150 years ago, in 1868, a team of Australian Aboriginals became the first touring cricket team to visit the United Kingdom from overseas. As the MCC Museum celebrates this anniversary with a special exhibition on the cricket tour, the MCC Library has chosen its nine favourite tour books to mark the occasion. The first ever tour book covered the first ever cricket tour, by a team of Englishmen to North America in 1859, but the genre really flowered in the middle of the twentieth century, in the fifty year period that followed the infamous Bodyline series of 1932-33. The change in the nature of international cricket over the past twenty years has rendered the tour book almost obsolete, but it has left behind a legacy of great writing. Nine of the best are listed here.