Marine Sports of Mumbai (India)

Marine Sports offer a wide variety of cricket books, a few of which we stock and the rest can be obtained to order (subject to any copyright restrictions) - one recent major thread has been the subject of corruption in cricket, about which there are several titles at the bottom of the page.   Customers can pay Acumen Books in Sterling although despatch may be from India or you can deal direct with .  

Tom Smith (at Rs 300.00) & MCC Law Books (in English, Hindi Rs50.00 and Marathi) have been reprinted under licence in the Indian sub-continent and can be obtained by local customers direct from Marine Sports.   Please mention Acumen Books when ordering direct. now have their own web site.

Descriptions (newest first) have been supplied by Marine Sports and are reproduced in good faith by Acumen Books, who cannot accept responsibility for any inaccuracies therein.   Currency conversion rate will be advised at time of order - recently Ł1=60Rs or Ł1.67=100Rs approximately but remember p&p will be added).   NB Some titles may be subject to export restrictions for copyright or other legal reasons.

The Marine Sports, 63A, Gokhale Road (North), Dadar Mumbai 400 028, Tel: 4321047, 4366916.

stocked Description of recent publications
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Bill Monkau (Netherlands) has written a book for the forthcoming World Cup
and this will be published by Marine Sports - more details soon.
pages. Rs./-

World Cup Cricket Quiz: C.S.Sobti


World Cup (Marathi): Adinath Harvande: Rs.45.00
World Cup Contest: (Marathi): Ravindra Patkar. 60.00
Dholagiri Book of World Cup Cricket (1975-2003): Sushil Doshi. Rs.125.00


Mark Waugh ­ The Biography : James Knight. Rs1480/-
Over and Out ­ Cricket umpires tell their stories: John Gascoigne. Rs.1100/-
The Best of Bevan ­ The World’s finest One-Day cricketer recalls his most memorable matches: Michael Bevan. Rs.1180/-
Great Australian Cricket Stories: Neil Marks. Rs.1180/-
All About World Cup Cricket: Dickie Bird, Wasim Akram, K.Srikkanth, Bob Woolmer, Clayton Murzello, Amol Muzumdar: Rs.125.00
The Ultimate World Cup Cricket Quiz: Mudar Patherya & Ravikant Srivastava: 125.00

28jan03 27jan03

2003 World Cup Cricket: Rahul Singhal Rs.250.00
Jewel of India ­ A Biography of Sachin Tendulkar: Aunshuman Gaekwad Rs.799.00
The Penguin India 2003 World Cup Cricket Companion: Qaiser Mohammad Ali. Pb. 150.00
India Today World Cup Special 2003 Collector’s Edition 50.00
Outlook World Cup 2003 Collector’s Edition 30.00


A set of 40 CDs containing:
Sachin’s 100’s Against – Sri Lanka, England-1993 – Amarnath Beneficiary (3 VCD’s),
India vs Pakistan (Sharjah) – vs Zimbabwe (Benoni) – vs South Africa – Final (3 VCD’s), Australia vs India 1998 –
Bangalore/Cochin/ Kanpur (3 VCD’s), India vs England 1996 – Sachin at 100
Edgebaston & Trent Bridge (3 VCD’s), Australia in India (Calcutta Test 1998)
– Sachin 100 in Chennai (3 VCD’s), Coca-Cola Cup Sharjah – 1998 Final,
India vs Australia Part – 2 (3 VCD’s),
Diana Princes of Wales – Charity Part –1 & 2 (6 VCD’s),
India vs Australia Sydney – 1992,
India vs South Africa Sydney – 1992 (3 VCD’s),
India vs England Manchester – 1990 (3 VCD’s),
India vs Australia Dhaka – 1998 (3 VCD’s),
Coca-Cola Cup Sharjah – 1998 Final – India vs Zimbabwe Part-1 (3 VCD’s),
Coca-Cola Cup Sharjah – 1998 Final – India vs Zimbabwe Part-2 (3 VCD’s),
Tendulkar vs Warne – Sharjah 142 & 100 at Madras (3 VCD’s). Rs.4800.00
Wills One Day Cricket
History of One Day Cricket in the world includes Packers Controversies Richards 189 not out, 1983 World Cup, India’s Sharjah and Benson & Hedges triumphs including the Miandad spectacular 6 off the last ball and Imran’s 6 for 14. Chetan Sharma’s hat-trick, Gavaskar’s 100 off 85 balls and many more Rs.300.00

