BOOK PANEL ANNOUNCES ITS CWC BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD SELECTIONS

The book panel of Richard Hobson, Tanya Aldred, Murray Hedgcock, Raf Nicholson and Richard Whitehead has reduced its longlist of 13 for this year’s award down to six (see image above). The winner of the £400 prize will be announced at the CWC’s annual lunch at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square on 1 October. The longlist was as follows (those still in the running are asterisked):

Gary Cox - Cricket Ball, Bloomsbury Academic
* Simon Wilde - England, the Biography, Simon and Schuster
Eric Midwinter - His Captain’s Hand on his Shoulder Smote, ACS Publications
Karunya Keshav and Sidhanta Patnaik - The Fire Burns Blue, Westland Sports
Pat Murphy - The Greatest Season, Fairfield Books
* Robin Smith - The Judge, Yellow Jersey Press
* Graeme Fowler - Mind Over Batter, Simon and Schuster
Moeen Ali - Moeen, Allen and Unwin
* Mike Brearley - On Cricket, Constable
Vic Marks - Original Spin, Allen and Unwin
Mark Peel - Playing the Game, Pitch Publications
* Derek Pringle - Pushing the Boundaries, Hodder
* Geoff Lemon - Steve Smith’s Men, Hardie Grant Books


September 6, 2019