Penguins Stopped Play

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Anne of Green Gables
Author Harry Thompson
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Subject Cricket, travel
Genre Sports literature
Publisher John Murray
Publication date
Pages 256 (first edition)
ISBN 978-0719563454
Preceded by This Thing of Darkness

Penguins Stopped Play: Eleven Village Cricketers Take on the World is a 2006 semi-autobiographical novel by the English writer and producer Harry Thompson. It describes the author's experiences forming and travelling with the Captain Scott XI, an English amateur cricket team, around Britain and abroad.[1][2] It was published a year after the author's death.[3]

In 2011 the book was adapted for a series of broadcasts on Book of the Week, a weekly programme on BBC Radio 4, read by the cricketer Nicholas Boulton.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tim de Lisle (16 June 2006). "Over and out". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Tom Fort. "Eleven village cricketers take on the world". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Have I Got News For You man dies". BBC News. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Penguins Stopped Play - BBC Radio 4 Extra". Retrieved 2 January 2017.