Natwest Champions Trophy India vs England Finals
India’s splendid victory in the Natwest Series was largely built around the exceptional batting form of the middle order. Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Mohammad Kaif all played match-winning knocks but the star of the line-up was Yuvraj Singh. Rs.300.00

Dickie Birds Greatest Cricketing Moments
Dickie Bird, master umpire who became cricket’s most popular character, is back behind the stumps for a revealing look at the greatest men, moments and matches in the history of the game. From Bradman to Lara, Hutton to Sobers, Lillie to Gough and Laker to Warne this is a cricketing collector’s treasure chest of all the best
(and some of the silliest) moments since bat was first laid against ball. Rs.300.00

Cricket Coaching Clinic – Frank Tyson
Whether you’re an experienced player or a novice, this is unique to let some of the world’s greatest players help you with your game Rs.300.00

Real Fitness: Dr. Dilip Nadkarni Rs.100.00
Mid Day World Cup Cricket '03 - A Statistical Survey 1975-1999 with a preview to the 2003 edition: Sudhir Vaidya Rs.100.00
Great Moments in the World Cup Cricket: Devendra Prabhugaonkar 250.00
The Story of the 1983 World Cup: PR Mansingh. 250.00
Peter Murray's World Cup Cricket: Rajesh Kumar & Inder Vikram Singh 595.00
One Day International: The Complete Record Books: Rajneesh Gupta 250.00
early 2003
Dec 2002
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack Australia 2002-03
pages. Rs.2000/-
Dec 2002
Pocket Wisden Australia 2002-03
pages. Rs.600/-
Dec 2002
Remembering Bradman: Margaret Geddes.
pages. Rs.1600/-
Dec 2002
Warne's World: Louis Nowra.
page. Rs.800/-
Dec 2002
One Day international ­ A Complete Record Book : Rajneesh Gupta.
pages. Rs.250/-
Dec 2002
World Cup Cricket by Peter Murray, Rajesh Kumar & Indra Vikram Singh
The book provides all cricket enthusiasts with detailed statistics enthusiasts with detailed statistics on each previous event since 1975. This book includes team prospects profiles of star players, a World Cup Cricket Quiz, Trivia and a complete programme for the 2003 event.
Hardbound, ill 184 pages, Rs.495/-
Dec 2002
Inside Edge Angus Fontaine covers the entire Ashes preview 2002.
Top Australian stories and preview including the World Cup 2003 from the Australian angle. A tribute to Warne, Gilchrist, Lehman & Waugh.
Paperback, ill. 129 pages, Rs.560/-
Dec 2002
Don Bradman ­ Challenging the Myth Brett Hutchins
This fascinating book takes a very different look at Australia's most popular sporting hero, Sir Donald Bradman. Unlike the mostly reverent literature on 'The Don', this book explains how his iconic status was created and sustained, and what his popularity and heroism say about the meaning of Australian nationhood.
Hardbound, 216 pages, Rs.1600/-
Dec 2002
Bradmans of the Bush ­ The legends and larrikins of Australian bush cricket Ken Piesse & Alf Wilson
- captures the irreverence and humour of Australian bush cricket, and celebrates the skills of the legions of dedicated players who were never lured to the city, and the early exploits of some who were ­ like Bradman himself. From hilarious happenings to an all-time best Australian XI, there are tales here to delight and inform every cricket lover.
