Lord’s & Commons. Cricket in novels and stories. This selection of a whole range of literature that has been inspired by cricket is a must for lovers of the summer game. The village green and other commons deals with the very roots of the game and includes J.L Carr, the Australian Dal Stivens, the un-omittable A.G. Macdonell and Hugh de Selincourt, Charles Dickens and many more. The book concludes with an invaluable checklist of cricket in fiction.