Former Gloucestershire Media Sports Writer of the Year Rob Harris has been playing village cricket for almost 40 years. In inner cities some kids join street gangs in search of respect, but in Rob's childhood the gangs were village cricket clubs and the weapon of choice was a Gunn & Moore bat. Won't You Dance for Virat Kohli? is an honest, funny and colourful account of sporting obsession and how a childhood passion for cricket can dominate grown-up thoughts, dreams, relationships - and weekends. This is the story of one humble club cricketer's misguided search for personal respect and fulfilment in the strangest of places, foregoing holidays and family time to spend long summer days lounging around village greens with other screwed-up 'weekend warriors', whilst secretly wishing he was somewhere - anywhere - else. It is a book that will resonate with anyone who knows and loves grass-roots cricket.
AUTHOR: Rob Harris grew up in the Forest of Dean but now lives in Oxfordshire. For more than 15 years he worked on regional newspapers as a journalist, sports editor and sub-editor, and he is the former editor of The Forester newspaper. He was named Gloucestershire Media Sports Writer of the Year and is the author of The Gloucester Rugby Miscellany. A self-confessed cricket nut, he has played the game at a lowly grass-roots level for 40 years.