TWO BOOKS SHORTLISTED FOR CWC AWARD
We’re delighted to announce that two of our titles have been shortlisted for the prestigious Cricket Writers’ Club 2021 Derek Hodgson Book Award.
Too Black to Wear Whites: The Remarkable Story of Krom Hendricks, a Cricket Hero Rejected by the Empire and The Thin White Line: The Inside Story of Cricket's Greatest Scandal saw off strong competition to make the shortlist of seven books after the judging committee, headed by Paul Edwards, whittled down a longlist of 15 titles.
The Cricket Writers’ Club will announce the winner at its annual lunch on 5 October.
Congratulations from all Pitch go to The Thin White Line author Nick Greenslade and Too Black to Wear Whites co-authors Jonty Winch and Richard Parry.
Too Black to Wear Whites is the compelling story of Krom Hendricks, the first black South African sporting hero.
One of the world's best fast bowlers, he was barred by Cecil Rhodes from playing for his country on grounds of race. In challenging the establishment, Hendricks became the central figure in the evolution of sports segregation.
The Thin White Line is the gripping account of the spot-fixing scandal of 2010 which sent shockwaves through cricket.
Taking the reader hour by hour through the fateful events of that August and beyond, it reveals how the News of the World uncovered the criminality of the Pakistan captain and his two best bowlers, and how its star reporter would follow them to jail.
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