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My Way - Glenn Turner

Readers Union, 1976, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The first cricketer in thirty years to make one thousand runs in English first-class cricket before the end of May, Glenn Turner has written a book that is as fluent and direct as his batting. This is the story, from the inside, of the development of a cricketer whose attitude to the great game has always been professional, but who also has the ability to transmit his enjoyment to the reader. Glenn Turner made his first-class debut for Otago, New Zealand, at the age of seventeen and then set off for England where he soon established himself as one of Worcestershire’s best batsmen.

He has played in almost every cricketing country in the world, making four double-centuries for New Zealand in the West Indies in 1971-72 and ten centuries for Worcester during the 1970 season. In 1973 he headed the English batting averages, scoring a further thousand runs to add to the thousand made by the end of May. In the 1974 Test series against Australia, he scored a century in each innings of the second test — a New Zealand record — and played the major part in his country’s first-ever victory over Australia. His book is anecdotal and personal. He looks at the various types of instant cricket designed to make the game more exciting and assesses their effect on players and the first-class scene in general. Parts of the book are devoted to theory and technique; how Turner approaches an innings; how he bats against different types of bowling (especially the playing of spin bowling) and how he practises.”


Foreword or introduction by Tom Graveney. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 199 pages.
£6.50