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Gentleman and Player The Story of Colin Cowdrey, Cricket’s Most Elegant and Charming Batsman By Andrew Murtagh

Release date: 20th July, 2017
Publisher: Pitch Publishing

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According to former county cricketer and author Andrew Murtagh, a batsman has around 0.4 of a second to react to a bowler’s extra-fast delivery, ie one that exceeds 90mph. It’s difficult to imagine how it feels to face such a lightning-fast ball careering its way like a missile towards your head, especially in the pre-protective helmet era, yet as Murtagh points out, Colin Cowdrey, a man with 114 Test caps, more than 7,000 Test runs and 100 first-class centuries to his credit “knew how to survive and flourish against the very fastest.” (read review)

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Football Book Reviews

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Johnny Haynes Portrait of a Football Genius By James Gardner

Release date: 11th August, 2017
Publisher: Pitch Publishing

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James Gardner was taken to his first Fulham game at the age of seven and fell in love. That love has clearly deepened over the intervening half century as this first full-length biography of a man who was not only an outstanding footballer but the first Englishman to earn £100 a week shows. (read review)



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The Billionaires Club: The Unstoppable Rise of Football’s Super-Rich Owners By James Montague

Release date: 24th August, 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Sport

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We have a copy of THE BILLIONAIRES CLUB to give away. To win this prize, simply answer the following question: How much did PSG reportedly pay Barcelona for Neymar? Send your answer to comps@sportsbookofthemonth.com no later than 29th August 2017 (read review)

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Sports book of the Year

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