S.M. Helbig’s Street Cricket Wars: The Complete Serial Released!

I'm proud to announce Street Cricket Wars The Complete Serial #1-5 by S.M. Helbig has been released!

I've released it as an early bird edition especially for those readers who hate cliff hangers and waiting for monthly instalments. Plus it is a lot cheaper than buying the episodes one by one.

Winning Back the Ashes The Complete Series #1-5

Description Of S.M. Helbig's Street Cricket Wars: The Complete Serial #1-5: Winning Back The Ashes

Cricket mad Fred Black is about to start high school but he has a huge problem on his hands. Evans – Selwood’s biggest bully who’s picked on Fred all primary school – will be going to the same high school next year. Fred and his best mate, Todd, come up with a crazy plan to stop the bullying for good. After all, cricket can solve anything. Can’t it? But life is never that simple for Fred. There’s a reason his dad calls him Trouble. And Trouble is definitely about to break loose. Worse trouble than being called names by the school bully. So much trouble it erupts into a street cricket war.

Will Fred be able to put all the trouble right, keep his Mum and Dad happy, as well as beat Evans and win the right to his real name back – or will he fail? Find out in S.M. Helbig’s Street Cricket Wars The Complete Serial Episodes #1-5.

Themes: Friendship, Bullying, Sports, Cricket

*Warning* – Contains classic S.M. Helbig “Weird Humor” moments based on The Ashes

Ages: Cricket lovers age 8 and up – great for Dads and sons to read together

For a limited time you I'm offering a free taste of the series – get yours now!

Happy reading!

– S.M. Helbig

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S.M. Helbig’s Street Cricket Wars #1: Demanding The Ashes Released!

I'm very proud to announce that Episode 1 of S.M. Helbig’s Street Cricket Wars #1: Demanding The Ashes has been released on Amazon Kindle as an eBook.

 

Street Cricket Wars #1: Demanding the Ashes, by S.M. Helbig
Street Cricket Wars #1: Demanding the Ashes, by S.M. Helbig

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Demanding The Ashes Description:

Cricket mad Fred Black is just about to start high school but he has a huge problem on his hands. Evans – Selwood’s Primary School’s biggest bully who’s picked on Fred all primary school – will be going to the same High School next year. Fred decides he must stop the bullying once and for all. Can and his best mate, Todd, come up with a crazy plan to force Evans to stop the name calling once and for all?

Find out in S.M. Helbig’s Street Cricket Wars #1 Demanding The Ashes

Themes: Friendship, Bullying, Sports, Cricket

*Warning 1* Episode #1 ends on a cliff hanger just like most TV serial episodes. If you’d rather avoid the cliff hangers and get the whole series at once then you may like to check out the complete serial early bird edition which is available for readers who can’t bear cliff hanger endings or waiting for the monthly installments. It’s cheaper this way too!

*Warning 2* – Contains classic S.M. Helbig “Weird Humor” moments based on The Ashes

Age: 8 and up – perfect for cricket lovers of all ages, especially for dads and sons to read together

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It's the first of five books in the series and has been released along with the early bird compilation for my readers who hate cliff hangers and don't want to wait for the monthly releases of the other episodes. It's a much cheaper way to get the books too. 🙂

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Throwing is Not Bowling!

Throwing Is Not Bowling!

In my series Street Cricket Wars the fact that throwing is not bowling becomes a pivotal issue to the plot.

Every cricketer, from young to old, knows that in cricket, throwing is not bowling. That is, they should know if they're worth anything on the field. But the fact is the worst cheats often walk the line of throwing/bowling to see what they can get away with.

In Street Cricket Wars the odds are totally against Fred Black to clear his name when the local umpire allows Fred’s arch nemesis to get away with illegal throwing even though every cricketer knows throwing is not bowling!

The Facts on Throwing vs Bowling

Basically, the difference  between throwing and bowling is that in throwing  the arm is bent whereas in bowling the arm must remain straight.

If it seems there is a fine line between throwing and bowling, it is only that bowlers are running so fast and turning their arm so quickly that the naked eye sometimes cannot discern the difference.

You can see the difference here clearly illustrated between throwing and bowling in this 1960s doco on this topic. Yes, the fine line between throwing and bowling has been an issue for over half a century at least. Probably longer!

It's Harder To Cheat Today In Cricket But That Doesn't Stop People

Since the introduction of cameras and video recording cricket games  throwing versus bowling has become less of an issue.  Particularly since the third umpire became involved. If you don’t know what the third umpire is, if the electronic video umpire.  Bowlers that once got away with throwing in the past, would stand no chance in 20th century cricket.

However, in backyard cricket, street cricket, even school or local cricket where there is no “third umpire” cheat-bowling is still an issue.

Winning Back the Ashes The Complete Series #1-5

Throwing vs Bowling in S.M. Helbig's Street Cricket Wars

In my series Street Cricket Wars, Fred is unlucky and faces a cheat bowler plus an incompetent umpire at the very moment he is batting for the most important things in his life.

