On and off the Field

On and off the Field : Ed Smith in 2003

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Ed Smith kept a diary of the 2003 cricketing season. It became a record of the most extraordinary summer of his life. The highs saw him become the first domestic batsman to reach 1000 runs, make four consecutive centuries and get a shot at playing for England. The lows involved a horrific injury to his captain and then saw his promising international career end almost as soon as it began. However, Smith's ability to conjure the thrill of the crease the batsman's exhilaration and fear as he's hunted relentlessly by bowler and fielder alongside startling insights into the game make this the definitive insider's book on modern cricket.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 18mm | 200g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • col. ports.
  • 0141015896
  • 9780141015897
  • 1,741,525

About Ed Smith

Ed Smith made his debut for Kent, Cambridge and Young England in 1986. He bats number 3 for the county. He read history at Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he took a double first, and is the author of one previous book, Playing Hard Ball, a highly acclaimed comparison of cricket and baseball, published by Little, Brown. He reviews fiction for the Sunday Telegraph and writes sports articles for The Times. He lives in Wye, outside Canterbury.v
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