A fat boy with a passion for sweets and a loathing for games, the young Michael Simkins finds in cricket a sport where size doesn't necessarily matter and a full-blown obsession is born. Now in middle-age he still harbours the somewhat deluded belief that the England middle-order might usefully benefit from his hard-earned skills. From impromptu Test series played with his dad in the family sweetshop through to his years running a team of dysfunctional inadequates, it tells the hilarious story of one man's life lived through cricket.
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"At last, the work of genius that will finally bring the
long-suffering cricket addict a measure of understanding in the world. A
wonderful and very funny book" -- Sir Tim Rice
"Once you've read this account of one man's love of cricket,
you'll never want to read another ghosted autobiography by a Pietersen or a
Vaughan again - incompetence and failure is far more fun" -- Michael Atherton
"an instant classic" -- Stephen Fry
'Almost painfully funny' -- Observer
'Brilliantly witty' -- Ed Smith, Mail on Sunday
'The childhood recollections, suffused with warmth and spangled
with pain and humour, are the book's unique selling point. Lovely stuff'
-- Daily Telegraph
'Wonderfully written - full of wit, gags, self-deprecating asides
and a pure, unfettered understanding of a man's limitations' -- All Out Cricket
A tale of one podgy boy’s dreams on the outside edge of a cricketing life, from the celebrated author of What’s My Motivation?
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Book Description Ebury Pr, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 314 pages. 8.50x5.50x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0091901502
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