In the Shadow of Packer

Subtitle:
England’s Winter Tour of Pakistan and New Zealand 1977/78
By:
David Battersby
Price:
£12.99
Out:
ISBN:
9781785311369
Format:
Paperback
Size:
216 x 138
Pages:
192

Description

On the back of a summer Ashes win in 1977, England faced a gruelling and punishing four-month winter tour of Pakistan and New Zealand. While, in Australia, the inaugural season of Kerry Packer’s controversial World Series Cricket began. Riots, the slowest Test century, upheaval in the camp, In the Shadow of Packer is the story of a tumultuous tour.

About the author

David Battersby was born and brought up in South Wales. He is a lifelong supporter of Glamorgan CCC. In the Shadow of Packer is his first cricket book. In his youth, David would mimic the bowling action of his boyhood hero Bob Willis, even taking 9 for 16 in one game against a rival school! David lives in Cheltenham with his wife and daughter and enjoys many hobbies outside cricket, which include riding his road bike and watching Newport County AFC.