Well, I don't know about that. Cricket is in a bad place right now. But writing about cricket has given Berry great pleasure over his life, so that is something. His writing is light, witty and sometimes passionate. There are chapters on the language of cricket, the role of numbers, its ethics, aesthetics, psychology and philosophy, and the growth of the game all over the world. For those who wish to remember cricket as something nice, not the awful travesty it has become.
Shortlisted for the MCC/Cricket Association Book of the Year. Scyld Berry draws on his experiences as a cricket writer of forty years to produce new insights and unfamiliar historical angles on the game, along with moving reflections on episodes from his own life. The author covers a range of themes including cricket in different areas of the world, and abstract concepts such as language, numbers, ethics and psychology; Scyld Berry relishes the joys cricket provides and is convinced of the positive effect it can have in people's lives. Cricket: The Game of Life is an inspiring book that reminds readers why they love the game and prompts them to look at it in a new way.