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The Twelfth Man: Tales from the Village Green, #3

Length: 29 pages26 minutes


Kevin Green is his school cricket team's perennial twelfth man. On the unlikely occasions that he gets to play he bats eleven, doesn't bowl, and fields at fine leg.

Then one day his form teacher, Mr Woodhouse, asks him to play a real game - for Highfield men's team. Kevin finally has a chance to prove he can play cricket, but will he end up as hero or zero?

The Twelfth Man is the third in Michael White's Tales from the Village Green series. A keen but extremely poor cricketer, Michael has a love for the game which he hopes is reflected in his stories about it.

The Twelfth Man is a story of village cricket. As a result it's packed full of cricket terminology. If you don't know much about cricket then this story might not be for you. However, if you love village life and tales of simple heroism, then you may find it worth a read.

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