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

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Ebury Publishing, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 314 pages
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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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