By Jonny Bairstow
An emotionally wealthy, relocating and nuanced memoir from the Yorkshire and England wicketkeeper.
As a tender boy of 8, Jonny Bairstow used to be dealt a merciless blow. His father David ‘Bluey’ Bairstow, the combative and intensely renowned wicketkeeper and captain of Yorkshire, took his personal existence on the age of forty-six.
David left in the back of Jonny, Jonny’s sister Becky and half-brother Andy, and his spouse Janet, who had lately been clinically determined with melanoma on the time of his demise. From those tremendously tricky conditions, Jonny and his relations strived to discover a fair keel and are available to phrases with the lack of their father and husband.
Jonny discovered his approach via his commitment to recreation. He was once a proficient and normal athlete, with capability careers prior to him in rugby and soccer, yet he ultimately selected cricket and got here to construct a occupation that in his father’s footsteps, ultimately achieving the head of the game and breaking the list for many attempt runs in a 12 months by means of a wicketkeeper.
Written with multiple-award-winning author Duncan Hamilton, this can be a big tale of overcome adversity and a memoir with far-reaching classes approximately selection and the desire to overcome.
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