Much has changed since I wrote my cricket book about the Scarborough Cricket Festival called Last of the Summer Wickets which was published in May 2019.
If you’re planning to go to this year’s Festival and want a cricket read for company, this is it.
It’s available to buy as a paperback or Kindle e-book on Amazon while Waterstones and other fine stores across the land will stock the paperback version of Last of the Summer Wickets.
So…what’s in the book?
Interviews with past players including Geoffrey Boycott, Darren Lehmann, Kevin Shine, Jim Love, Jason Gillespie and Andrew Gale.
Geoffrey Boycott discusses first and last Yorkshire games, Darren Lehmann re-lives his champagne moment and why Scarborough strikes such a chord. Jason Gillespie enthuses about county cricket by the sea and adventures out with the late Dave Callaghan of BBC Radio Leeds.
Plus, pizza at Giannis, the joy of a cooked breakfast at North Bay cafe, inspecting the wicket at lunch, watching the action from the Boundary Hotel, talking a good game in the marquee and sourcing insight from the press box.
What makes county cricket at Scarborough unique? What is its future?
I’ve interviewed those at the club, Mark Arthur, Yorkshire’s Chief Executive, plus many fans for whom a trip to North Marine Road is the first thing in the diary every year.
Last of the Summer Wickets celebrates county cricket on the coast, it cherishes Scarborough itself and it’s guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.
What have other people said about it?
Last of the Summer Wickets has been reviewed by Cricinfo, the Yorkshire Post and many others and it has featured in the Top 10 best-selling cricket books on Amazon.
Last time I looked, it had 4.5 stars on Amazon and here’s a sample review:
“A thoroughly delightful and engaging book. If you’ve been to Scarborough for the cricket you will love it, and if you haven’t, you’ll want to. I love the informal style.”
“It really does feel like sitting next to the author in the pub or cafe just having a chat – excellent. This book should be in every guesthouse in Scarborough for guests’ reading.”
If you’d like to order a paperback copy or Kindle e-book of Last of the Summer Wickets, here’s the link below: