On Warne by Gideon Haigh

Reviewed by
December 2012–January 2013, no. 347
Gideon Haigh: On Warne

On Warne

by Gideon Haigh

Hamish Hamilton, $35 hb, 211 pp, 9780670076604

On Warne by Gideon Haigh

Reviewed by
December 2012–January 2013, no. 347

In his The Art of Wrist-Spin Bowling (1995), Peter Philpott remarks: ‘If there is one factor in spin bowling which all spinners should accept … it is the concept that the ball should be spun hard. Not rolled, not gently turned, but flicked, ripped, fizzed.’ Richie Benaud agrees: ‘Spin it fiercely. Spin it hard.’ The intensity of the grip that produces ‘fizz’ will also often result in the ball either floating high and free in the air or thumping into the pitch a few yards ahead of the popping crease.

Gideon Haigh: On Warne

On Warne

by Gideon Haigh

Hamish Hamilton, $35 hb, 211 pp, 9780670076604

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