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

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

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

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

5 ITF World of Tennis 1997, edited by John Barret (CollinsWillow, paperback, pounds 9.99)

6 Super League-Official Fans' Guide 1997, Harry Edgar (Carlton Books, paperback, pounds 9.99)

7 Puskas on Puskas - The Life and Times of a Footballing Legend, Ferenc Puskas, edited by Rogan Taylor and Klara Jamrich (Robson Books, hardback, pounds 17.95)

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

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

10 This Bloody Mary is the Last Thing I Own, Jonathan Rendall (Faber and Faber, hardback, pounds 14.99)

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