The Heartaches Cricket Book of the Year 2020

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    Cricket 2.0

    Cricket 2.0 tells the stories of the characters who have driven the recalibration of a sport at a dizzying, relentless pace: the iconic captain Brendon McCullum, the paradigm shifting batsmen Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers, the pioneering rebel Kevin P …

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    Alastair Cook: The Autobiography

    Alastair Cook, one of England’s most decorated players and highest test run scorer, knows what it is like to be your best under pressure. Yet at 33 he called time on his England career. Come with him as he relives the fraught hours on the pitch, the de …

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    The Great Romantic

    Neville Cardus described how one majestic stroke-maker ‘made music’ and ‘spread beauty ‘ with his bat. Between the two world wars, Cardus became the laureate of cricket by doing the same with words, changing sports journalism for ever. In this richly e …

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    Sense of Humour, Sense of Justice

    The fast bowler Fred Rumsey looks back on an eventful life, in which he opened the bowling for England in five Tests, single-handedly advanced the idea of a Professional Cricketers’ Association, pioneered the development of public relations in cricket, …

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    The Judge

    Robin Smith was one of England’s most popular cricketers of the 1990s. The Judge, as he was known to all, took on some of the most dangerous fast bowlers of all time with a skill and fearlessness that ensured hero status. But when he was prematurely du …

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    Keeper of Faith

    Tatenda Taibu’s autobiography, Keeper of Faith, is a forthright, unblinking and ultimately uplifting account of cricket, conflict and God in the chaos and violence of Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe.

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