Fully updated paperback edition, taking in a glorious summer and disastrous winter for English cricket, as seen by Bumble. This is a new collection of yarns from his years at the crease and at the microphone. It’s the book that Bumble’s fans have been waiting for.
In this updated paperback edition, Bumble brings readers right up-to-date on an alternately brilliant and horrifying year for English cricket.
After three long years, Bumble is finally back! The outspoken author of best-seller ‘Start the Car’ returns with a whole new cricket bag full of yarns from his years on the pitch and in the commentary box.
Expect more tales of Bumble’s time rubbing shoulders (and chinking glasses) with the great (as well as not so great) and good (as well as bloody awful) of cricket.
Released alongside England’s home Ashes series, there will be more than a few stories of Bumble’s encounters with the Aussies over the years, but that’s not to say this will be any less rambling, madcap and downright fun than we’ve come to expect, and hope for, from the great David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd
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Praise for ‘Start the Car’:
‘The best cricket book of the year…laugh out loud funny’ –-Daily Mail
‘Revealing’ –-The Guardian
‘A paean to cricket and pubs and laddishness and gentle grumpiness’–-The Independent
‘For comedy genius, David Lloyd takes the (half) biscuit’–-Times Online
‘In this book Lloyd revels in the quirkier and humorous side of cricket, while offering behind-the-scenes action of his years spent following cricket round the globe’–-Nottingham PostAbout the Author:
David Lloyd, aka "Bumble", is a former Lancashire and England cricketer who also coached both sides. He first came to prominence on the iconic Test Match Special radio show before becoming a leading member of the SkySports cricket commentary team, and the face of their Twenty20 coverage. He writes a fortnightly column for the Daily Mail, a blog on the SkySports website, and appears regularly on Cricinfo's cricket podcast. Bumble is a popular after-dinner speaker and has also been a star turn in Countdown's Dictionary Corner.
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