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The Sticky Wicket Collection

Shelton Glasgow (sglas2)

New Cricket Editions: by Ewart Rouse
              “A bit of Watkins resides in all our hearts and homes. An entertaining narrative about the interaction of cricketing families in the United States, chronicled in a jocular way. A must read for all cricket enthusiasts.”
This is a story of cricket pioneers in America told through the experiences of Watkins and his team. To truly understand the origins of cricket in North America and especially in New Jersey, both books Watkins and The Cricket Match is now available through Amazon or Kindle books. You are guaranteed to “laugh until tears come out of your eyes”. 
            Written by someone who has played the game, the stories are funny yet insightful, they are relatable today as they were in the 70’s and 80’s. This series “a must read” not only for cricket enthusiasts, but anyone who enjoys feel-good stories about underdogs overcoming odds to gain acceptance and become part of the American mainstream – while achieving their own American dream.
Press release:
It’s said that cricket is a funny game, and Ewart Rouse confirms the adage in “The Cricket Match,” and “The Sticky Wicket Collection,” the latest releases in his Sticky Wicket series of novels.
“The Cricket Match” is an updated edition, with new material, of “Watkins At Bat,” the first volume in his four-book series. “The Sticky Wicket Collection” is a compilation of all four volumes.
Suitable for readers of any age, the novels are rollicking accounts of the quest of madcap immigrants to achieve the American dream through cricket.
           The Philadelphia Inquirer, in its review of the series, describes that quest this way: “Cricket is a way oflife for a charming mix of immigrants landed here from the sun-soaked Caribbean, the bazaars of Delhi, the mosques of Pakistan and Bangladesh and the tea rooms of Cape Town and London.”
The setting is a southern New Jersey township that views the landed immigrants as “outsiders” who play a foreign game nobody understands and assign their playing field to local youths who play America’s pastime – baseball.
It’s a clash of cultures that Rouse, an immigrant from Trinidad and a life-long journalist, has sought to capture with humor, based on his long association with the game as a player and a founding member of the New Jersey Cricket Association, the Philadelphia Cricket League, and the Echelon Cricket Club, South Jersey’s oldest cricket organization.
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