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1 NatWest Playfair Cricket Annual 1997, edited by Bill Frindall (Headline, paperback, pounds 4.99)

2 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1997, edited by Matthew Engel (John Wisden, hardback pounds 26.00 and paperback)

3 The Red Army Years - Manchester United in the 1970's, Richard Kurt and Chris Nickeas (Headline, hardback, pounds 16.99)

4 Tales From The Boot Camps, Steve Claridge with Ian Ridley (Gollancz, hardback, pounds 16.99)

5 The 1997 Complete Handbook of Baseball, edited by Zander Hollander (Signet Books, paperback, pounds 6.95)

6 A Lot of Hard Yakka, Simon Hughes (Headline, hardback, pounds 16.99)

7 Royal & Ancient Golfer's Handbook 1997, edited by Michael Williams (Macmillan, paperback, pounds 19.99)

8 One-Man Committee, Ray Illingworth and Jack Bannister (Headline, paperback, pounds 6.99)

9 Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1997, edited by Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (Headline, paperback, pounds 16.99)

10 Women on the Ball - A Guide to Women's Football, Sue Lopez (Scarlet Press, paperback, pounds 10.99)

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