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Rain Men: The Madness of Cricket By Marcus Berkmann Rain Men The Madness of Cricket This text is aimed at the cricket devotee at the person who listens to the Test Match special on a motorway and narrowly avoids crashing whenever someone takes a wicket at the weekend player who happi
  • Title: Rain Men: The Madness of Cricket
  • Author: Marcus Berkmann
  • ISBN: 9780349107424
  • Page: 399
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rain Men: The Madness of Cricket By Marcus Berkmann This text is aimed at the cricket devotee at the person who listens to the Test Match special on a motorway and narrowly avoids crashing whenever someone takes a wicket at the weekend player who happily gives up his valuable afternoon to be given out for 0 by an umpire who can t quite remember the lbw law and at anyone who has ever worshipped at the shrine of Richie BenThis text is aimed at the cricket devotee at the person who listens to the Test Match special on a motorway and narrowly avoids crashing whenever someone takes a wicket at the weekend player who happily gives up his valuable afternoon to be given out for 0 by an umpire who can t quite remember the lbw law and at anyone who has ever worshipped at the shrine of Richie Benaud.
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    1. Marcus Berkmann

      Marcus Berkmann was educated at Highgate School and Worcester College in Oxford in the UK He began his career as a freelance journalist, contributing to computer and gaming magazines such as Your Sinclair In the 1990s, he had stints as television critic for the Daily Mail and the Sunday Express, and has written a monthly pop music column for The Spectator since 1987.With his schoolfriend Harry Thompson, Berkmann scripted the BBC Radio comedy Lenin of the Rovers He came to prominence with his novel Rain Men 1995 , which humorously chronicles the formation and adventures of his own cricket touring team, the Captain Scott Invitation XI.Berkmann has continued to write newspaper and cricket magazine columns, such as the Last Man In column on the back page of Wisden Cricket Monthly, while producing a number of critically well received humorous books.In Brain Men 1999 , he applied his sardonic observations to the world of pub quizzes, adopting a similar approach to Fatherhood 2005 In 2005, Berkmann released Zimmer Men, a quasi sequel to Rain Men describing his transition into middle age with cricket.Berkmann is also credited as being part of the writing team of the BBC Three comedy show Monkey Dust, and compiler of the Dumb Britain column in Private Eye magazine In 2009, he set up the quiz company Brain Men with Stephen Arkell and Chris Pollikett.A Shed of One s Own Midlife Without the Crisis was serialised by BBC Radio 4 in its Book of the Week slot during 2012 A fan of Star Trek since its first British screening by the BBC in 1969, Set Phasers to Stun 50 Years of Star Trek, aimed at the general reader, was published in March 2016.

    140 Comments

    1. Short review from memory until I re read and re review at a later date Interesting book about a team of cricketeers and that s all I remember My abiding memory, however, and bloody hell it cracked me up, is Last of the Summer Wides and also Youth Policy Nostalgic, I think.


    2. reading this again, after several years, i find myself crying with laughter again And the best thing is the belgians just dont get it, so they think i m cracking up Funniest sports book i ve ever read.


    3. The author begins the book on a very high note he compares cricket with a fundamentalist religion and gives very plausible juxtapositions that all cricket fans must have made at least once in their lives The author writes in the first chapter Non believers cannot understand how anyone could allow themselves to fall under the spell of a mere game and also adds thus Cricket is a matter of faith Either you believe, or you don t believe There s no rational explanation Rain Men gradually starts getti [...]


    4. Hands down the funniest book on cricket Berkmann sweeps us from away from the comforts of our living room straight to the lush green fields in England Where we participate in Sunday village cricket matches and encounter highly eccentric characters, captains requesting you play with 12 players because he made an error in counting, fielders who drift away to square leg when asked to field in the covers, a few perennially angry fast bowlers and players who only play for the lunch time cakes and sco [...]


    5. There s nothing like a good cricket book for the start of the World Cup Bloody hilarious account of a self described cricket tragic who couldn t find a team to play for, so created his own Love the references to all the English cricketers of old, like Derek Randall and Chris Tavare underachievers and unconventional but proud of them because they re English The Captain Scott Invitational XI sounds hilarious, especially all the characters, whose duplicates seem to inhabit every team I ve played fo [...]


    6. A book that would appeal to middle class white Englishmen, who were in their early to mid thirties in the early to mid 1990s, who are fanatical about cricket, have an extensive knowledge of British popular culture from the 1960s to the early to mid 1990s, and like self deprecating humour As such a very niche market but, as it happens, a niche that I fit all too snugly within Berkmann is witty, and writes well, but the conceit doesn t quite hold up and the book could have been shorter and just as [...]


    7. Very, very funny Cricket fans of a certain age will appreciate this than the younger, as it is now 15 years old.However, if you remember Peter West, Chris Tavare or Derek Randle, if you have ever watched on the TV with the sound down whilst listening to TMS or have played amature cricket to any degree, then your in


    8. There are some books you should not read in bed, so as not to keep your partner awake wondering why you are laughing so much whilst reading a book on cricket So Rain Man finds that chord which strikes resonance in those who love the summer game, says he on a December day whilst England play a test match A good read on the boundary past and present.


    9. Simply didn t connect with it Sure amusing but the team the author plays for is clearly a wealthy middle class affair tours to Indian and Hugh grant etc that the village cricket I play




    10. This book is absolutely fantastic, combining the twin themes of professional and amatur cricket in a novel and enjoyable way Very funny too


    11. just couldn t make it all the way through The cricket insight was fun and very dry, self deprecating style, but enough after awhile.



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