Test of Character

Subtitle:
The Story of John Holder, Fast Bowler and Test Match Umpire.
Author:
Andrew Murtagh and John Holder
Price:
£18.99
Publication date:
ISBN:
9781785311772
Format:
Hardback
Size:
240 x 160
Pages:
352

Description

After a career playing for Hampshire, cut short by injury, John Holder, an immigrant from Barbados, turned his hand to umpiring. In 27 years, he officiated in 11 Tests and 19 one-day internationals. A Test of Character throws an interesting light on the job of an international umpire, with all its pressures, controversies and prejudices.

About the author

It was when reading English at Southampton University, that Andrew Murtagh joined Hampshire. John Holder was a team-mate and they built up a strong friendship that survives to this day. Andrew's previous books are A Remarkable Man, The Story of George Chesterton, short-listed for the MCC Cricket Society Book of the Year; Touched by Greatness, The Story of Tom Graveney, England's Much Loved Cricketer; and Sundial in the Shade, The Story of Barry Richards, The Genius Lost to Test Cricket.