Monday, November 25, 2013

Book Review #287 - Jimmy: My Story by James Anderson


He's the good-looking lad from Burnley whose brilliance on the pitch and good looks have drawn comparisons with David Beckham and who has established himself as one of the most exciting cricketers in world. In his first book, James Anderson (or Jimmy, as everyone knows him) tells the story of his life in cricket. From promising beginnings at Burnley Cricket club where he discovered, seemingly overnight, that he could bowl faster than the rest, to his first-class debut with Lancashire and the England call up that followed, to playing under Darren Fletcher and the run of hat tricks that made him England's golden boy. Career-halting injury devastated Anderson but then came a recent glorious return to form making this is a tale of exuberance, determination and sheer force of character.

Jimmy Anderson has earned himself a place at the high table of English cricket and this book, much like the man himself, is sure to get people talking.
My Rating: 4/5
I would consider Jimmy Anderson as one of my favourite cricketers so I was always going to enjoy this book.
I read this book in less than a day. It was quite easy to read especially the first part. When the on-field part took over it slowed down a bit but was still interesting.
He gave very insightful information about his career and the Ashes parts were obviously the most fascinating.
There were a few parts that were particularly interesting like his altercation with Michael Clarke or Brad Haddin's on-field sledging tactics.

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