Bowling Through India

Bowling Through India A blokes weekend away Yarns jokes sledging The usual guy time thing right But for five Kiwi chaps a high country farmer a radio DJ a businessman a photographer and a shoestring traveller nicknam

  • Title: Bowling Through India
  • Author: JustinBrown
  • ISBN: 9781869791551
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Paperback
  • A blokes weekend away Yarns, jokes, sledging The usual guy time thing, right But for five Kiwi chaps a high country farmer, a radio DJ, a businessman, a photographer and a shoestring traveller nicknamed Blanket Boy things get a bit extreme when they decide to go to India To play cricket From Kolkata to Agra, Darjeeling to Delhi, they take to the pitch inA blokes weekend away Yarns, jokes, sledging The usual guy time thing, right But for five Kiwi chaps a high country farmer, a radio DJ, a businessman, a photographer and a shoestring traveller nicknamed Blanket Boy things get a bit extreme when they decide to go to India To play cricket From Kolkata to Agra, Darjeeling to Delhi, they take to the pitch in the weirdest of locations to face off against kids who can bat and bowl like demons Along the way the Black Craps, as they name their team, learn about life, love, death, compassion and the fascination of India.A book about travel, humour, mateship and the love of cricket that unites people whatever their age, race and station, Bowling Through India is an endearing and affecting read.

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    About "JustinBrown"

    1. JustinBrown

      Justin Brown is a bestselling author and radio host He wrote his first book when he was seven years old complete with ISBN number and recommended retail price but waited a few decades to publish the travel memoir UK on a G String More adventures followed, inspiring Teed Off in the USA and Bowling Through India, the latter winning Whitcoulls Travel Book of the Year 2009 Having penned the successful Speak series, Justin began writing chapter books for kids and was surprised how much he enjoyed it The Magic Carwash, Runawayland and the sporty adventures of Mike Cool As You Like have proved very popular in schools His first junior novel Shot, Boom, Score published by Allen and Unwin is out now.Justin has written 25 books five of which are bestsellers and also co hosts the Classic Hits 97.4 breakfast show in Auckland, New Zealand which will explain why he s tired When he s not writing, Justin hangs out with his family, plays the ukulele, watches plays sport and tries to beat his old man at Words With Friends.

    411 thoughts on “Bowling Through India”

    1. I glared down the pitch at a bowler with 'Get lucky with an Irish Boy' plastered on his shirt. I had to pinch myself. I was in India, on an Indian pitch, facing an Indian bowler - albeit a ten-year-old.Five mates from New Zealand venture to India for the express purpose of playing cricket. I probably would have enjoyed this more if I understood the least thing about the game, but for non-sport's fans the author offers a decent travelogue with terrific descriptions of the native culture, its hist [...]


    2. Very matey and masculine but I couldn't put this down. 5 NZ guys go on a tour of India, playing cricket with the locals being their focal point. Very funny, very entertaining and like anything I read about India, it makes me want to go. Thoroughly recommended. I read it in one day. Mind you I did very little else :)


    3. I enjoy cricket and travel writing, but I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I had expected I would. It might be because I haven’t travelled through the sub-continent and wasn’t able to relate this to my own experiences. With that being said, it's still a good book and I lent it to my father-in-law who really enjoyed it.


    4. You just know how this is going to go when you hear that these guys named their team "the Black Craps". Always interesting, sometimes hilarious, this is an account of 5 Kiwi guys on holiday in India, whose aim is to avoid visiting the usual tourist carpet shops and play cricket with local kids in as many locations as possible. They end up in some weird situations, playing with improvised equipment, catching the local lurgies and having a great time. I have called this non-fiction, though I suspe [...]




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