A Lot of Hard Yakka, Triumph and Torment:A County


  • Paperback
  • A Lot of Hard Yakka, Triumph and Torment:A County Cricketer's Life: Cricketing Life on the County Circuit
  • Simon Hughes
  • 15 March 2018
  • 0747218137

10 thoughts on “A Lot of Hard Yakka, Triumph and Torment:A County Cricketer's Life: Cricketing Life on the County Circuit

  1. Mr. C. Fitzgerald Mr. C. Fitzgerald says:

    A frank and honest insight based on Simon s diary throughout his career as a first class cricketer in England and overseas.At the time of writing, the game was not awash with money and most cricketers were playing for the love of the game It was also refreshing to read that even pro batsmen and bowlers get nervous and indulge in naval gazing.Recommend.


  2. Gary John Nicholas Gary John Nicholas says:

    Quite simply one of the most honest autobiographies I have ever read If you like sport, especially cricket, and you want to know what life as a professional sportsman who never quite makes international level is like, day in and day out, this is a great read for it s humour and frankness Hopes, dreams, insecurities, triumphs and failures are all laid bare for examination in this very intimate account of his life from a promising teenager to his career as a cricket professional As well as giving a very candid picture of life both on and off the field, the politics of clubs, dressing rooms, on field behaviour and even training groups, it is also very evocative of what it was like to be a young man in the 70 s and 80 s.


  3. Buck Buck says:

    If you ever wondered what life is like on the county circuit then read this Well written in an easy style, full of the highs and lows in the life of a professional cricketer A player s view on fellow players a lot of them household names, I found this hard to put down This is the second Simon Hughes book I have read the other is the Ashes in ten matches and would recommend that one as well Pity we can t get Simon into the ECB to bring some sense to the current post Ashes review I will think twice before criticising a player after reading this


  4. J Hanson J Hanson says:

    Quite simply this is my favourite book on the game of cricket Probably also the most enjoyable book I have ever read International cricket is well documented and the part of the game with the most exposure However all England players have had to make their mark on the county game and here is the account of that merry go round We have lots stories of the fascinating characters of the all conquering Middlesex side of the 1980s Wayne Daniel, Mike Brearley, Mike Gatting, Phil Edmonds and John Emburey to name a few I will not go into details, I just implore you to get a copy of this book and read it if you are a cricket lover You will not regret it.


  5. R B Benson R B Benson says:

    I read this several years ago, lent it to someone and never got it back not surprising.Second reading reinforced my opinion that this was not another of the look what a brilliant career I ve had , but a realistic and very funny and self deprecating story of a county cricketer s highs and lows.Lots of insights into other players lives and attitudes, but never without an underlying sympathy that they were all in the same boat a fairly short career doing something they loved, and cetainly not for the money A complete delight


  6. Shoaib Shoaib says:

    This is quite simply the best cricket biography type book I have ever read.Full of entertaining insight.Full of dressing room and on the field anecdotes which for some reason most cricketers are reluctant to provide much about.Hilarious stories about overweight cricketers from the 1980s greedily munching away at stodgy lunches, nocturnal activities during hotel stays, conflict, overseas tours, etc.None for the usual self pity or self congratulatory nonsense about the boy from the council estate who did good, or cliche filled stuff about being in the zone, or poor me how tough it is being a paid professional sportsperson No, with this book you will get an honest account of every day life as a cricketer


  7. Worcester Man Worcester Man says:

    Simply the best insider cricket book I ve read.


  8. parenting-relationships.co Customer parenting-relationships.co Customer says:

    It was such a well written account of a County and England Cricketer Excellent from start to finish.


  9. P. HUDDLESTON P. HUDDLESTON says:

    Excellent read.


  10. Bill Ruse Bill Ruse says:

    Better than many a sports book, in that it is not much recitation of scores runs wickets etc, but an analysis of the game, and the characters involved.


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A Lot of Hard Yakka, Triumph and Torment:A County Cricketer's Life: Cricketing Life on the County CircuitSimon Hughes used to play for Middlesex and Durham before retiring from the game inHere he reveals what it is really like to be a professional cricketer


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