Gentleman and Player
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Gentleman and Player

Subtitle:
The Story of Colin Cowdrey, Cricket’s Most Elegant and Charming Batsman
By:
Andrew Murtagh
Price:
£18.99
Out:
ISBN:
9781785313226
Format:
Hardback
Size:
240 x 160
Pages:
352

Description

Colin Cowdrey is remembered for the elegance of his strokeplay, but there was much more to this complex man than a classical cover drive. His successes were numerous:  114 Test matches, 22 Test hundreds, and 100 first-class centuries. There was controversy and disappointment too - and, later, a leading role in cricket administration.

About the author

Andrew Murtagh is the author of four previous cricketing biographies, on George Chesterton, Tom Graveney, Barry Richards and John Holder. A former county cricketer for Hampshire, he became a teacher of English at Malvern College once his playing days came to an end - but only on his retirement discovered his metier as an author.