Few things are as evocative of the English summer as Test Match Special, and in 2019 the team had the biggest cricket season ever to cover, with the men's and women's Ashes series and the ICC World Cup all taking place. The action didn't disappoint, as TMS listeners tuned in to follow some of the most exciting action you could wish for.
Now, in this brilliant and compelling account of the summer, we get to see behind the scenes to find out what really goes on in the commentary box. As well as covering all the key events on the field to ensure the reader can relive a brilliant summer, the Test Match Special Diary takes the reader to the heart of the action to join Aggers and the rest of the crew. Relive the stunning drama of England's nailbiting World Cup victory in a Super Over, or Ben Stokes's match-winning innings to save the Ashes at Headingley, and find out how the commentary team coped as the tension mounted during some of the greatest games in cricketing history. As well as the cricket, we get to hear from the guests who inspired them and about the cakes that were irresistible; the bloopers that had them in stitches to the incredible moments that will never be forgotten - it's all here in this fascinating book.
Filled with contributions from all the regulars in the TMS commentary box, including Jonathan Agnew, Geoffrey Boycott, Isa Guha, Alison Mitchell, Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan, along with some of the most obscure cricketing trivia from scorers Andrew Samson and Andy Zaltzman, this is a book that no fan of Test Match Special can be without.
Test Match Special is the BBC radio programme that provides cricket commentary. First launched in 1957, it has long been regarded as one of the great broadcasting institutions. The regular team is currently led by Jonathan Agnew, and includes Geoffrey Boycott, Isa Guha, Simon Mann, Vic Marks, Alison Mitchell and Phil Tufnell, with Adam Mountford as the producer.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (November 14, 2019)
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