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

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

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

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

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

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

7 The Sporting News Baseball Guide 1997, edited by Craig Carter and Dave Sloan (The Sporting News US, paperback, pounds 12.95)

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

9 More Than a Game - GQ on Sport, edited by Philip Watson (Orion, hardback, pounds 18.99)

10 How to Compile Your Own Handicap, David Dickinson (Raceform, paperback, pounds 9.95)

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