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Maxx Rumble Cricket: Maximum Maxx by Michael Wagner drawn by Terry Denton

January 2, 2013

Maxximum maxxMaxximum Maxx by Michael Wagner. drawn by Terry Denton. Pub. black dog books, 2013.

I would have loved to read these when I was in primary school, they are funny, informative and they are about cricket. Reluctant boy readers will thrive on them.

This is all 8 books about the Stone Valley Saints cricket team. It takes you through the season as they play a number of aptly named teams like The Princely Pigdogs, The Outhouse Rodents and The Dodgy Duffers.

All the 25 over games are described with the rules of cricket sometimes bent to indescribable levels and humour extracted from every aspect of cricket. Take Martin Vettori captain of the Kreepie Crawlies the captain who is a bit crazy and possesses a two headed coin.

After every game the league table is drawn up giving points and  net Run rate. Before every book there is a tip about playing cricket and they are very good advice.

Terry Denton’s drawings are once again a sight to behold. He captures everything about the game and shows up the absurdities as well.

The two authors also have a similar series on footy. The books can be bought singlely as well as in this compendium.

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