Herding Cats: The Art of Amateur Cricket Captaincy (Paperback)Charlie Campbell (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 206 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Very funny. Cricket captains everywhere will relate to this. * Nasser Hussain *
Charlie Campbell has written amateur cricket an ardent love letter; when faced with the deepest frustrations the amateur captain must endure he hates neither the players nor the game. Funny and touching in equal measure. * Al Murray *
A professional cricket captain needs to be part psychologist, part gambler, part babysitter, part sergeant-major, part "one of the lads" and part aloof overseer. As Charlie Campbell shows, it's even trickier for the amateur! * Mark Butcher *
After several years of trying, Charlie Campbell's leadership skills finally overcame mine when the Authors trounced Heartaches in 2016. How foolish of him to reveal his secrets, albeit extraordinarily entertainingly. * Sir Tim Rice *
Shot through with wit and warmth, Herding Cats is at its heart a paean to a sport that can be both stunningly uplifting and, without warning, hauntingly debilitating. It will certainly resonate with anyone who has played or loves cricket. But there are lessons here for a wider audience too about leadership, team spirit and the importance of recognising that there is more to life than winning * Evening Standard *
In Herding Cats you genuinely smile for the Authors when they pull off an incredible feat... relentlessly entertaining and gets better as its innings goes on. * Literary Review *
Taking The Art of Captaincy by former England cricket captain Mike Brearley as his inspiration, Charlie Campbell has produced a delightful equivalent for the amateur game ... Alongside humour, there are genuine insights into how to unlock players' potential * Independent i *
Deliciously witty * The Cricketer *
Illuminating and entertaining in equal measure * Ilkley Gazette *
Herding Cats is a brilliant account of a season spent in the lower rungs of this eternally beautiful game. * Choice *
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