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Winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year

About the Author

Simon Hughes won four championship medals with Middlesex between 1980 and 1991. He retired in 1994 to write for the Daily Telegraph" and commentate for TV. He is the author of one previous book, From Minor to Major".

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'You won't read a better inside story of cricket and the men who play it for a living. Vigorous, funny and full of insight from a gifted observer. It was a book waiting to be written and Simon Hughes has done it.' -- Michael Parkinson 'Terrific.' -- Harold Pinter 'A devastating account of English cricket and its shortcomings... The book describes the shocking lack of ambition, dedication, coaching and leadership in English cricket.' -- Mike Brearley, Observer 'A brilliant commentary on the life of a county cricketer.' -- Mike Selvey, Guardian 'You will never read a better book about the bizarre circus known as county cricket ... a very funny, often outrageous book.' -- Ian Wooldridge, Daily Mail 'Hughes may never have scaled the heights as a cricketer, but he has become a wonderful writer on the sport ... gaspingly candid ... One thing is clear from this book - he had a really good time. So will anyone sensible enough to read it.' -- Marcus Berkmann, Daily Telegraph 'Sharp and funny ... his book sails neatly between self-glorification and self-pity and lays bare the real truth of the athlete: a dark life of angst and self-doubt lit by sudden piercing shafts of transcendent adequacy.' -- Simon Barnes, The Times 'May be the first cricketer's autobiography ever to tell it like it is, from dressing-room to bedroom ... Hughes is rivetingly unguarded.' -- Tim de Lisle, Wisden Cricket Monthly 'As life-lived-through-sport, it is pure Hornby ... The book that cricket needed.' -- Simon Wilde, The Times

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