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Summary

Bloomsbury presents Crickonomics by Stefan Szymanski and Tim Wigmore, read by David Thorpe.

An engaging tour of the modern game from an award-winning journalist and the economist who co-authored the bestselling Soccernomics

Why does England rely on private schools for their batters—but not their bowlers? How did demographics shape India’s rise? Why have women often been the game’s great innovators? Why does South Africa struggle to produce Black Test batters? And how does the weather impact who wins? 

Crickonomics explores all of this and much more—including how Jayasuriya and Gilchrist transformed Test batting but T20 didn’t; English cricket’s great missed opportunity to have a league structure like football; why batters are paid more than bowlers; how Afghanistan is transforming German cricket; what the rest of the world can learn from New Zealand and even the Barmy Army’s importance to Test cricket. 

This incisive audiobook will entertain and surprise all cricket lovers. It might even change how you watch the game.

©2022 Stefan Szymanski and Tim Wigmore (P)2022 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

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Interesting Content, better as a book!

A bit of a tough one to review, the content is really interesting and I would recommend to any cricket fan however there are numerous occasions where you will be sat for anywhere between 5-10 minutes with nothing but line after line of a table being read out which is not only monotonous but also less impactful as unless you have a great memory it's very hard to compare the stats to those read out 5 minutes ago!

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This is data-driven insight so it’s very good. It’s also a state of the “nation”. Well worth the effort…

There is. I way ever that hearing someone read out a data table will be fun. The insights are good though. If you love the game it’ll tell you quite a bit about the idiots who run it…