In How Not to be a Cricketer, former England international and TV personality Phil Tufnell highlights the many potential pitfalls of a professional cricket career, and provides a hilarious insight into how to avoid them and what happens when, like him, you don't.
In the modern era of highly professional cricket, with coaches for every aspect of the game and a support staff that outnumbers the players, it often seems that everything should run smoothly. But we all know that life doesn't work that way. Based on his own experiences of embarrassing misunderstandings, awkward mistakes and amusing escapades, Tuffers recalls some of the moments from his career that are more likely to find their way to the blooper reel than to any coaching manual.
Phil Tufnell was born in Barnet in 1966 and played cricket for Middlesex and England between 1986 and 2002, winning 42 Test caps and taking 121 wickets. Since retiring from the game, he has become a hugely popular summariser on Test Match Special, a team captain on A Question of Sport since 2008 and won I'm a Celebrity...Get Me out of Here!.
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