Boundaries, maidens, Botham and Bell; centuries, dinks, Lara and Laker… in this amazing collection of interviews, John Duncan explores the idiosyncratic, historical and entertaining game of cricket through people who share a true passion for the sport.
Drawing upon various cricketing memories from some of the most respected names in British culture, business and politics – including Sir Michael Parkinson, Sir Tim Rice and the Duke of Edinburgh – and covering a variety of topics such as classic matches and personal cricketing heroes, Cricket Wonderful Cricket is an entertaining and unique insight into the eccentric and indeed wonderful game of cricket.
• In this fascinating collection of interviews, John Duncan explores the eccentric and absorbing game of cricket in conversation with twenty of the most respected names in British culture, entertainment, sport, business and politics.
• The Duke of Edinburgh, Sir Michael Parkinson, Rory Bremner, Sir Tim Rice, Alan Davies, Sir Martin Sorrell, Barry Norman, Chris Tarrant, Bill Wyman, Sir John Major and Nicholas Parsons are among those who feature. They all offer their anecdotes, humour, memories, heroes and opinions.
• From how Hitler put an end to a budding Yorkshire career to the man who created his own cricket ground from the social problems of sitting next to Robert Mugabe in the stands – this is a surprising and hilarious collection of stories.
Former England Ashes winning captain Mike Gatting says “A terrific mix of interviews has produced some pretty amazing stories. It’s an absolute must for cricket lovers.”
John Duncan is a writer and former broadcaster who made his debut alongside Des Lynam at BBC Radio Brighton. While also pursuing a successful business career, he commentated and reported on cricket, football and other sports and has written for the national press on a range of topics including banking, travel and sport. He has been commentator on charity & benefit cricket matches for 40 years, primarily for the Lord’s Taverners cricketing charity.
Published on 18th April 2011