Why don't Americans like cricket

Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf

Strictly speaking, one doesn't really know whether the sport of the English is actually a sport from England. But one thing is certain: the people of the island spread this virus, which today around a billion people worldwide have succumbed to, across the globe.

How did that go? That is just one of many questions this book addresses. What is so fascinating about this game, which is as white as tennis and yet has long been something for everyone? In which a game can go on for five days only to end up in a draw? In which tea breaks are part of good manners? And what is probably the most famous duel in the world is about nothing less than ... ashes.

From the Queen to Mick Jagger to the little man - if you get involved in this game, you won't be indifferent. Maybe it has happened to you too, maybe it will happen soon. This book provides 111 good arguments for it.

  • Around one billion cricketers worldwide
  • No other cricket association is currently growing as rapidly as the German one
  • The author is an expert, was himself a player, coach and official

Brian Fell & Patrick Reichelt
A declaration of love to the most beautiful sport in the world
384 pages | Premium paperback
ISBN 978-3-86265-753-7
Original edition
12.99 EUR (D)


Because cricket got the eleven first. Because one litter can decide so much - or so little. Because the ball is round in cricket too. Because bright minds wear helmets. Because quick toss is simply exhilarating. Because you can play the summer game in winter too. Because cricket can make you a millionaire too. Because tea is simply part of cricket. Because even Hollywood, in its golden age, was addicted to cricket. Because in 1983 the Indian underdogs became the "top dogs". Because Afghanistan made a phenomenal rise in cricket. Because German cricket flourished in the desert. Because Sweden has a cricket rhapsody in the rain.


In recent years, a new wave of immigration has advanced German cricket.

The 2.6 billion cricket lovers who made the 2019 World Cup the most watched cricket event of all time can't be wrong. Cricket has that little something extra. A centuries-old game that is deeply anchored in the modern world.

Whether you are playing the game or just looking at it, you need information. It's a nice feeling to be something of a pioneer and to collect exactly this background in a book. As you can imagine, from hundreds of years of cricket events and experiences, you have to be pretty picky to pick 111 reasons - there would be so many more. Brian Fell