The cricket matches are played on the street with a big green wheelie bin as the wickets and a neighbour as the only umpire.  Fred is in an uphill battle with everything at stake. Things look bleak  and it seems that he will not be able to win the match.  It will take him his team of his younger brothers and best mate Todd, playing the best cricket they have ever played in  their lives if  the rest of Fred’s school life isn’t going to be worse than miserable.

Winning Back The Ashes by S.M. Helbig

If you like backyard cricket,  of spending a summer day with your mates protecting a makeshift wicket  then my  Street Cricket Wars series may be just up your alley. It’s a book for cricket lovers of all ages and would be perfect father-son reading if you’re looking for a  cricket story to curl up with in winter.

Reading Age: 8 and up

Featuring  five short episodes, each episode can be read in under an hour.

The books are currently only available to read electronically and are most easily read on your Kindle or iPad on the Kindle app, also through iTunes in iBooks plus Kobo too!

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Getting Hit In The Nuts Playing Cricket

My latest story series, Street Cricket Wars, starts with a reference to getting hit in the nuts playing cricket.

I know I will get some complaints over that, but I am known for my *weird humour* and throwing things in out of left field. And, what better analogy to pain than being hit in the nuts with a cricket ball!?

So, let's talk about this excruciating topic….

Fact #1: There is almost nothing more feared than being hit in the nuts in front of a crowd of mates

Every guy knows what it feels like and why no one wants to go down like a stack of cards like that. It can be one of the most embarrassing things ever. And let’s be honest, who wants to be falling to the ground with uncontrollable pain in front of the opposition that you need to look strong in front of? No one.

It doesn’t matter if you’re playing back yard street cricket or playing school cricket or playing at a local cricket club or in front of your country in international cricket. No man wants their crowning achievement for a game to be that of getting hit in the nuts.

Fact #2: Every male will experience the dreaded pain sometime in their life – even the famous

Unfortunately, there is one guy who is famous for exactly being hit in the nuts.

He is South African Batsman, Faf du Plessis is renowned for being the batsman most hit in the nuts by the cricket ball while playing international cricket.

He played as #3 order batsman for the Proteas in 2014. Faf du Plessis is no wimp, but he’s damn unlucky. So unlucky that he came up with an ultimate form of protection for himself – a custom made home-made box he calls “the beast”. He says it does the job and he can take any kind of fast ball knock to the nuts and won’t feel it now. He’s very good humoured about the nasty, dreaded thing of getting it in the nuts.

Check out Faf du Plessis video on protecting yourself  from being hit in the nuts playing cricket:

If you enjoyed listening to Faf du Plessis's little solution to one big, unlucky problem, then you might enjoy reading my Street Cricket Wars series.

Street Cricket Wars #1 Demanding The Ashes

I write *weird humor* and there are five books in the serial, each episode following teenager and cricket fanatic Fred Black as he tries to solve one almighty problem with the only thing he knows how to do well; cricket.

Fred thinks he can stop his School’s biggest bully with some clever deals and some quick batting moves and neat bowling tricks.

However, unlike Faf du Plessis who solved the problem of getting hit in the nuts, Fred Black just seems to get himself in more and more trouble.

You can check out the opening of Street Cricket Wars #1 called Demanding the Ashes here on Kindle. Use the “look inside” option to see how Fred compares school to being hit in the nuts.

Do you think it's a fair comparison or is Fred being tunnel visioned?

Happy batting!

– S.M. Helbig

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Demanding The Ashes by S.M. Helbig

Demanding The Ashes by S.M. Helbig now has a cover!

Hi cricket loving readers!

I'm really happy with the cover design! What do you think?

Leave a comment and let me know. 🙂

I can't wait to share Demanding the Ashes with you to kick off the series for 2015.

Street Cricket Wars #1: Demanding the Ashes, by S.M. Helbig
Street Cricket Wars #1: Demanding the Ashes, by S.M. Helbig

Demanding The Ashes – Fred Puts Everything On The Line…

Demanding The Ashes is Episode #1 of the Street Cricket Wars series by S.M. Helbig. Can Fred Black stop Evans bullying him once and for all before High School starts? Is a trophy, some real ashes and a street cricket match all it will take or will Fred start an almighty Street Cricket War?

One thing you can be sure of – wherever Fred goes, so do brilliant ideas and trouble! 😉

It's going to  be available very, very soon on Kindle. I will keep you posted.

Meanwhile, happy batting!

– S.M. Helbig

*UPDATE*

Demanding The Ashes Has Been Released

As well as the entire Street Cricket Wars Series!

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Free Street Cricket Wars Stories

Hi loyal readers!

First let me say – Welcome and happy batting all cricket lovers!

  • My Three FREE story gifts to you are only available here

As a gift to my newsletter subscribers and most valued readers as promised I am offering a free short story set in the Street Cricket Wars universe.

  • Get it by following the link below

To get it all you need to do is click the link below and subscribe to my newsletter and you'll immediately be emailed a download link. After that I will keep you posted on new releases and I promise not to bowl spam at you. I hate it as much as you do.

  • Ashes to Ashes is a Street Cricket Wars Prequel
  • Demanding the Ashes is the #1 Best Seller and also #1 in the Street Cricket Wars series
  • Stealing the Ashes is #2 in the same series

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