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The Resource The last flannelled fool : my small part in English cricket's demise and its large part in mine, Michael Simkins

The last flannelled fool : my small part in English cricket's demise and its large part in mine, Michael Simkins

Label
The last flannelled fool : my small part in English cricket's demise and its large part in mine
Title
The last flannelled fool
Title remainder
my small part in English cricket's demise and its large part in mine
Statement of responsibility
Michael Simkins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As Michael Simkins eases into his half century he starts, quite rightly, to reflect on how everything has gone to the dogs - cricket, England and his own spreading self. He takes off in search of the fire (those golden moments when his love of cricket was first kindled).
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1956-
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Simkins, Michael
Dewey number
796.358092
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV919
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Simkins, Michael
  • Cricket
  • Sport
  • Travel writing
  • England
  • Cricket
  • Biography: sport
  • Memoirs
Summary expansion
Michael Simkins is the ultimate Sunday cricketer-passionate, obsessive, technically inept, and hopelessly deluded. When an injury rules him out of an entire season, not only might it spell the end of his long career, he is faced more immediately with a summer aimlessly wandering garden centers and listening to The Archers. He decides instead to set off on an odyssey across the counties of England in search of that golden time in his youth when his passion for the game was first kindled. It's a journey that begins in May in light drizzle at the birthplace of cricket, takes in the burial site of his favorite ground (now a Marks & Spencer), and even stops along the way to flirt with the love child of WG Grace and Kerry Katona that is Twenty20. It ends with the ultimate cricketing zenith-returning to the field of play to bowl an over to Freddie Flintoff in fading light in front of a capacity crowd. So can cricket still bring comfort and meaning to his life or is Old Father Time about to call for Michael's bails?
Label
The last flannelled fool : my small part in English cricket's demise and its large part in mine, Michael Simkins
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Publication
Control code
BDZ0011208633
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
312 p.
Isbn
9780091927547
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The last flannelled fool : my small part in English cricket's demise and its large part in mine, Michael Simkins
Publication
Control code
BDZ0011208633
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
312 p.
Isbn
9780091927547
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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