By Frances Edmonds
Who can omit Frances Edmonds' explosive cricketing diaries of the 1980s?In 1986 an insider cricket memoir rocked the principles of the game - however it wasn't through a player.Frances Edmonds, married to Middlesex and England participant Phil Edmonds - a WAG, no much less - had the audacity to put in writing essentially the most talked-about cricket books of the decade.In one other Bloody journey, her sharp, usually hilarious account of England's devastating 1986 journey of the West Indies, she chronicled the unmitigated catastrophe of the cricket - besides the politics and scandal that followed what turned referred to as the 'sex, medicinal drugs and rock 'n' roll tour'. regardless of having been many times instructed she knew not anything concerning the online game, her perceptive, witty and wickedly irreverent memoir of these disappointing months used to be a countrywide bestseller.Now, nearly thirty years on, Frances' account is extra proper than ever. up-to-date with a brand new creation, right here we discover that, way over the other recreation, cricket is a microcosm the place lifestyles in all its grim and wonderful features is vividly reflected.Since the Nineteen Eighties the game has replaced immeasurably. funds has altered every little thing. Pay degrees exceptional within the Nineteen Eighties exacerbate the corrosive results of getting a big name at the crew. management, motivation, workforce construction, model, trouble administration, burn-out, the cult of megastar and the elusive paintings of harnessing the big name performer: those are demanding situations continuously encountered in each quarter of endeavour, yet nowhere thrown extra sharply into concentration than via the insanity and mayhem of one other Bloody journey.
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Another Bloody Tour: England in the West Indies 1986 by Frances Edmonds