You are the Umpire, Hardback Book


A batsman's bat breaks in half mid-shot. He trips on the piece of broken blade, knocking it back into the stumps.

Is he out hit wicket? At Canterbury (in the old days, before the big tree died) a ball strikes the upper branches and leaves of the tree but still clears the boundary.

What do you signal? A batsman is struck on the helmet. Dazed, he walks into his stumps. The fielding team appeal. What do you decide? Paul Trevillion, Europe's foremost sports illustrator, has teamed up with ex-professional cricket and test umpire John Holder to produce this entertaining and informative guide to the laws of cricket.

Based on the hugely popular "Observer" comic strip and embellished with anecdotes from John Holder's thirty-five years in top class cricket, this book is a treasure trove for all fans of this beautiful, compelling - sometimes frustrating - game.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 128 pages, Throughout
  • Publisher: Guardian Books
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  • Category: Cricket
  • ISBN: 9780852650776



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