Paperback, 256 pages, Rs.1120/-
Dec 2002
Brightly Fades the Don J. H. Fingleton
- the author places the final laurels on the brow of the greatest batsman of the century, if not of all time; one as he says "with whom not even Dr Grace, not even Jack Hobbs, not even Victor Trumper, could compare as an amasser of runs and for his almost miraculous consistency." This is a book for the cricketing enthusiast, because it treats in a careful, proffessional and analytical manner the deeds and prowess of Sir Donald on his last great tour, and those of his men during a record-breaking one. A most unusual collection of pen-pictures by distinguished cricket lovers, including a British judge and a former Australian prime minister, adds to the charm of the narritive.
Hardbound, ill. 230 pages, Rs.1920/-
Dec 2002
Cricket Masala by Mark Ray
­ the Hindi word means 'a blend of spices' ­ is an evocative photographic documentary of the game at all levels and stages, from the Khyber Pass to Lord's, from youngsters joyfully swinging bats on the beaches of the suburbs continent to the Test matches in Melbourne and Mumbai.
Hardbound, ill. 143 pages, Rs.1500/-
Controversies in Indian cricket from 1932, right through the CK, Merchant and Gavaskar era, until it reached its height with Kapil and Azhar, the observation are remarkable.
Bound. illustrated, 390 page. Rs.500/-
West Indies tour of India 2002-03 by Pradeep Vijayakar
Complete preview of West Indies tour of India includes Test clashes in text
and statistics including ODI statistics by Charanpal Sobti and Rajneesh
Gupta. Also articles by Dicky Rutnagur and Tom Alter plus profiles.
Paperback 112 pages. Rs.100/-
The New Encyclopaedia of Golf: Malcolm Campbell. Bd. Rs.1800.00
Kap-tain of the Century ­ Kapil Dev: Rahul Singhal. Pb. Rs.195.00
Ultimate Football: Ivor Baddiel. Pb. 320.00
The Business of Winning ­ A Manager’s Guide to Building a Championship
Team at Work: Robert Evangelista. Pb. Rs.295.00
A CORNER OF A FOREIGN FIELD ­ The Indian History of a British Sports
Ramchandra Guha
A Corner of a Foreign Field seamlessly interweaves biography with history, the lives of famous or forgotten cricketers with wider processes of social change. C. K. Nayudu and Sachin Tendulkar naturally figure in this book, but so too, in arresting and unexpected ways, do Mahatma Gandhi and Muhammad Ali Jinah. The Indian careers of those great English cricketers Lord Harris and D. R. Jardine provide a window into the operations of Empire. The remarkable life of India’s first great slow bowler, Palwankar Baloo, introduces the reader to the still-unfinished struggle against caste discrimination. Later chapters explore the competition between Hindu and Muslim cricketers in colonial India and the destructive passions now provoked when India plays Pakistan.
A Corner of a Foreign Field is also a beautifully written meditation on the ramifications of sports in society at large.
Bound, ill. 496 pages. Rs.495.00
The A-Z of Bradman by Alan Eason
Every fact you ever wanted to know about the Don and many you would never have imagined.
Paperback, 336 pages. Rs.1480/-

