How did you come to love the game?
Personal encounters of cricket come in many forms: from fierce backyard
rivalries; to village green heroics; to the deeply professional sport we find
ourselves utterly engrossed in.
Perhaps no sport is so suitably
and gloriously captured and enjoyed on the page, and it is not only Wisden
Almanacks and prematurely published autobiographies of fledgling international
careers which can be pored over.
Cowers has been asked to review
many cricketing titles over the years - including Ian Botham's inauspicious
dabbling into the world of carp fishing - but few have