THIS WEEK'S TOP 10 SPORTS BOOKS

1 Playfair Cricket Annual 1996, edited by Bill Frindall (Headline; paperback, pounds 4.99).

2 On the Ropes - Boxing as a way of life, Geoffrey Beattie (Gollanz; hardback, pounds 16.99).

3 Everywhere We Go - Behind the Matchday Madness, Dougie and Eddy Brimson (Headline; paperback, pounds 6.99).

4 The Mental Game Plan - Getting Psyched for Sport, Stephen J Bull, John Albinson and Christopher Shambrook (Sports Dynamics; paperback, pounds 10.95).

5 Olympic Fact Book - A Spectator's Guide to the Summer Games, Rebecca Nelson and Marie MacNee (Visible Ink; paperback, pounds 11.99).

6 World Cricketers - A Biographical Dictionary, Christopher Martin-Jenkins (Oxford UP; hardback, pounds 25.00).

7 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, edited by Matthew Engel (John Wisden; hardback/paperback, pounds 24.50).

8 Uefa Euro 96 England - The Official Book, Kier Radnedge (Carlton; paperback, pounds 7.99).

9 The IOC Official Olympic Companion 1996, edited by Caroline Searle and Bryn Vaile (Brassey's Sports; paperback, pounds 12.95).

10 Official Media Guide of the PGA Tour, (Triumph Books [US]; paperback, pounds 11.95).

Chart compiled by Sportspages, 94-96 Charing Cross Road, London (0171- 240 9604) and St Ann's Square, Manchester (0161- 832 8530)

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