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Taking it from Behind: From Boycott to Blewitt - Cricket's Changing Face in Yorkshire's Quest for Glory Hardcover – 8 Nov 1999
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Richard Blakey, the Yorkshire wicket-keeper, chronicles the 1999 season as his team battle for honours in all four competitions.
Caught Behind is a fly-on-the-wall account of a season in top-class cricket and it also examines the issues that confront the game as we approach the new millennium. Blakey looks back on his own career, the men he has played with and against and the issues that have dominated cricket over the last ten years. This forthright account gives a true insight into what makes a county cricket club tick both on and off the field.
Top Customer Reviews
I found this book a very easy read and well presented.
The book's title may, of course, be attracting prospective readers who didn't quite realise it is about cricket.
I recommend 'Taking it From Behind' to anyone!?
Through the 22 weeks and 39 games, Blakey is able to discuss many of the topical subjects surrounding professional cricket during his era. Of note are his viewpoint on the presence of sledging and a decline in gentlemanly conduct in the years that Blakey has spent on the circuit. Indeed, many readers would be upset, but somehow not totally surprised, to hear of the lack of camaraderie between the players on the circuit. Especially poignant would be Blakey's description of the occasions where opposition players have consciously ignored him in both hotel and street. Surely this situation is a bizarre offshoot of the recent infatuation with perceived Aussie gamesmanship.Read more ›
In summary, I would recommend that all of my friends try Taking It From Behind - I know they'll love it.