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    • ISBN:9780600636458
    • Publication date:05 Sep 2019

You Are the Umpire

By John Holder
Illustrated by Paul Trevillion

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300 cricketing conundrums for you to solve.

How well do you know your cricket?
Do you think you could be the man at the stumps making the right decisions?

Put your umpiring skills and knowledge to the ultimate test with this collection of 300 dilemmas from legendary
artist Paul Trevillion. With expert text from renowned first-class umpire John Holder and a variety of complex
and occasionally bizarre scenarios for you to adjudicate on, this is an addictive and absorbing read.

With questions covering everything from handling off-field incidents to deciding when to signal a no-ball, these
sporting conundrums will keep cricket fans entertained for hours.

For anyone who has ever disputed an umpire's call, it's your turn to decide.

Biographical Notes

Paul Trevillion is a world-famous sports artist, recognized as the 'Leonardo of Line' and the 'Master of Movement'. He is best known for his 1960s 'Roy of the Rovers' comic art realism and for being the creator of the iconic 'You Are the Ref' referee conundrum comic strip. Trevillion has met and drawn many of the sport's biggest names, and his work has appeared in museums, galleries and almost every national newspaper in the UK.


John Holder spent 22 years as a high-class umpire. His umpiring career included 11 tests, his first being in 1988 when England played Sri Lanka and his last at Lords when England played Australia in 2001. In 2019, he was awarded the Cricket Society's Ian Jackson award for his contribution and commitment to cricket.

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  • ISBN: 9780600635741
  • Publication date: 05 Sep 2019
  • Page count: 160
  • Imprint: Hamlyn
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