Fatty Batter: How Cricket Saved My Life (And Then Ruined It)

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This hilarious story of one man's lifelong obsession with cricket takes readers from the early awkward days as a fat boy growing up in a Brighton sweet shop to his years running a team of dysfunctional inadequates still chasing the sweet spot. In this story, cricket offers a shelter from life's irksome realities and a place in which to quietly dream. That place is a peculiarly English arcadia of occasional wondrous beauty, forests of comforting statistics, and the endless life-affirming rituals of defeat, humiliation, and disappointment—the perfect net practice for life.

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Michael Simkins is an actor.

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"Once you've read this account of one man's love affair with cricket, you'll never want to read another ghosted autobiography by a Pietersen or a Vaughan again - incompetence and failure is far more fun" -- Michael Atherton "An instant classic" -- Stephen Fry "The childhood recollections, suffused with warmth and spangled with pain and humour, are the book's unique selling point. Lovely stuff" Daily Telegraph "Simmo may be a shockingly average amateur cricketer, but when it comes to self- deprecating wit and telling a good anecdote, he's as sprightly as Garry Sobers in his prime ... anecdotes and quirky characters hurtle down at us like yorkers bowled by a fast bowler that I'm not quite knowledgeable enough to name ... an entertaining read indeed" Sunday Times "Michael writes about disaster, humiliation, rejection and ridicule - the hilarious truth" -- Nicholas Hytner

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