Easier Said Than Done

A Life in Sport
 
 
St David's Press
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  • erschienen am 9. Juli 2020
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  • 283 Seiten
 
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978-1-902719-62-7 (ISBN)
 
From Mumbai and Lahore to the Highveld of the Transvaal and in his native Wales, Alan Wilkins is internationally known and admired as an accomplished sports broadcaster. Growing up as a talented young cricketer in 1970s Cardiff, Alan dreamt of a life in sport and yearned to travel the world but, as he reveals in Easier Said Than Done, he could never have imagined he would realise his dream via a microphone and television camera rather than with a bat and a ball. With great humility and humour, Alan Wilkins tells the fascinating story of how he swapped the life of a sports teacher for a career as a professional cricketer with Glamorgan and Gloucestershire - taking over 370 wickets and playing in the 1977 Gillette Cup final - and how it was brought to a devastating end in 1983 by a debilitating shoulder injury. Determined that his Life in Sport would not end after his enforced retirement from cricket, Alan vividly describes how, with determination and enthusiasm, he embarked on a new and successful career in sports broadcasting which has seen him commentate on many of the world's greatest sporting occasions - from Wimbledon to The Masters and from the Rugby World Cup to the Indian Premier League and Pakistan Super League - and how he has forged lifelong friendships with many legends of the sporting world. Millions of sports fans know Alan Wilkins the broadcaster but now, with Easier Said Than Done, they can get to know the man behind the microphone, and the absorbing story of his Life in Sport.
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  • Englisch
  • Cardiff
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  • Großbritannien
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85 b/w & colour
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978-1-902719-62-7 (9781902719627)
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Alan Wilkins was a professional cricketer with Glamorgan and Gloucestershire before injury forced his early retirement, and a change of direction into sports broadcasting in Wales, South Africa and South East Asia. Millions of sports fans know Alan Wilkins the broadcaster but now, with Easier Said Than Done, they can get to know the man behind the microphone, and the absorbing story of his Life in Sport
Preface by Vijay Amritraj

Foreword by Sunil Gavaskar

Introduction by Lynn Davies

1. Early Days

2. Loughborough, Eventually

3. Glamorgan New Boy

4. Home Truths

5. High Hopes on the Highveld

6. The Parting of Ways

7. Back to the Sun

8. Christmas in Calcutta

9. Reality Check

10. The Jacaranda City

11. The Beginning of the End

13. No Shoulder No Cry

14. Familiar Places, Friendly Faces

15. Back To The Future

16. Indian Hat-Trick

17. Wales Welcomes The Rugby World

18. Singapore Fling

19. Vijay

20. Never a Good Walk Spoiled

21. Stumps

Selected Career Statistics

Index
'his good humour pervades' John Hotten, Wisden; 'Alan Wilkins is clearly a thoroughly decent bloke ... a memoir that I certainly recommend ... a good quality hardback ... essential statistics and an excellent index. The photographs are well reproduced' Martin Chandler, CricketWeb; 'Wilkins definitely has a story worth telling.' Richard Whitehead, The Cricketer; 'Alan epitomises what sport is all about.' Clive Lloyd; 'Alan Wilkins has to be the nicest man in broadcasting.' Sunil Gavaskar

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