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Zimmer Men Marcus Berkmann

Zimmer Men By Marcus Berkmann

Zimmer Men by Marcus Berkmann


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Summary

The pains of the ageing cricketer revealed in the hilarious sequel to "Rain Men" (about the appalling Captain Scott Invitation XI - named after the model of heroic failure).

Zimmer Men Summary

Zimmer Men: The Trials of the Ageing Cricketer by Marcus Berkmann

Ten years after his classic Rain Men - 'cricket's answer to Fever Pitch,' said the Daily Telegraph - Marcus Berkmann returns to the strange and wondrous world of village cricket, where players sledge their teammates, umpires struggle to count up to six, the bails aren't on straight and the team that field after a hefty tea invariably loses. This time he's on the trail of the Ageing Cricketer, having suddenly realised that he is one himself and playing in a team with ten others every weekend. In their minds they run around the field as fast as ever; it's only their legs that let them down. Zimmer Men asks all the important questions of middle-aged cricketers. Why is that boundary rope suddenly so far away? Are you doomed to getting worse as a cricketer, or could you get better? How many pairs of trousers will your girth destroy in one summer? Chronicling the 2004 season, with its many humiliating defeats and random injuries, this coruscatingly funny new book laughs in the face of middle age, and starts seriously thinking about buying a motorbike.

About Marcus Berkmann

Marcus Berkmann is the author of Rain Men. He writes regularly for the Oldie, Private Eye and The Spectator

Additional information

GOR001417944
9780316728386
0316728381
Zimmer Men: The Trials of the Ageing Cricketer by Marcus Berkmann
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Little, Brown & Company
2005-07-07
224
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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