Cricket Book of the Year

  • ABeautifulGame

    Winner
    A Beautiful Game by Mark Nicholas

    A former title-winning player, Channel 5 commentator Mark Nicholas gives his personal and fascinating account of the world of cricket. Mark Nicholas, the face of Channel 5’s Cricket on Five and anchor for Channel 9’s Test commentary team in Australia, …

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  • Unguardedpb

    Shortlisted
    Unguarded: My Autobiography by Jonathan Trott

    Jonathan Trott was England’s rock during one of the most successful periods in the team’s history – he scored a century on debut to clinch the Ashes in 2009, and cemented his position as their pivotal batsman up to and beyond the team’s ascendancy to t …

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  • TheGoodMurungu

    Shortlisted
    The Good Murungu by Alan Butcher

    Former county cricketer and one-time England Test batsman Alan Butcher was looking for a new challenge after leaving his job coaching Surrey County Cricket Club. A phone call out of the blue from a Zimbabwean great alerted him to the possibility of coa …

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  • StrokeofGenius

    Shortlisted
    Stroke of Genius by Gideon Haigh

    It is arguably the most famous photograph in the history of cricket. In George Beldam’s picture, Victor Trumper is caught in mid stroke, the personification of cricketing grace, skill and power, about to hit the ball long and hard. Yet this image, ‘Jum …

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  • AbsolutelyFoxed

    Shortlisted
    Absolutely Foxed by Graeme Fowler

    Graeme Fowler – former England cricketer, happy-go-lucky joker and inspirational coach – was 47 when depression struck. Suddenly one of the most active men you’d ever meet couldn’t even get up off the sofa to make a cup of tea. In Absolutely Foxed, a c …

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  • RichieFrontCover

    Shortlisted
    Richie: The Man Behind the Legend by Ian Heads & Norm Tasker

    Following Richie Benaud’s death in April 2015, two of Australia’s finest sports writers, Norman Tasker and Ian Heads, set off on a search for the real Richie: a man who graced the lives of many for more than six decades – first as an outstanding all-ro …

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