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Original Spin : Misadventures in Cricket - Vic Marks

Original Spin

Misadventures in Cricket

By: Vic Marks

Hardcover Published: 27th June 2019
ISBN: 9781911630197
Number Of Pages: 336

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The much-loved former England player, Guardian cricket correspondent and TMS broadcaster tells the story of his life in cricket for the first time.

In April 1974 new recruits Viv Richards, Ian Botham, Peter Roebuck and Vic Marks reported for duty at Somerset County Cricket Club. Apart from Richards, 'all of us were eighteen years old, though Botham seemed to have lived a bit longer - or at least more vigorously - than the rest.' In this irresistible memoir of a life lived in cricket, Vic Marks returns to the heady days when Richards and Botham were young men yet to unleash their talents on the world stage while he and Roebuck looked on in awe.

After the high-octane dramas of Somerset, playing for England was almost an anti-climax for Marks, who became an unlikely all-rounder in the mercurial side of the 1980s. Moving from the dressing room to the press box, with trenchant observations about the modern game along the way, Original Spin is a charmingly wry, shrewdly observed account of a golden age in cricket.

About the Author

Vic Marks is a former Somerset and England cricketer, who played in six Tests and 34 one-day internationals. He is the cricket correspondent of the Observer and the Guardian and has regularly appeared on the BBC's Test Match Special for over three decades. He lives in Devon.

ISBN: 9781911630197
ISBN-10: 1911630199
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 27th June 2019
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6

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