In this fully updated paperback edition of his bestselling book that shocked English cricket, David Lloyd tells the full story about his time in charge of a struggling team, his clashes with authority and the difficult characters he has managed in his career.
Writing from a position of intimate knowledge as coach to the England team for three years, Lloyd offers his often outspoken views on why English cricket is currently at its lowest ebb.
His was not a smooth or straightforward assignment. He clashed repeatedly with the counties in his efforts to change the structure of the game, he was hounded by the press, and he was severely reprimanded more than once by the England Cricket Board over his passionate outbursts in defence of his team.
Accounts of these political battles alongside his remarkable frankness about key personnel – Phil Tufnell, Andy Caddick, Nasser Hussain and Graham Thrope to name a few – provide a fascinating and at times damning picture of the strengths and weaknesses of cricket in this country.
Now as he contemplates a future in television commentary, all the stories that could never be told while he was in the England job are revealed once and for all.
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Former England cricket coach David Lloyd answers some of the nagging questions that all fans of the sport have asked themselves since his decision to stand down from the post in 1999. Three years in one of sport's most pressurised jobs left Lloyd--affectionately known as Bumble--to become vastly disillusioned at the hierarchical nature of English cricket's upper echelons. Lloyd's time, he writes, was being taken up more and more by the politics surrounding the sport--something which interested him much less than the more traditional day-to-day coaching side of the job. The former Lancashire batsman--and later coach of the same club--took over as boss of the national side in 1996 and set about the task of rebuilding the confidence in English cricket right down to grass roots level. But little did he know what would stand in his way. While it is true that Lloyd did not help his cause--with his forthright and frank rather than diplomatic attitude--it is clear his path to success was blocked deliberately, and the Accrington lad even goes so far as to say he feels he was 'treated like a naughty schoolboy'. This book is a frank and enlightening account of Bumble's three years in charge of England--and will clear up some of the up to now unanswered questions thrown up by his decision to quit as national coach. -- Andrea ThursdayReview:
‘Should be read by every person worried about the future of English cricket’
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