The Trials and Tribulations of the Ageing Cricketer
By (author) Marcus Berkmann
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Zimmer Men by Marcus Berkmann
Book DescriptionTen years after his classic Rain Men - 'cricket's answer to Fever Pitch,' said the Daily Telegraph - Marcus Berkmann returns to the strange and wondrous world of village cricket, where players sledge their team-mates, umpires struggle to count up to six, the bails aren't on straight and the team that fields after a hefty tea invariably loses. This time he's on the trail of the Ageing Cricketer, having suddenly realised that he is one himself and playing in a team with ten others every weekend. In their minds they run around the field as fast as ever; it's only their legs that let them down. ZIMMER MEN asks all the important questions of middle-aged cricketers. Why is that boundary rope suddenly so far away? Are you doomed to getting worse as a cricketer, or could you get better? How many pairs of trousers will your girth destroy in one summer? Chronicling the 2004 season, with its many humiliating defeats and random injuries, this coruscatingly funny new book laughs in the face of middle age, and starts thinking seriously about buying a convertible.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780349119151
(199mm x 127mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 6-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Marcus Berkmann
Spectator Book of Wit, Humour and Mischief, Hardback (August 2016)
The Spectator Book of Wit, Humour and Mischief collects some of the magazine's drollest contributions of the past twenty-five years, bringing a sharp eye to bear on the strangenesses of modern life.
Set Phasers to Stun, Paperback (March 2016)
Markus Berkmann's one-stop shop for all things Star Trek, published to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of one of the most iconic sci-fi series of all time.
Shed of One's Own, Paperback (June 2013)
A hilarious book about male midlife, from the inimitable humour of Marcus Berkmann
Ashes to Ashes, Paperback (May 2010)» View all books by Marcus Berkmann
* Marcus Berkmann's brilliant and hilarious account of the highs and lows (let's face it mainly lows) of watching Ashes cricket for 35 years
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Author Biography - Marcus Berkmann
Marcus Berkmann is the author of Rain Men. He writes regularly for the Oldie, Private Eye and the Spectator.
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