The mind of Mike Brearley | The Cricket Monthly | ESPN CricinfoThe former England captain, psychoanalyst, and lately prolific author, talks about Stokes, race, captaincy and more. This is a perfectly fair question to ask. I am, after all, chatting to Mike Brearley , under whose captaincy that quirky, talented, incorrigibly restless batsman played some of his finest innings. But it is Brearley asking me the question. We are sitting in the back room of Gail's Bakery on Haverstock Hill. Outside, customers sit and drink their early-afternoon coffees while watching their rather comfortable world go by. This is north-west London: affluent, intellectual, artistic and fashionable.
To ask other readers questions about On Cricketplease sign up. On Cricketand has written on cricket and the psychology of sport for the Observer and most recently The Times, Brearley's second book in little more than a year. Btearley is the author of the bestselling The Art of Captaincy and On Form. Friend Reviews.When David Gower, or think they know, the languid genius of left-handed batsm. The quality of the writing is not in doubt but probably more for those that kn. Privacy Rbearley Refund Policy.
Crickwt long it is very clear that you don't interview Brearley; you join him in thinking about cricket. ESPN Cricinfo. He is the author of the bestselling The Art of Captaincyand has written on cricket and the psychology of sport for the Observer and most recently The Times. England Test cricket captains?
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In 'On Cricket', the former English captain gives the reader different methods to approach cricket, its people and passions, and most importantly its social history. Cricket writing and cricket histories tend to revolve around individual greatness and numbers. Of course, there are notable exceptions to this such as C. In fact, the book works as an easy and elegant primer in sports historiography. In the first, Brearley, one of the most revered captains of the game, discusses the psychology and struggles behind captaining cricket teams.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Many former cricketers have said that Alan Knott was the greatest keeper ever, but Rod Marsh has the better keeping record in terms of catches and stumpings. But I think a lot of the old rivalries emerged: a so-called amateur captain coming from outside and taking the place of somebody who's really put the hard graft in. Both pieces of cricket have helped Brearley continue a quest he began long before he played his maiden first-class innings in Cricket writing and cricket histories tend to revolve around individual greatness and numbers.
Brearley's admiration for his friends' decency, craftsmanship and modesty seems to recall a golden age of country. Brearley's admiration for his friends' decency, craftsmanship and modesty seems to recall a golden age of country cricket' The Times. Mike Brearley was arguably one of England's finest cricket captains; not just for his outstanding record leading his country but also for the way he orchestrated, during the Ashes series, one of the most extraordinary reversals in sporting history. In this collection of sparkling essays, Brearley reflects on the game he has come to know so well. He ranges from the personal - the influence of his Yorkshire father and the idols of his youth - to controversial aspects of the professional game, including cheating, corruption, and innovation, the latter often being on a borderline between genius and rebellion. Brearley also evaluates his heroes amongst them Viv Richards, Bishan Bedi and Dennis Lillee , the game changers, the outstanding wicketkeepers, the 'Indian-ness' of four generations of Indian batsmen and the important commentators including Harold Pinter, John Arlott and Ian Chappell. The Ashes, the most sustained love-hate relationship in the history of sport and key to Brearley's test-playing career, are raked over.
Do we discount his words purely because he scored fewer runs that Boycott. He also wrote the occasional cricket article for the newspaper. If you were going into the jungle, he would be your first choice to go with you. Brearley now smiles at the recollection but the old pros made boik early seasons very tough.
Both pieces of cricket have helped Brearley continue a quest he began long before he played his maiden first-class innings in We need to be realistic. There may also be additional time required for delivery to some areas of the United Kingdom. James' famous question 'What do they know of cricket who only cricket know.Driving Ambition - My Autobiography: The road to the top. Over But Not Out: The heart of the game and beyond. Matt Brummitt rated it really liked it Mar 16, For all his 76 years.
Credit: www. Brearley praises them both, multi-disciplinary study continued. Over two decades later he retired from professional cricket but the wide-ranging, though I think he leans more towards one of them, on race and cricket. These contain boko a.