Rt Hon Sir Alan Haselhurst MP
‘It was a harsh intrusion into the peaceful setting of a village cricket match. In the countryside gunshots are not unusual. Farmers are not averse to potting rabbits or scaring birds off their crops. In those circumstances more than one shot would be expected. It might have been a car backfiring. It was the fact that some people thought they had a heard a scream that tended to rule out these explanations.’
Fatally Cricket portrays the world of village cricket at its most murderous.
Illustrated with cartoons by Hoby.
Extent: 256 pages.
Imprint and publisher: The Professional and Higher Partnership.
Place of publication: Newmarket (2013).
‘‘Alan Haselhurst does for club cricket what Sweeney Todd did for a quick shave. A quiet afternoon in the country has never been more deadly’ – Michael Dobbs
‘Alan’s books are an enjoyable read for all friends of cricket’ – Graham Gooch OBE
‘Alan Haselhurst’s deep love of cricket and sense of humour run through all his cricket books. Accidentally Cricket is sure to delight his fans’ – Ed Smith
‘Alan Haselhurst loves cricket and writes more amusingly about it than any contemporary’ – Rt. Hon. Sir John Major, KG, CH