England: The Biography by Simon Wilde
England: The Biography is the most comprehensive account of the England cricket team that has ever been published, taking the reader into the heart of the action and the team dynamics that have helped shape their success, or otherwise. It is now 140 years since England first played Test match cricket and, for much of that time, it has struggled to perform to the best of its capabilities.
For “cricket tragics” like me, this book is heaven, said Dominic Lawson in The Sunday Times. Even the lists with which each chapter ends are riveting. Want to know the top ten England left-arm orthodox spin Test bowlers since 1884, by averages? Or the numbers of full days’ play lost to rain, by ground? It’s all here – and a great deal more besides.