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Tuffers' Cricket Tales: Stories to get you excited for the Ashes

Tuffers' Cricket Tales: Stories to get you excited for the Ashes (Paperback)

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Get excited for the 2017-18 Ashes series with this wonderful collection of wacky and hilarious anecdotes from the man who is never stumped for a good cricketing story, Phil Tufnell. A deliciously eccentric series of anecdotes, Tuffers' Cricket Tales is a Sunday Times bestseller. 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 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 gift for all cricket fans.Raves for Tuffers' Cricket Tales: 'Hilarious' (Daily Star Sunday); 'Amusing' (All Out Cricket); 'Deliciously eccentric' (Lytham St Anne's Express)Five star reader reviews for Tuffers' Cricket Tales:'Just like having Tuffers reading it to you. A well written book, a vivid imagination and lots of stories to make you laugh''This book proves once and for all that Tuffers is a national treasure. The beauty of this book is that even people who only like cricket a little, love Tuffers a lot. A winner''This book is an absolute hoot. There's a funny story pretty much on every single page, and the warmth of Tuffers' heart shines through. An absolute must for all cricket fans'

Sport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationCricket Publisher: Headline Publishing Group Publication Date: 23/05/2013 ISBN-13: 9780755362929  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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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.

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