Not Out at Close of Play

A Life in Cricket

; Sir Geoffrey Boycott (Forord) ; James Graham-Brown (Bidragsyter)

You could argue that Dennis Amiss' 7 decade cricket career started the day he was born, when his parents named him after not one but two celebrated cricketers. Or maybe it started when he was 7, sneaking into the Birmingham Cooperative Society to play a few matches with his friends! Or perhaps it was on 7 April 1958; not only his 15th birthday, but also his first day as a professional cricketer. Les mer
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You could argue that Dennis Amiss' 7 decade cricket career started the day he was born, when his parents named him after not one but two celebrated cricketers. Or maybe it started when he was 7, sneaking into the Birmingham Cooperative Society to play a few matches with his friends! Or perhaps it was on 7 April 1958; not only his 15th birthday, but also his first day as a professional cricketer. There's no denying that Amiss has had an extraordinary career. He is one of England's cricketing greats, with 100 first-class hundreds to his name and a place as one of Wisden's Cricketers of the Year. Hugely well-respected on and off the pitch, he didn't shy away from controversy, taking part in the 1982 'Rebel Tour' of Apartheid South Africa, and somehow ending up in the midst of the battle between World Series Cricket and the England Cricket Board. Not Out at Close of Play is the story of how passion, commitment and practice took a boy from the backstreets of Birmingham to worldwide cricket stardom.

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One of only 25 players in the history of cricket to have scored 100 First Class centuries, Dennis Amiss is a member of the game's most prestigious elite. His experience as player and administrator in an era spanning an astonishing seven decades has afforded him a unique perspective of the dramatic changes that have taken place in cricket since he joined Warwickshire as a 15-year-old professional in 1958. Not Out at Close of Play explores how Dennis Amiss' passionate quest for success and
absolute commitment to refinement through meticulous preparation and practice led a Birmingham boy from humble origins to achieve sporting stardom with a Test batting average higher than Cowdrey, Graveney and Gower. At the heart of Dennis' story, however, lies the paradox nature of a quietly spoken and apparently conventional man who rebelled against the establishment, becoming a pioneer of innovation and change.

James Graham-Brown is a former professional cricketer for Kent and Derbyshire. Following this, he embarked on a teaching career before becoming a professional playwright, writing under the pseudonym Dougie Blaxland.