Released in time for the Ashes in July, the Art Of Centuries is a fascinating exploration into not only the history of those who have managed to achieve the fate of the illustrious triple figure score but also the mental and physical efforts needed by the players to reach it. Steve James uses his award-winning forensic insight to explore the art of making a century.
With interviews from some of the world’s leading run-scorers throughout history, including Andrew Strauss, Ricky Ponting and Geoffrey Boycott, as well as drawing on his own experiences on the field to get to the very heart of what it means to have the accolade of being a century-scoring batsman.
The Art of Centuries is much more than a book about cricket, with an impeccably researched exploration of the art of the game, by one of its finest commentators.
Steve James has been a regular contributor of articles on both cricket and rugby for the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Telegraph for over ten years. Having played county cricket with Glamorgan for over eighteen years, scoring nearly 16,000 runs at an average of over 40 and captaining the side for three seasons, James has both a vast knowledge and love for the game.
Published: April 2015