Great Sporting Reads

Issue 61

Against all odds and amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 English International cricket season has been a triumph with thrilling series played against West Indies and Pakistan.

Morgan’s Men

By Nick Hoult and Steve James

From English cricket’s embarrassing failure at the 2015 World Cup to their heart stopping victory four years later, this book vividly describes how the team became the most aggressive limited overs side in the world,led by their inspirational captain Eoin Morgan,whose vision and determination to succeed captured the imagination of the nation. We follow England’s journey from Bangladesh to Barbados,from Melbourne to Manchester, to learn the story of the team’s rebirth and the innovative new strategies and tactics that helped them become the best in the world,culminating in a World Cup Final widely regarded as the most thrilling one day match of all time.

A Cricketer and a Gentleman Edited by David Willis

Following his passing in 2019, tributes to Bob Willis came flooding in from throughout the cricketing world and beyond. His career spanned decades, from his days as a cricketer for England to his time as a pundit on Sky TV. This autobiography includes never before seen writing from Bob alongide contributions from key figures, as well as a detailed account of the great England victory over Australia at Headingley in 1981. The book was edited by Bob’s brother David and great friend Sir Ian Botham has written the foreword. A fitting tribute to someone widely known as a kind and generous man,with a mischievous sense of humour.

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