Test Cricket in Australia 1877-2002  - The Test Match Archive
Compiled by Charles Davis   (Numbered and autographed copy)
The Test Match Archive is a reference volume of Test cricket for the 21st Century. Scorecards of every Test played in Australia up to 2002 are included, enhanced wherever possible with the level of statistical detail that has become normal or standard around the cricket world.
Hardbound. Rs.3300/-

Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2002.       Rs1915.00

Game of Memories - A Cricket Anthology: A. Prasanna Kumar       90.00

Jargonbusting Mastering the Art of Cricket: Simon Hughes        460.00
A good clean set of WISDEN CRICKETERS ALMANACK 1900 to 2002 (102 editions) are available, single owner some bound, some limp and very few rebound. Commission and Shipping extra.   The seller is looking for Rs.5 lakh for the set, individuals, libraries, institutes interested please contact us immediately.
The cricket annual considered the bible for any hard-core cricket enthusiasts with the usual features packed in between its covers. Also separately is THE BEST 40 LEADING CRICKETERS OF THE WORLD. Which is given free with every copy.  
Hardback, illustrated. Rs.1915.00

Sachin ­ The Story of the Worlds Greatest Batsmen by Gulu Ezekiel.
Paperback, illustrated. Rs.250.00

Bradman’s Best by Roland Perry
Paperback, illustrated. Rs.385.00

The Picador Book of Cricket by Ramchandra Guha
Paperback, Rs.295.00

Glances at Perfection ­ The story of Indian cricket techniques by Rajan Bala
Paperback, Rs.175.00

Book Bargain
KAPIL DEV ­ Triumph of the Spirit
Paperback, illustrated. Originally Rs.1800/-. Special price Rs.400/-.
Inside Edge Yearbook 2002. Pb.  Rs.560.00
Achrekar Sir: Sanjeev Padhye. Pb. (in Marathi)  150.00

Sachin: Gulu Ezekiel. Pb.       250.00
Sachin Tendulkar Masterful: Peter Murray & Ashish Shukla        395.00
Glances at Perfection - The Story of India cricket technique by Rajan Bala. Pb. 175.00
Cricket War Plus Shooting: K. R. Wadhwaney. Pb. 95.00
The Romance of World Cup Cricket 1975-2003: by K. R. Wadhwaney. Pb.    150.00
Guts & Glory - The Bombay Cricket Story: Sandeep Bamzai. Pb.    100.00
The Official Guide Book 2002 FIFA World Cup     150.00

Book Bargain
Botham My Autobiography - Ian Botham. Bd.
                Originally Ł15.99 now 295.00

India Australia 2001- The Greatest Test Series Ever:
        145 minutes in 2 Cd’s   Rs.750.00

The preview to the 2002 World Cup Football at Korea and Japan with the profiles of the all the players along with the statistics. Fully illustrated in colour.

Paperback Rs.150.00

GLANCES AT PERFECTION ­ The story of Indian cricket technique
Rajan Bala

Ever since Ranji played the leg glance and Duleep the late cut, Indian cricket technique has been known to have a character of its own. Rajan Bala tells the story of the men and ideas that shaped this character.

Paperback 143 pages, Rs.175.00

SACHIN- The Story of the World Greatest Batsman
by Gulu Ezekiel

He is a god in India and people believe luck shines in his hands... It is beyond chaos - it is a frantic appeal by a nation to one man.
- Mathew Hayden on Sachin

In the twelve years that he has been in the public eye, Sachin Tendulkar has been explosive on the cricket field and just as reticent off it. He was barely fifteen years old when he first wrote his name into the record books with a stupendous 664-run partnership with his childhood friend Vinod Kambli. Two year later, he struck his first century in first-class cricket. At eighteen, he became the second youngest man to make a hundred in international cricket, and after that there was no looking back. Records tumbled by the wayside as he captivated audiences first in his home city of Mumbai, then in the rest of India and all over the cricket-playing world. Today, Sachin is widely accepted as the worldąs finest batsman, with impeccable technique, an incredible array of strokes, and maturity far beyond his years. His teammates and friends swear by him, his fans worship him and there are few, if any, critics of his game or his temperament.

Ř        Authoritative biography of India's greatest sports icon
Ř        with complete and detailed statistics: innings by innings
Ř       400 pages plus a photo section

Paperback 400 pages, Rs.250.00

Official World Cup 2002 T-shirts rubber printing ­ Cotton Rs.395.00.

Team Jerseys ­ Acrylic Rs.250.00.
Sudhir Vaidya OFFERS
I am a keen connoisseur of cricket and have been compiling cricket records and statistics for the last 45 years.  I have, besides a good collection of books on the game, a number of handwritten, typewritten and computerised records of world Test Cricket, One-day Internationals and first-class cricket in India ever since inception of the game.  Bill Frindall of BBC and Wisden, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, Victor Isaacs, Philip Bailey, and many others from England in this field are very well
aware of my contribution on records and stastistics of cricket and my collection as well.

With my advancing age, I find it rather difficult to keep pace with the frequency of matches all over the world, and hence I would like to dispose of all my records and files and books, very soon.

