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Not Dark Yet: A Very Funny Book About a Very Serious Game (Paperback)
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Not Dark Yet: A Very Funny Book About a Very Serious Game (Paperback)

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Paperback 152 Pages / Published: 01/03/2008
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Of all the books about cricket, Mike Harfield's "Not Dark Yet" brings a rare authenticity to the subject. This is a book by a genuine cricketer and a genuine cricket fan with a talent for capturing the spirit of this special game in his witty prose. David Lloyd, aka Bumble, laughed so much he agreed to write the Foreword. He even showed the book to Christopher Martin-Jenkins who found it 'very entertaining and enjoyable'. Reading the book raises the spirits with its cheerful jollity. The mixture of banter and eclectic cricketing information carries the reader along, making for both easy and captivating reading. Loosely based around Mike Harfield's captaincy of a cricket XI over 30 years, Not Dark Yet is both the humorous story of his team's efforts and his often irreverent take on first-class and international cricket. For 30 years the Mike Harfield XI has withstood atrocious umpiring, dreadful hangovers, bad haircuts and a woeful lack of talent, only to encounter an even greater adversity - middle age. Spiced with humour and plenty of banter about fellow team-mates and international players alike, their captain's tales convey an authentic picture of one team's endeavours, to which cricketers and non cricketers will easily relate.

Publisher: Loose Chippings Books
ISBN: 9780955421716
Number of pages: 152
Weight: 195 g
Dimensions: 205 x 140 x 11 mm

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“Not Dark Yet”

This book was recommended to me by a friend who is a bit of a cricket enthusiast, being somebody who wouldn't know a wicket from a touchdown I was very dubious, but read it all the same. I was very pleasantly... More

Paperback edition
17th September 2008
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“I loved this”

This book is the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon in a sunny garden, lounging on the sun lounger, sipping white wine and soda - which is exactly how I read it. It is warm, witty and wise, and full of that... More

Paperback edition
21st May 2014
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“A great book, wonderful and funny”

I read this book in hospital. it made the experience far more pleasant than it should have been. As a very average cricketer whose admin skills exceeded cricketing prowe, and also a qualified umpire I was able to... More

Paperback edition
9th January 2013
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