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Thumping good sports books to read

First Impressions "Jon"
 
A Lot of Hard Yakka: Triumph and Torment - A County Cricketer's Life
A Lot of Hard Yakka: Triumph and Torment - A County Cricketer's Life
"An entertaining read; the life of a county cricketer amusingly told. Easily the best of his efforts."
Provided You Don't Kiss Me: 20 Years with Brian Clough
Provided You Don't Kiss Me: 20 Years with Brian Clough
"Still reading this; I'll add proper comments later. Enjoying."
Coming Back To Me: The Autobiography of Marcus Trescothick
Coming Back To Me: The Autobiography of Marcus Trescothick
"A brave book about a cricketing life and mental illness in sport (a better read than it sounds, though ghost written)."
A Social History of English Cricket (Sports Classics)
A Social History of English Cricket (Sports Classics)
"Another William Hill Sports Book of the Year (1999). Academic style but cricket has a fascinating story (and it's far from over yet, I hope)."
Head on - Ian Botham: The Autobiography
Head on - Ian Botham: The Autobiography
"Ian has a healthy ego on him, but he was a fine cricketer and is pleasant company over the length of the book."
Opening Up - My Autobiography
Opening Up - My Autobiography
"Sports Journalist of the Year (Mar 2010) at the British Press Awards."
A Lifetime In A Race
A Lifetime In A Race
"Rumour has it no ghost writer was used which is a refreshing change."
Playing Hard Ball: County Cricket and Big League Baseball
Playing Hard Ball: County Cricket and Big League Baseball
"An impressive 2003 debut from a (then) 26 year professional cricketer and Cambridge educated wordsmith."
Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography
Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography
"Review to follow."
Be Careful What You Wish For
Be Careful What You Wish For
"A gripping tale of a self-made multimillionaire following a dream and losing a fortune."
Feet in the Clouds: A Tale of Fell-Running and Obsession
Feet in the Clouds: A Tale of Fell-Running and Obsession
"Review to follow."
Inside the Box: My Life with Test Match Special
Inside the Box: My Life with Test Match Special
"Sad to read that the BBC are always wanting to stuff the team with non-cricketing BBC staffers."
Broken Dreams: Vanity, Greed and the Souring of British Football
Broken Dreams: Vanity, Greed and the Souring of British Football
"Review to follow."
A Corner of a Foreign Field: The Indian History of a British Sport
A Corner of a Foreign Field: The Indian History of a British Sport
"Review to follow."