The Physics of Cricket (eBook)
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Alexander Grayston: Cricket and Physics Fan
What a joy to finally see the vagaries of the glorious game, known as cricket, tackled head on in this brilliant and concise attempt to shed the uncompromising light of science on all of its mysteries and wonders. Written with a genuine warmth and passion for the intricacies of the sport, this book does not fail to deliver in its attempt to delve into the murky world of spin, swing and stats to reveal its innermost secrets.
Whether you are a dedicated player looking to improve their game, or an enthusiastic follower captured by its charm, you will find the contents of The Physics Of Cricket a useful and informative insight into all of the questions the game has posed since its inception. Utilising the full range of theories and practises that modern science can offer, in a complete and unifying approach the author begins to lay bare all of the innate workings that captivate and fascinate players and spectators the world over.
Along with the usual host of formulae and diagrams to draw upon the book is punctuated with a series of historical examples and personal anecdotes, providing not only context for what is being studied but also conveying the author’s passion and love for cricket. This elevates the book from a mere academic exercise into something more personal that allows the reader to be drawn in without feeling like they are being bludgeoned with impenetrable scientific terminology or working.
The result is an engaging and fascinating resource that can be returned to again and again
In its quest to explore all the minutiae of the sport this delightful book itself unfolds much like a good game of cricket: endlessly compelling.
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