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THINK - Cricket

Compete Mentally

by Christopher Bazalgette & John Appleyard

foreword by Robin Smith (Hampshire & England)

Available in paperback £6.00

‘So many professional cricketers and administrators think about cricket throughout most of their lives. ‘Think - Cricket’ goes very much further as this book opens the door to so many secrets that previously have been accessible to the very few’
Robin Smith


About the Authors

In a long and distinguished amateur career, Christopher Bazalgette has taken over 2500 wickets including those of Mark Nicholas (3 times), Ravi Shastri, Jeff Crowe, Kirti Azad and Doug Walters. 1000 of these wickets were taken for Hampshire Hogs CC. He has appeared for Hampshire County Cricket Club on tour and amateur teams around the world and even taught Channel 4 comedian Ali G to play the game. As a writer he has penned over 800,000 words, mainly for 'The Cricketer International'. He has starred in a number of American, Australian and British television programmes on the game.

John Appleyard played for Hertfordshire County Cricket Club for 18 years (captaining them during 7 of them) taking 364 wickets. He has played amateur cricket in every corner of the globe, taking the distinguished wickets of English Test batsmen Geoff Boycott, Bill Edrich, Ted Dexter and Tony Lewis. He became the youngest Justice of the Peace in Hertfordshire when appointed in 1969. Later he served on the International Cricket Federation Committee at Lord's as an organiser of an overseas touring club and more recently was a guest of the South African President at Test Matches at Newlands and Johannesburg. He is an Advanced NCA qualified cricket coach. 

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