiated, its peculiar laws and customs are a mystery. What is a ‘silly mid off’ and a ‘long leg’? How can you be ‘lbw’? And how can a match last for five days and still end up as a draw?

In this fully updated edition of the classic guide, Rob Eastaway demystifies the jargon and answers the questions you’ve always wanted to ask. It’s also a timely reminder that for the true cricket lover, the game can be absorbing and exciting even when the ball isn’t being smashed for six.



Rob Eastaway is a writer, speaker and consultant. His books include the bestselling What is a Googly? (9781861056290) and Why Do Buses Come In Threes? (9781861058621). He jointly devised the system now used to officially rank international cricketers and lives in London, where he is a keen weekend cricketer and occasional golfer.