Saturday, July 23, 2016

What Was Wrong with That Then, Umps? by Matthew Stevenson

What Was Wrong with That Then, Umps? 

by  Matthew Stevenson

'Delicious reading for cricket look into mind of umpire'

About the book 
There are countless books written about the wonderful sport of cricket, but not many from the unique perspective of the umpire. Matthew Stevenson's What Was Wrong With That Then, Umps? is an entertaining and amusing insight into the world of cricket. His diary covers five seasons spent as an umpire in recreational cricket, the many grounds he officiated at, the characters he encountered, the decisions he had to make - some right, some wrong - the cricket teas and the after match post-postmortems. Whether you are just an armchair cricket fan or an aficionado of the summer game, there is much in this book to interest and amuse you. For a player at any level, it will give you a greater understanding of the level of knowledge and concentration needed by the match officials who are so essential to recreational cricket.

About the author 
Matthew Stevenson was born in Amersham in 1963. He played club cricket for thirty years, for Chalfont Saints C.C. from 1978-92 and for Chalfont St. Peter C.C. from 1993-2007, before retiring as a player and taking up umpiring in 2008. His other interests include all sports - especially football, rugby and tennis - long-distance walking and the countryside, British and maritime history, and current affairs.

My Ratings (8 Out of 10 stars)

'Delicious reading for cricket fan; entertaining drama on the cricket ground described fluently. This book let the reader to look into mind of umpire'

Non-fiction book written by Matthew Stevenson, a retired cricketer and umpire is cup of coffee for cricket fans. 
In the book dilemma of umpire is described in entertaining language; that grips the reader throughout the book.
Technical language may hurdle layman but readers used to cricket terminology will find it entertaining and informative. 
Writer has written his own experiences about umpiring with some shocking information.

Product details

Paperback: 293 pages; Publisher: Olympia Publishers (26 May 2016); Language: English; ISBN-10: 1848977468; ISBN-13: 978-1848977464; Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.7 x 20.3 cm

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Who should read: 

Cricket fans,must read...

Who should not read? : 

Have you just heard the name of Cricket? Don't dare to think about the book; technical language will kill you...

Complimentary copy of the book was given for honest and unbiased review. No payment are accepted for reviews..

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