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Flicking the pages of cricket

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Discover the unrecorded history of the cricket flicker book.

Cricket is a game long on tradition, and one that delves deeply into the bygone objects that tell the story of its players and the key happenings in the game.

Flicking the pages of cricket is a fascinating look at one of cricket’s smaller collectable artefacts — the cricket flicker book. These pocket-sized books, that are mostly viewed rather than read, document the techniques of leading players across cricket’s eras. Commonly referred to as ‘thumb theatre’, they are not only books, but an early form of pre-cinema animation.

Paul Circosta has charted the progress of these unique cricket books over their 70-year history, starting with the first release in England in 1930, then on to the creation of new formats of these books in India and Australia. Flicking the pages of cricket is an in-depth look at the world of cricket flicker books and their contribution to the evolving story of cricket as a global and multi-format game.