The waiting is over, The Cricket Dictionary is finally here! Now available to buy on Amazon – you can grab a copy right now!
“Jolly Big Publishing are pleased to announce the publication of The Cricket Dictionary – a lexicon of cricketing terms culled from the village green to the Test arena, which chronicles the strange, amusing, and esoteric language associated with the greatest of all games.
Cricket is a game rich with and enriched by, its own unique language. Often perplexing to the uninitiated, every cricketer worth his place in a starting XI will know his googly from his Chinaman, but over the years many other words, terms and phrases have evolved to reflect every aspect of cricketing life and parlance.
In this first edition of the brand new Cricket Dictionary, cricket journalist and writer John Houlihan (The Times, Cricinfo, Wisden) takes a droll look at both the language of cricket and how it has evolved, in a humorous and informative book which will bring a knowing smile to the face of millions of cricket players, watchers and fans.”