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Original Spin: Misadventures in Cricket [9781911630197]

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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, it's impossible not to be charmed by this wry, shrewdly observed account of a golden age in cricket.


AUTHOR: Victor James 'Vic' Marks is a former Somerset and England cricketer, who played in six Tests and 34 One Day Internationals. He writes for The Observer and The Guardian newspapers and reports on Test series whilst summarising for the BBC's Test Match Special.

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27-Jun-2019
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336
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