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Still An Ordinary Spectator

John Rigg

Five More Years of Watching Sport

Still An Ordinary Spectator

£16.99

ISBN 9781781326503

Published Jul 2017

Paperback
244 x 170 (306 pages)

The final factor was the crowd, of course. As ever, the vast majority paid close attention to the evolving rhythm of the dayís play. However, it is a well-known fact that, whilst doing so, there are many within a Yorkshire crowd who also like a bit of a natter. Many spectators do sit in silence. But a sizeable proportion natters.

In this follow-up to his award-winning book An Ordinary Spectator: 50 Years of Watching Sport, John Rigg presents a collection of his wide-ranging sports writing over the last five years.

Still An Ordinary Spectator: Five More Years of Watching Sport captures the thrill of watching some of the best sportsmen of the modern era Ė Rory McIlroy, Robert Lewandowski, Cameron Smith et al Ė at the top of their game. But itís not all star athletes; John also introduces the reader to the casual acquaintances he has encountered and the local sporting events he has watched during this most recent stage of his long sports-spectating journey.

From high-school American football in San Antonio to club cricket in Saltaire, the book reflects on sportís inherent capacity to act as a barometer of the society around it with a rich combination of contemporary detail and historical digression.

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