We regret that due to the technical limitations of our site, we are unable to offer eBooks or Audio Downloads to customers outside of the UK.

For further details please read our eBooks help.

The Last Flannelled Fool: My Small Part in English Cricket's Demise and Its Large Part in Mine (Paperback)
  • The Last Flannelled Fool: My Small Part in English Cricket's Demise and Its Large Part in Mine (Paperback)

The Last Flannelled Fool: My Small Part in English Cricket's Demise and Its Large Part in Mine (Paperback)

£7.99
Paperback Published: 12/04/2012
  • In stock

We can send it to you within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Click & Collect From your local shop
Michael Simkins is the ultimate Sunday cricketer - passionate, obsessive, technically inept, and hopelessly deluded. When an injury rules him out of an entire season, not only might it spell the end of his long career, he is faced more immediately with a summer aimlessly wandering garden centres and listening to The Archers. He decides instead to set off on an odyssey across the counties of England in search of that golden time in his youth when his passion for the game was first kindled. It's a journey that begins in May in light drizzle at the birthplace of cricket, takes in the burial site of his favourite ground (now a Marks & Spencer) and even stops along the way to flirt with the love child of WG Grace and Kerry Katona that is Twenty20. It ends with the ultimate cricketing zenith - returning to the field of play to bowl an over to Freddie Flintoff in fading light in front of a capacity crowd. So can cricket still bring comfort and meaning to his life or is Old Father Time about to call for Michael's bails?

Publisher: Ebury Press
ISBN: 9780091927554

You may also be interested in...

“A whimsical saunter through a summer of cricket”

Following an injury, Simkins is banned from playing cricket for his team for a whole season, and decides to revist the game at all levels to see if he still loves it as he used to.

An amusing trawl around the village... More

25th April 2013
Helpful? Upvote 2 Downvote 1

Your review has been submitted successfully.

View your review