Wednesday, 2 March 2016

New book set for June launch

I am thrilled to announce that my second book, produced by Pitch Publishing, will be launched on June 1.

'In Their Own Words: Derbyshire Cricketers in Conversation' looks at the history of  Derbyshire County Cricket Club since the Second World War, told through interviews with some of the biggest names of that seventy-year period.

Starting with Walter Goodyear, now 99, the book looks at some of the biggest names and personalities of the period, those involved in the biggest stories and best-placed to tell it like it really was.

With a background in oral history, I wanted to capture these memories while there was a chance to do so and have them in one place for posterity. I am grateful to all those who so willingly gave their time to talk to me and I hope that the end result will be enjoyed by Derbyshire cricket fans of every age.

It has done what I hoped for and captured a lot of stories that I and hopefully you have never heard before, about the lot of a professional cricketer and the development of our cricket club over many decades.

More on this in the coming weeks!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very exciting news, congratulations! I look forward to getting a signed copy come June!

Spireite Tim

Peakfan said...

Thanks Tim! Appreciate that and look forward to catching up as the best of sports starts again...keep well