The Game's The Thing
A Record of Cricket Experience
by M. A. Noble
Cassell and Company, 1926 [First Edition], black and white photographic frontispiece, black and white photographic plates, diagrams, green cloth hardcover
Very Good Condition, edge and shelf wear with rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, some wear to spine with small tears and rubbing, previous owners gift inscription to front fly-leaf, age toned pages, minor foxing, (see photographs)
From the Preface: " This is not a text-book on cricket. Text-books are all very well in their way but, so far as cricket is concerned, I have not much faith in them. You cannot teach the game by rule of thumb. You may lay down general principles in such works, but in order to be really useful a separate guide would have to be written for every individual cricketer, because each is virtually a law unto himself. .. I have decided here to set down - partly as a duty and partly as a pleasure - some of the things I have learned during my thirty years' association with the game and those who play it. A knowledge of the fruits of that experience will, I feel sure, be helpful to the great army of cricketers, young and old, of this and, I hope, of future generations..."