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Simply Glorious:
The Rise of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club

Andy Stockhausen / Bristol Evening Post

Simply Glorious is the behind-the-scenes story of one of the most dramatic rags-to-riches tales in recent sporting history. From the low-point of Courtney Walsh’s unseemly departure, the author charts an astonishing renaissance, reliving the joy of that Super Cup triumph and all the colour and drama of three subsequent Lord’s finals. Pulling no punches, the author analyses the reasons behind the county’s lack of Championship success and explains the steps being taken to ensure Gloucestershire once more become a force in the four-day game. Through a series of candid interviews with the central characters, Andy Stockhausen lifts the lid on the infamous ‘Kabir Ali’ episode, reveals how Jack Russell drove Somerset players to distraction in the ‘Cider Final’ and offers an insight into the crucial negotiations which eventually signalled the end of Courtney Walsh’s glittering county career.




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