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Saturday, 13 December 2014

Review for the Supreme Court Library for Queensland

My book Court & Bowled has now been reviewed for the Supreme Court Library of Queensland.  The review states among other things:

"This book delivers on its promise, serving the reader with a collection of tales about cricket broadly related in some way or another to the law. This book will be of interest not only to those with a keen interest in cricket, but to any reader who will enjoy a well written and lively collection of tales often as much about human failings and politics as about cricket"

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Review in the Times

My book is chosen in the Times today by the former Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge, as his recommended read for the festive season.  His review can be found at p 63 of the print edition and online (££) here: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/law/article4293452.ece

He describes the book as "thoughtful and well-written" and says that it is "an interesting, serious study of problems arising beyond the boundary ropes". He also says "Most intriguing is the meticulous analysis of incidents or events of high drama when cricket assumed an importance far more than a beloved game.  The writer addresses all these with judicial impartiality, carefully maintaining a distinction between his narrative account of facts and personal and acute observations".

More details of the book can be found on the sidebar on the left of this blog.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Sport and the courts

An interesting story here about whether a sporting referee's decision can be reviewed in the courts, something I have considered at greater length in my book.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Book review of Court & Bowled

The current issue of the New Law Journal has a review of my book Court & Bowled.  The review is available behind a paywall here.

The free extract on the site provides: "Wilson uses the traditional skills of the lawyer to dissect the intricacies of the laws of cricket and the spirit of the game"