Unleash your cricketing potential today with our Beginner’s Guide To The Game Of Cricket – endorsed by cricketing legends and heroes! 

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"Howzattt - my Cricket Record Book" offers you, the young cricket enthusiast, a systematic and firm way of keeping track of your progress in the game and of highlighting your special achievements during the season."

Dr Ali bacher

 Former South African Test cricket captain and cricket administrator


“As coaches we often talk to our charges about “goal-setting”. This publication will help you not only to set feasible and achievable goals but will also help you to remember your season- “Good or Bad.”

Bob Woolmer (1948-2007)

In memory of one of the greatest coaches of South African cricket. 

"Howzattt-A Beginner's guide to the game of cricket" is an updated version of the game of cricket in all aspects and provides valuable information on how to play the game of cricket at a good level. Relevant for all ages on all aspects of the game. A must read book for all cricket lovers".

Graeme Pollock

Leading South African test cricket batsman and one of the finest to play for this country.

One of South Africa’s greatest cricketers of the recent age, Graeme was. named by Donald Bradman alongside the great West Indian all-rounder, Sir Garfield Sobers as one of the best left-handed batsman he had seen. Crowned Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1966, 1967 and 1969, he was named in 1999 as South Africa’s Cricketer of the Century.

“The Howzatt Beginner's Guide to Cricket is a must have for anyone starting the game of cricket or anyone coaching young players. It provides the elementary concepts of the game with superb illustrations to back up the explanations of what is a complicated game. The Veterans Cricket Association of South Africa fully endorses this great resource".

Roger Moult

First class South African test cricket player and Chairman of Veterans Cricket Association of South Africa, and South African representative for Masters Cricket International Cricket Masters Over 40s.

“The Howzattt book is a treasure! I highly recommend it as a must have for all young cricketers and coaches! It makes playing and understanding the game so much easier!."

Darryll Cullinan

Specialist and leading South African first-class test and ODI batsman.

"When I saw the book for the first time I was convinced that it is must for every child that's playing the game. It certainly is an investment for a lifetime. Well done to all that have contributed to such a valuable initiative. May the game grow from strength to strength."

"Happy to have received a copy of the Howzatt Cricket book from South Africa to help us deliver fun Cricket sessions and break more barriers in the communities we work with. Fantastic piece of information.Looking forward to strengthening the partnership and advocating for Sport4Good through this Book! "

Omar Henry

Respected spin bowler who represented South Africa at international test cricket level.

Lennox Mugumira

Founder of Cricket To Nurture, a Community Based organisation in Uganda. Passionate cricketer with a vision to play at greater heights and use the game to create positive social impact in society.


"Dear Michelle, Thank you so much. Our kids had fun at the cricket clinic. The Teachers loved "Howzattt -A Beginners guide to the game of cricket book" and know the books are going to be a help for them and the children to learn the basics of the game. I think your book is amazing. Breaks down barriers especially among native speaking kids ".

"In reviewing “Howzattt- A Beginner’s guide to the game of cricket. I just realized how much we have comprised in constructing good foundations for young sports people, specifically young cricketers.
Howzattt is not a beginners guide but a needed tool in the development of knowledgeable players, coaches and parents. This tool creates the sound platform for debate on basics and a fertile ground to move to excellence. The illustration and info is great, and a needed information to create useful knowledge of the game. Congratulations and best wishes for the future.”

Tawanda Karasa

Grassroots Cricket Founder and entrepreneur passionate about using cricket to educate, inspire and mobilise disadvantaged communities.


James Albanie

A multi-talented cricketer who started his career in the small railway town of Touwsriver. James is also a coach and social worker for the Western Cape government, and is heavily involved in community development and a practitioner and youth development as well.


From Kwazulu-natal cricket leaders

the late Mr Ben Dladla

President KZN Cricket Union

”Lesi isethulo sebhuku lekhilikithi esithemba ukuthi nizolithokozela. Leli bhuku liqondiswe kulabo abafisa ukudlala lo mdlalo wekhilikithi.

