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The Resource Who wants to be a batsman? : the analyst unveils the secrets of batting, Simon Hughes

Who wants to be a batsman? : the analyst unveils the secrets of batting, Simon Hughes

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Who wants to be a batsman? : the analyst unveils the secrets of batting
Title
Who wants to be a batsman?
Title remainder
the analyst unveils the secrets of batting
Statement of responsibility
Simon Hughes
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A revealing insight what it takes to become the perfect batsman, and how anyone can improve their own technique, helped by TV's The Analyst
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hughes, Simon
Dewey number
  • 796.35826
  • 796.3'5826
  • 796.35826
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV927.5.B37
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cricket
  • Sport
  • Sports & active outdoor recreation
  • Cricket
  • Sport: general
Summary expansion
Batsmen are the poster boys of cricket. They are the richly rewarded andrightly celebrated stars of the game: Sachin Tendulkar, Vivian Richards, Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting, A.B.de Villiers and Kevin Pietersen. This is a story about them. Their hopes and fears, their triumph and torment. It is a book about the real feelings that batsmen experience and probes into their minds to see how they deal with one of the most precarious jobs in sport, in which life and death are one ball apart. Simon Hughes hero-worshipped the famous batsmen of his youth, and dreamt of scoring a hundred for England. His flawed attempts to make runs in a 15-year professional career are the prism through which he reflects on how some talented boys turn into great batsmen, and others lose their way. Now universally known as The Analyst, Hughes assesses what ingredients a batsman needs to succeed. He delves into sports psychology, showing that what goes on in the mind is the key to batting. There is no right way or wrong way to bat. This book reflects the diverse range of batting personalities and styles. Hughes spends time with many of the legendary players - from Garfield Sobers to Kumar Sangakkara - revealing what made each of them so prolific, and the secrets behind Sir Donald Bradman's phenomenal output. He chronicles the way batting has evolved and answers the fundamental question: are batsmen born or made? Written in the same wry, sardonic style as the award-winning A Lot of Hard Yakka, it is the most insightful and entertaining book about batsmen ever published
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Who wants to be a batsman? : the analyst unveils the secrets of batting, Simon Hughes
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Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2015
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0022354307
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
280 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781471135613
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
Who wants to be a batsman? : the analyst unveils the secrets of batting, Simon Hughes
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2015
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0022354307
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
280 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781471135613
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

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