The title is simply : Nathan Astle with Phil Gifford.
So far it is alright (have only read the early stages of career it rabbits on about his natural ability and his parents) . It isn't worded very well and goes backwards and fowards ( while trying to be in chronological order) with a lot of those annoying insights from people like David Trist, Gary Stead, Flem etc some of which don't make sense and appears to just be a manuscript of their response to questions. Then Astle pretty much repeats what they have said.
Hopefully it wil improve when it gets to the bits about why he left the Black Caps etc,.
Unashamed Jacob Oram fan.
Proudly supporting CD in NZ Domestic Cricket.Proud founding member of JHAS - Howzat
Picked up Gooch and Duffus's autobiographies today, and can't wait to get started on the latter. Louis was surely South Africa's greatest-ever cricket scribe.
"To go to a cricket match for nothing but cricket is as though a man were to go into an inn for nothing but drink." - Neville Cardus
"What do they know of cricket who only cricket know?" - CLR James
My local bookseller is a real cricket tragic like me and he has a really good range of cricket books. We have lots of good discussions about cricket. I also have some comical ones with his wife who is a long suffering cricket widow.
The Botham bio is garbage. I see Clive Lloyd has a new one out this week...........that'll do next.
'It is hard to recall a batsman quite so serene, so unrushed, so unflappable.' Chris Ryan on ... look to the left. Ahhhh.
the best book on cricket i have read is the book by john major
My BT and FPT team the: (Fishs XI)
supporting; Mark Ramprakah (for England), Graham Thorpe;
Geraint Jones; Ali Brown; Saqulain Mushtaq; Surrey CCC; Fishs XI; Fulham FC and Lincolnshire CCC.
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