Yakking Around the World: A Cricketer's Quest for Love and Utopia

Yakking Around the World: A Cricketer's Quest for Love and Utopia

by SimonHughes (Author)

Synopsis

This is a wry, acerbic and very funny trip around the world offering real insights into national and cricketing cultures while exploring male attitudes to sex, love and marriage and ultimately revealing what constitutes Englishness. Simon Hughes, a professional cricketer (Middlesex and Durham), played a season in every other major Test match playing country during his 10 1/2 year cricket-playing career - from Australia and New Zealand, South Africa and the West Indies, to India, Pakistan, Malaysia and Zimbabwe. There are fascinating insights into cricket as well as witty observations and hilarious experiences of life abroad, women, bad food, worse accommodation. There are the encounters with the great cricketers from overseas - Richards, Warne, Azharuddin and Ambrose - as well as an evening on the beach with a Sri Lankan homosexual, the fatal attraction of a New Zealand divorcee, managing a double identity in Australia, as best man at an arranged marriage in India and many more strange and funny encounters.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Edition: New
Publisher: Pocket Books
Published: 02 Apr 2001

ISBN 10: 0671773828
ISBN 13: 9780671773823

Author Bio
Simon Hughes was a professional cricketer for Middlesex (1980-91) and Durham(1992-93). He won four county championship medals and five one-day trophies and took over 750 wickets. Since retiring from cricket he is a well-known sports writer for the Independent, Daily Telegraph, G.Q. and The Cricketer. He was a television commentator for the 1999 World Cup and is an analyst and reporter for Channel 4 Test Matches. He is the author of the bestselling A LOT OF HARD YAKKA: A Cricketer's Life which won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award. He lives in Hammersmith, London with his wife and young son.