|A true-life sporting memoir of one of the best batsman in the game who stunned the cricket world when he prematurely ended his own England career. Trescothick's brave and soul-baring account of his mental frailties opens the way to a better understanding of the unique pressures experienced by modern-day professional sportsmen.|
|Date of Publication||01/09/2008|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Country of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Content Note||5 b/w, 40 col plates (16pp), With index|
|Author Biography||Marcus Trescothick was born in Keynsham, Somerset in 1975. A left-handed opening batsman, he made his first-class debut for Somerset in 1993, his Test debut for England, against the West Indies, in August 2000, and has since represented his country in 123 one-day internationals and 76 Test matches, culminating in a historic 2005 Ashes victory against Australia that was rewarded by an MBE. He announced his retirement from international cricket in spring 2008. Nicknamed 'Tresco' and 'Banger' (after his favourite meal of bangers and mash) he is married to Hayley and has two young children. Peter Hayter is cricket correspondent on the Mail on Sunday and has ghosted the bestselling memoirs of Ian Botham and Phil Tufnell.|
|Prizes||Winner of William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2008. Shortlisted for British Sports Book Awards: Autobiography 2009 and Galaxy British Book Awards: Tesco Biography of the Year 2009.|
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