Launched in time for the 2013 back-to-back series Ashes Match of My Life features fourteen legends telling the stories behind their most thrilling triumphs in the historic series – and enables cricket fans to relive these magic moments through the eyes and emotions of the men out in the middle of the field, playing their hearts out for England and Australia in one of the sporting world’s most intense rivalries.
More than half a century of action is captured: from Sir Donald Bradman in the 1940s via Geoffrey Boycott and Jeff Thomson, Glenn McGrath and Mark Taylor and into the new millennium, recreating all the excitement of Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath taking on Michael Vaughan’s England.
The book comes right up to date with Paul Collingwood giving the inside story on the 2010/11 historic series win in Australia.
Each player winds back the clock to reveal the tension, controversy, sledging, humour and passion involved in pursuit of glory – and the true cricketing greatness which can only ever be grasped within an Ashes series.
· The Ashes Match of My Life boasts an incredible line-up of cricket legends, including David Gower, Geoffrey Boycott, Glenn McGrath, Bob Willis, Mike Hussey, Justin Langer, Jeff Thomson, Neil Harvey, Ashley Giles, Merv Hughes and Mark Taylor.
· A completely revised and updated imprint of the critically acclaimed My Greatest Ashes Test, which earned exceptional reviews: "A real delight" (The Wisden Cricketer), and "One of the greatest ever books on the Ashes." (Frank Keating, The Guardian)
· Relive some of the greatest Test matches in Ashes history through the eyes of the men who played in them.
· Each player reveals the tension, the controversy, the traditions, the controversy, the personal battles, the sledging, the humour, the anecdotes, the parties and the passion involved in competing in an Ashes series.
Ashes Match of My Life published on 1st July 2013. Click here for more information.