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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Harry Pearson Narrator: David Fleeshman Publisher: Hachette Audio UK Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Slipless in Settle is a sentimental journey around club cricket in the north of England, a world far removed from the clichéd lengthening-shadows-on-the-village-green image of the summer game. This is hardcore cricket played in former pit villages and mill towns. Winner of the 2011 MCC Cricket Book of the Year, it is about the little clubs that have, down the years, produced some of the greatest players Britain has ever seen, and at one time spent a fortune on importing the biggest names in the international game to boost their battle for local supremacy.

Slipless in Settle is a warm, affectionate and outrageously funny sporting odyssey in which Andrew Flintoff and Learie Constantine rub shoulders with Asbo-tag-wearing all-rounders, there's hot-pot pie and mushy peas at the tea bar, two types of mild in the clubhouse, and a batsman is banned for a month for wearing a fireman's helmet when going out to face Joel Garner...

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Stareagle | 11/6/2011

    " Entertaining look at league cricket in England - it's like reading a travelogue of high-school football in the southern United States. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ipswichblade | 7/3/2010

    " This is Harry Pearson at his best. When he tals about sport and Northern England there is no one who writes better. This is how Harry spent last summer going round local league cricket in the north. His descriptions are superb and his research just makes the book. "

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