I did enjoy Rod Nye's book on Martin Donnelly - I'm possibly biased because I played rugby with Rod's son when I was a kid. Unfortunately, Rod died a couple of years ago from a brain tumour in his 50s.
Other books I've enjoyed are Richard Hadlee's Rhythm and Swing - a comprehensive autobiography from Hadlee and Richard Becht. Includes a good summary of the great 1980s allrounders - Hadlee, Imran, Dev, Botham and Rice.
Cricket From The Grandstand by Keith Miller was a pretty forthright book for its time, too.