Grizzly: My Life and Times in Cricket by Chris Adams
In a cricket career spanning nearly 30 years, Chris Adams has enjoyed some unforgettable moments. He played for England, enduring a brutal Test debut against South Africa in 1999, and was the greatest captain in the history of Sussex, turning them from perennial underachievers into the most successful county of the 2000s. Within two years of becoming a coach, he had made Surrey trophy winners again. There have been some difficult times, too. The internecine warfare at his first county, Derbyshire, which led to his departure; frustrating experiences with the England hierarchy; and the struggle to control the work-hard-play-hard culture in the Surrey dressing room, which ultimately ended in tragedy. Throughout his life in cricket 'Grizzly' has always tried to remain true to his convictions. Now, as he contemplates his next challenges in the game, Adams fronts up again and tells his own remarkable story of a life in cricket.