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Saturday 9 December 2017

Book List: Cricket

Howzat! It's the word that can be heard shouted from the field in the middle of a professional cricket match, and across the suburbs as backyard cricket matches are played in summer. For the sports-mad cricketer in your family, here are some books to get them reading when they're not batting, bowling or fielding.

Aussies vs England: Game On! (Mighty Mitch #1) By Mitchell Starc, Scholastic Australia, $9.99, 9781742763194

The Big Switch (The Kaboom Kid #1) by David Warner with JV McGee and illustrated by Jules Faber, Simon & Schuster Australia, $14.99, 9781925030785 (Read our review)

Boomerang and Bat: The Story of the Real First Eleven by Mark Greenwood and illustrated by Terry Denton, Allen & Unwin, $29.99, 9781743319246 (Read our review)

Switch Hit Showdown (Big Bash League #1) by Michael Panckridge, Random House Australia, $14.99, 9780143782193

Against the Spin (The Legend Series) by Michael Panckridge, Ford Street Publishing, $14.95, 9781925272499

Lucky Break (Glenn Maxwell Series #1) by Glenn Maxwell and Patrick Loughlin, Random House Australia, $14.99, 9780857986078

Cricket (Sporty Kids) by Felice Arena and illustrated by Tom Jellett, Penguin Books Australia, $9.99, 9780143309093

Pocket Rocket (Elysse Perry) by Sherryl Clark with Ellyse Perry, Random House Australia, $14.99, 9780143781240

Meet Don Bradman (Meet series) by Coral Vass and illustrated by Brad Howe, Random House Australia, $16.99, 9781925324907 (Read our review)

Maximum Maxx! (Maxx Rumble Cricket) by Michael Wagner and illustrated by Terry Denton, Walker Books Australia, $24.99, 9781922077806

The Interghouls Cricket Cup (Horror High #2) by Paul Stafford, Random House Australia, $14.99, 9781741660456

Diary of a Cricket God (Diary of a series) by Shamini Flint and illustrated by Sally Heinrich, Allen & Unwin, $9.99, 9781742378268

Grug Plays Cricket (Grug) by Ted Prior, Simon & Schuster Australia, $5.99, 9780731814039