 Abafana namantombazane abafisa ukudlala ikhilikithi bazosizakala kakhulu ngaleli bhuku, ngoba libachazela lo mdlalo ngolimi lwabo.

 Lona ngumdlalo odlalwa abashwibayo nalabo abashaya ibhola ngomphini. Likuchazela zonke izigaba zomdlalo, amagama asetsthenziswayo  izindawo abadlali okumele bazazi kanye nemithetho nemigomo elawula lo mdlalo. 

 Selethuliwe-ke ibhuku, ningahlukani nalo.

Leli bhuku ngelenu. Lo mdlalo ngowenu.”



This is an introduction to a cricket book that we hope you enjoy. This book is aimed at those who wish to play this game of cricket.

 Boys and girls who wish to play cricket will benefit greatly from this book, as it explains the game to them in their own language.

 This is a game played by bowlers, fielders and batsmen. It explains all the stages of the game, the names used and the areas players need to know and the rules and regulations governing the game.

 Now that the book has been presented, do not part with it.

This book is for you. This game is for you”.


CEO KZN Cricket Union

“As I continued to turn the pages of this wonderful beginner’s guide to our beautiful game, I reflected on my incredible journey in cricket. It took me right back to where my love for the game started and I believe this book will not only create a sound educational platform for every future cricketer but also create a real love for the game if fully utilized for record keeping and the gathering of signatures.”

Casim Docrat

Former KZNCU President and CEO of KZN and Gauteng Cricket

“Howzattt Cricket is a wonderful and a handy introduction to the game of cricket for young and old and especially to the newcomers to cricket. With game developing day by day Howzattt is a very simple illustrative for one to understand and play the game so that one can enjoy it both from grandstands as well as on the field.”


KZN Girls Cricket Convenor / General Manager – KZN Dept. Sports & Recreation

“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you and your team on promoting cricket at grassroot level at schools.  The school  Curriculum (Life Skills –  Foundation Phase) requires Educators / Coaches to teach Basic skills in Cricket . I would like to believe that the “Howzatt Cricket  Record Book ” would serve as an excellent educational tool / resource at schools.  The language is  user friendly and  the illustrations are bold and appealing.  I am  sure this  book will try to ignite the passion and confidence in those who would like to teach the sport but do not know where to start off.”

From INternational cricket Media & officials

We are thankful for the wonderful reviews from prominent and leading cricket media and officials of our cricket record book. Their invaluable contributions add considerable weight to our publications status.


Neil Manthorp

Respected international sports writer.

“Every effort to make the game more accessible and easy to understand should be heartily applauded but this book is amongst the most special I have seen. There are more than a few adults who have enjoyed and appreciated the clarity and simplicity of the explanations – not just the younger audience to whom the project was aimed. It is very special project and I’m certain everyone who invests in a copy will find it immensely valuable and enjoyable!”


OAM (Order of Australia Medal) (Independent Sports Contractor) / Cricket Without Borders/ Former CEO Cricket Victoria, Australia)

“This is a great little book and a terrific idea for young first time players and also their mums – a crash course in cricket that is readily adaptable for all countries.”

Natalie Grero

Founder of Fierce Girls cricket, an organisation which empowers and uplifts girls to get involved in all aspects of the game of cricket.


“.”The Howzattt Cricket book is so great for those players and parents who are new to cricket. It provides simple to read descriptions on all the cricket terms which will help anyone gain a better understanding of the game.

The best part was it included a personal scorecard, so you can easily keep track of your on-field performances. This is a great book to give as a gift or as part of your new kit bag. We love it”.

Jatin Karvir

United States Cricket Umpire


“It’s a great book. A great intro to cricket”.

“HOWZATTT-MY CRICKET RECORD BOOK is a fantastic, informative and educational book aimed at inspiring our little guys and girls at grass root level. With amazing imagery and easy to understand content, we have every confidence this little book will be a great success in the education and inspiration of our upcoming cricketers.
Included there is also a logbook and autograph section bound into the book to keep track of your season and to forever keep the autographs of your favourite cricketing heroes.”