December 18, 2021

The year of the balls 2008: a cricket disrepsective.

Ta Da.

At the moment the book is available here. (Australians look below) Click on the tag and buy it straight away

Support independent publishing: buy this book on Lulu.

Price: 7 Pounds is the recommended retail type price. You can download the book for 2 quid if that’s your bag.

Postage: On Lulu for postage to the UK & the US it should be about 4 quid.

For other places the price rises, in India/UAE it is 7 quid, South Africa (if someone there actually wants it) it is 5 quid, and for New Zealand it should be about 6.50. If you live somewhere else, congrats, but I can’t work out the postage for everywhere.

Support independent publishing: buy this book on Lulu.

Australia dwellers: The postage on Lulu to Australia is fucking extreme, in about two weeks I will be shipping a ton of books to my Australian cricket with balls’ book distributor, you can obviously buy copies before at the lulu shop, but the postage is around 10 quid which is what I hope the whole book will cost through my Australian Ebay store.

Autographed copies: Some of you sick fuckers may want me to sign your copy, happy to do so. That will bring the total up to 10 quid, not because my signature is worth that much, but because of the fucking around, you will also understand, I hope, that it will take longer to get to you.The autographs can be personalised. Just email me at and i’ll sort ya out.

Competition: If you want to go into the running to win one of 3 signed copies of the book, email us in 200 words or less “how ‘cricket with balls’ is ruining cricket”, and the best three get the book.

Cricket Blogger’s Incentive: You might be thinking, why do I want a cricket with balls book, i write my own blog and I rule. Well how about the fact at the ass end of the book I have included every cricket blog from my cricket blog links who I had up by December 31 2008. So you can buy the book and show your girl, guy, prostitute, mother or parole officer your blog in print. Pretty hot huh.

The book: It is essentially a best of 2008 from this very site. Now I know what you are thinking, I already read every post religiously then print them out and keep them under my pillow. But this has a proper cover, and I have fixed some of the errors. It clocks in at 163 pages, and has all my favourite posts from last year. Unless you are a freak you probably haven’t read every one. Don’t feel obligated to buy it, it isn’t like I have given you thousands of free posts without really profiting enough to buy a nice new suit.

The foreword: Yes it is the real Gideon Haigh, I cannot believe how many people have already asked that. I know I take the piss a little, but I wouldn’t put a bloke’s name on the front if it wasn’t really him. If you want know how I got someone this respected guy to do my foreword, let me just say I can be very persuasive with a crow bar when holding someone’s cat. Self

Published: Essentially this is published by Lulu, but there is no publisher pushing it. The English publishers thought it was too Australian, and the Australian publishers thought it was too International. So I just published it myself, as I think it is the dogs balls. The quality is good, but I do not believe it is quite a 100% professional quality book, more 90%, but at the same time I’m not printing these in my bathroom, Lulu is a professional printer. Why are you still reading this shit, buy the damn book already.