Catalogue Number: 5K5-AD7Z
- Author: Phil Tufnell
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Published: 24 May 2012
- ISBN: 9780755362912
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Phil Tufnell, aka Tuffers , is the much-loved English cricketer from the 1990s who has now become one of this country's favourite broadcasters. Not cast from the same mould as other players of his generation, Tufnell became a cult figure for his unorthodox approach to the game ...and to life in general. Tuffers' Cricket Tales is a deliciously eccentric collection of the great man's favourite cricket stories that will amuse and inform in equal measure. Tufnell's unmistakably distinctive voice, as heard to such good effect on Test Match Special , steers fans through dozens and dozens of terrifically entertaining and insightful anecdotes, garnered from his 25-year playing and broadcasting career. He introduces a cast of genuinely colourful characters found in dressing-rooms and commentary boxes from around the world, and in the process offers a uniquely warm and quirky homage to his sport. A perfect Father's Day gift for all cricket fans.
Phil Tufnell, aka Tuffers , played 42 Test matches and 20 One-Day Internationals for England between 1990 and 1997. In a 17-year first class career, he took more than 1,000 wickets with his left-arm spin. Following retirement in 2002, Tufnell became a hugely popular TV personality. He was the winner of ITV1's I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here in 2003, and enjoyed a long run in BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing in 2009. Current broadcasting commitments include being team captain on BBC1's A Question of Sport and regular features on BBC1's The One Show . He is currently a star turn on Radio 4's iconic Test Match Special show. In 2011, he was awarded an honorory doctorate from Middlesex University.