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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 1996, 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).

List compiled by Sportspages Bookshops, 94-96 Charing Cross Road, London (071-240 9604) and St Ann's Square, Manchester (061-832 8530).