The Country House Cricketer - raising money for Parkinson's research
Sold to raise money for research into Parkinson's disease.
Longlisted for the MCC/Cricket Society book of the year 2015.
The Country House Cricketer follows one man as he plays cricket at some of the most imposing and historic grounds in the country. From Audley End to Arundel, Stourhead to Sheffield Park, the book explores the relationship between the great game and some of England's great country houses, and boasts a foreword by ex-England star Mark Butcher and an introduction by Robert Sackville-West, descendant of one of the game’s great patrons
In 104 pages packed with beautiful photography, author Pete Langman considers the cricket, past and present, as played at these idiosyncratic and historic houses.
Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2008, Pete has written this book to help raise both money and awareness of the condition.
All profits from The Country House Cricketer will help fund research into Parkinson’s disease, via Parkinson's UK and the Cure Parkinson's Trust.
Praise for The Country House Cricketer
'A very fine book indeed' The Cricket Society
‘One of the best things I’ve ever read about the curious world of non-professional cricket. Beautifully written’ Anthony McGowan, author
‘Your coffee table will rarely be better served’ Si White, author of The Effing C-Word
‘Engaging and beautifully produced. Captures the peculiarly English spirit in which the amateur game is played’ Robert Sackville-West
‘Splendid photographs!’ Timothy McCann, historian of cricket
'Marvellous book, which is hard to put down', R, Kent
'Splendid publication', E, Surrey
'A lovely, lovely book, beautifully written and beautiful to look at', A, Bucks