I would like to know if you would be interested to buy all my precious record on world cricket.  I shall send you a list of books and files that I have been able to compile over the last 45 years to enable you to quote for the collection.  Would you please, in the meanwhile, let me know your interest in my valuable collection, which is though predominently on Indian Cricket, comprises of everything on cricket.
Cricket War Plus Shooting: K. R. Wadhwaney
­ the recent and early controversies in cricket from players, officials and
the authorities. A good account in cricket history

Paperback. 102 pages. Rs.95.00

The Romance of World Cup Cricket 1975-2003
­ the history of cricket World Cups from inception to preview the World Cup
to be held in South Africa. A good history and brief description of the

Paperback. 224 pages. Rs.150.00
This is to advise that the Hindi edition of MCC LAWS OF CRICKET Rs.50.00 is just released. This would be a good contribution to the development of the
game among the Hindi speaking cricket fraternity specially the umpires. The
translation is done by Charanpal Sobti a senior journalist for cricket
literature in Hindi.

Also released is a pictorial biography SACHIN TENDULKAR MASTERFUL by Peter Murray and Ashish Shukla. Hardbound, large format. 168 pages fully in colour. Rs.395.00.
The Picador Book of Cricket: Ramchandra Guha from Arlott to Wooldridge the
best of cricket literature.

Paperback 476 pages. Rs.295.00
Limca Book of Records 2002
Vijay Ghose

Do Indians think in superlatives? Do we dream more than others? Are we more
ambitious, more anxious to win accolades? There is a measure of truth in the
answers to all these queries as our experience over the last 13 years with
Limca Book of Records shows.

What is it that drives people to subject themselves to all kinds of agony,
mental and physical, simply to make it to a book of records? We think it is
the fame associated with a book of national stature. Most people feel and
entry in LBR is a definite passport to a better life! And in many cases that
has proved true.

We also think it is a deep need to prove to ourselves that we are as good as
anyone else in the world. That is why there are more Indians applying for
world records than anyone else!

But in all this what comes through is the grit and the determination and the
will to excel.

And that is the spirit of LBR. In every sphere, we know we can do it. ‘Yes,
we can! Is the magical password.

This edition is more reader-friendly with shorter sections. Many of the
chapter have almost 60% new records. The People of India chapter has been
revived with updates. And there is a statistical review of the States of
India, a sort of quick guide, a ready reckoner, to the most important

Bound, large format, 360 pages, fully illustrated in colour. Rs.425.00

Other annual received
Manorama Yearbook 2002  Rs.90.00
Indian Cricket 2001     95.00
Wisden Cricketers Almanack Australia 2001-02    1800.00
Soccer Skills and Tactics: Glen Moore. Bd. Rs.350.00
Manchester Unlimited ­ The Rise and Rise of the World’s Premier Football
Club: Mihir Bose. Bd. Rs.730.00
Complete Book of Butt and Legs: Kurt, Mike and Brett Brungardt. Pb. Rs.820.00
Complete Book of ABS: Kurt Brungardt. Pb. Rs.820.00

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South African Import Paperback. 213 pages. Illustrated in colour. Ł12.99 plus Ł1,00 UK p&p

Hansie Cronjé has rocked a sports-loving nation and the cricket world with his alleged involvement in match-fixing.
· How did we miss the warning signs?
· Are the administrators of the game blameless?
· Will the King Commission go far enough to uncover the truth?

These are some of the many questions being asked by the public, sports players, sports administrators and even government officials.
Now, in the very first book to detail the Hansie Cronjé scandal, these questions are being considered against the backdrop of cricket in South Africa, cricket abroad and sport in general.
Read how
· Kepler Wessels disputes some of Cronjé. s evidence brought before the King Commission
· Professor Tim Noakes reflects on how the relationship between Cronjé and the cricket coaching staff deteriorated
· Craig Matthews admits to awareness of Cronjé's obsession with money
· Ray McCauley says, '(Hansie) certainly answered all questions truthfully, but I'm not sure that he's been asked everything'

In the effort to come closer to the truth, author Deon Gouws presents firsthand knowledge, drawn from exclusive interviews with those who know Cronjé, and investigates the relationship between Hansie's performances on the pitch ... and the phone calls that preceded them.

. & AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH. ? brings the reader fascinating and thought-provoking insight into the public world of cricket and the personal tragedy of Hansie Cronjé.

