Tuesday, 10 March 2015

The Jack Russell interview

Recently I have released my book Characters of Cricket. So it was an absolute pleasure and privilege to interview one of the greatest characters to have played the game, not only in recent years, but quite possibly ever. However, not only a character and a brilliant keeper, but a top bloke and great laugh too. Read on as Jack talks to us about what he would have done to Hansie Cronje, Courtney Walsh smashing windows and the best sledge that he ever received from Robert Croft, in this hilarious interview with a legend of the game...

Robert Charles Russell

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Win a copy of Characters of Cricket



Bag yourself a free copy of my brand new book Characters of Cricket, and be the envy of your friends. Characters of Cricket is being spoken about and has chapters on numerous mavericks who have played the game. All you have to do is tell us what is going on in the picture below by tweeting us along with the hashtag #characters. Entries will close at 9am on Monday 9th March 2015, and the funniest will get a free book. Simple hey? If not, don't worry, you can get your copy from those nice boys and girls at The History Press by clicking on the link here http://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/index.php/characters-of-cricket-pb.html

What is Curtley saying here? #characters

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Second XI; Cricket In Its Outposts

Not often a cricket book crosses the Middle Stump path and makes us all sit up and take notice but this offering by Tim Wigmore and Peter Miller is well worth a read. Topical at present, especially with the performance of Ireland, UAE and Co. in the current World Cup, their timing in bringing the book out now should be applauded. Second XI covers the Associate countries, the non Test playing nations and looks at the closed shop of the ICC, and the fascinating journey by many of the countries and the efforts against the big boys. Tales of hard work, dedication and long journeys abound.