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An honest and frank account of a turbulent 20-year career, laying bare a unique personality along with controversial new revelations from the international and domestic game.
From Gower and Flintoff to Cronje and Pietersen, Paul Nixon has shared a dressing room with some of the biggest names in both international and domestic cricket - often enraging them on the field of play. Known as crickets most prolific ‘sledger’, he has amassed more than 20 years of stories from his career at the heart of the game, the majority of which have never seen the light of day. For the first time he now reveals them in typically outspoken style, delving into his own personal experiences of the most notorious episodes in the sports history.
Including memories of the ‘Fredalo’ incident as well as controversial new match-fixing revelations, Keeping Quiet is a remarkable and entertaining story featuring a behind-the-scenes look at a long and successful career.
• Details the turbulent personal life of a man who grew up on a farm and went on to enjoy a 20-year career at the top of his game.
• The secrets of a unique playing style and a fascinating psychological insight in the subject.
• Discloses new match-fixing allegations, a subject that has dominated the news over the last 2 years.
• Includes 24 evocative pages of colour photographs.
"A mosquito buzzing around in the night, that needs to be swatted but always escapes." (Steve Waugh)
Paul Nixon is a high-profile domestic and international cricket star who has played for Kent, Leicestershire and England. He is a prolific sledger and is famously the only man to have ever upset Graham Gooch on the field of play. Jon Colman is a multi-award-winning sports writer with Cumbrian Newspapers. He is a fanatical England cricket fan and has followed the team and Paul Nixon’s career closely over the years. He lives in Carlisle.
To be published 1st July 2012, £17.99 Hardback
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