INDIAN IMPORT - . Pb. Ł10.99 plus Ł1.00 UK p&p


The day the Delhi Police went to press with allegations of match-fixing against the captain of the South African cricket team1 Hansie Cronje, the cricketing world went into a tailspin from which it is unlikely to recover for a while. Cronje's subsequent admission that he had accepted money from a bookmaker came as a shock to all those who had looked up to him both as an outstanding player and as a man of unquestionable integrity who put the game and his country before all else. However, the recent outrage is only the latest in an ever-increasing number of incidents involving the world's top cricketers. Five years earlier, Australian cricketers Mark Waugh and Shane Warne were fined by the Australian Cricket Board for accepting money in exchange for pitch- and weather-related information. Halfway across the world, Rashid Latif in Pakistan and Manoj Prabhakar in India lashed out at what they called an organized mafia that controlled the game in the subcontinent with the help of leading players from both countries.

Fired by a chance encounter with a bookie in the Caribbean, top Indian cricket writer, Pradeep Magazine, who has covered the game in every part of the world, set himself the task of finding out exactly how the shadowy world of betting and match-fixing worked. He interviewed players, journalists, cricketing officials, and even posed as an informer for a bookmaker for a while. What emerged in the course of his inquiry was a story of divided loyalties and carefully camouflaged half-truths, of players who actively participated in match-fixing and others who colluded with them. The malaise was more widespread than he had suspected, and he predicts in this book that the Cronje incident will be the first of many to dent the increasingly battered image of international cricket.

In recent years, the Indian subcontinent has emerged as perhaps the most lucrative arena in whkh world cricket is played, not least because of the enormous sums wagered on the outcome of very match. Going deep into the shadowy world of Indian bookmakers, Magazine shows how the money trail snakes its way into every part of the game in the subcontinent and thence to the world. Wide ranging in scope and meticulously researched and argued, Not Quite Cricket is essential reading for anyone concerned about the future of cricket;

Indian Import Bd. Ł13.99 + Ł1.00 UK p&p

Match-Fixing : The Enemy Within: G. Rajaraman.

This book casts a glance at each of the cricketers who has been banned, suspended or fined by Cricket Boards across the world, reflecting especially on Mohammed Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja.   Above all, it attempts to go beyond the cricketers and look at the administrators who shut their eyes to the reality of match-fixing in the wild hope that it would go away and not become the monster that shook cricket at its very roots in the year 2000.   It also asks questions that have remained unanswered despite months of investigation.



BAT & PAD . Writing on Australian CRICKET 1804-2001: Philip Derriman & Mullins.
Cricket Literature is one of the wonders of the sporting world: no other sport has anything to compare with it. It is outstanding for its quantity - cricket books alone may be numbered in the thousands - but even more for its quality, for cricket writing has often attained the very highest literary standards. Bound. 286 pages. Rs.1440.00

"& ..AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH?" Deon Gouws brings the reader fascinating and thought-provoking insight into the public world of cricket & personal tragedy of Hansie Cronje. Paperback. 213 pages. illustrated in colour. Special price Rs.375.00

In one way, Never Satisfied is a manual for success, as it highlights the way the Australian team goes about its extremely successful business. In another, it is a magnificent souvenir of one of the finest 12 months in the history of Australian cricket. In all, supported as usual by a superb array of photographs, many in colour and many taken by Waugh himself, it is a magnificent insight into the world of cricket, the Australian cricket teams and what sets the Australian captain apart.

Paperback. 256 pages. illustrated in colour. Rs. 1200.00

From match-fixing, board-room punch-ups and captains in disgrace through to selection scams, insults and mob violence, cricket has long been surrounded by scandal.
Paperback. 302 pages. illustrated. Rs. 840.00

In BRADMAN. S BEST, by Roland Perry, Sir Donald Bradman reveals his Dream Team, selected from all nations since the first Test played in 1877. In exclusive interviews and correspondence with his biographer, Roland Perry, Bradman shares his thoughts on the world. s best cricketers, his greatest ever team and why he chose its illustrious members. Bound. 430 pages. Rs.715.00


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