The Cambridge Companion to Cricket by Anthony Bateman and Jeffrey Hill

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September 2011, no. 334

The Cambridge Companion to Cricket by Anthony Bateman and Jeffrey Hill

Cambridge University Press, $34.95 pb, 308 pp

The Cambridge Companion to Cricket by Anthony Bateman and Jeffrey Hill

by
September 2011, no. 334

A book’s title should indicate its subject and, even better, its approach to its subject. Basic dictionaries define a companion as one who ‘accompanies another’, is an ‘associate in’, or a ‘sharer of’. A secondary definition is a ‘handbook or reference book’; a thing that ‘matches another’. I anticipate that a book called a ‘Companion’ will be company, will allow me to associate, to share, refer, and be matched as though with a real-life companion; a partner. Given that the book is published by a major university press, it is expected that the companion may be more of a mentor than a guide, but still present information in a lively, accessible style.

Bernard Whimpress reviews 'The Cambridge Companion to Cricket' edited by Anthony Bateman and Jeffrey Hill

The Cambridge Companion to Cricket

by Anthony Bateman and Jeffrey Hill

Cambridge University Press, $34.95 pb, 308 pp

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