Taking Fresh Guard

Taking Fresh Guard : A Memoir

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Tony Lewis has reached the top of English cricket as a player captaining his country, as a commentator for the BBC, and as an administrator becoming President of the MCC. But even these bare outlines do not do justice to the full range of his career, as a musician, rugby player, head of the Welsh Tourist Board, and much else besides. In this memoir, Tony Lewis takes us through key episodes in his life, showing how chance moments have shaped much that followed. Written in a warm and lyrical style, this is a fascinating account of one man's remarkable life and of the sport he loves so much. He recalls the great characters he has met throughout his career, and gives his vision of a way forward for English cricket.show more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 127 x 196 x 20mm | 229g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 2 x 8pp b/w
  • 074726273X
  • 9780747262732

About Tony Lewis

Tony Lewis won a double Blue (cricket and rugby) at Cambridge before starting a career in cricket for Glamorgan and England, whom he captained eight times. He was a BBC broadcaster from 1974-98, and then became president of the MCC from 1998-2000.show more

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'The best sporting autobiography of the year' -- Robert Hands, The Times 20031206 'As vivid as a butterfly flitting from flower to flower...these memoirs are engrossing and often very funny' -- Christopher Martin-Jenkins, The Times 20030614 'He has bags to say and much of it is worth listening to... All wry and witty, nothing dry and dusty here' -- David Llewellyn, Independent 20030616 'An engaging and enjoyable read ... Taking Fresh Guard is a fine memoir from a multi-talented man' -- Chris Pryke, Birmingham Post 20030816show more