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The Descent By Thomas Dekker

Release date: 07th July, 2017
Publisher: Ebury Press

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The Descent is a sports book with a difference. It’s not often that prior to its official launch, an author says he doesn’t care whether his book sells a single copy (his publishers may feel otherwise), but former professional cyclist Thomas Dekker clearly isn’t particularly fussed: “I just felt that I needed to write this story down,” he told one interviewer by way of cathartic justification. (read review)

Gentleman and Player The Story of Colin Cowdrey, Cricket’s Most Elegant and Charming Batsman By Andrew Murtagh

Release date: 20th July, 2017
Publisher: Pitch Publishing

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According to former county cricketer and author Andrew Murtagh, a batsman has around 0.4 of a second to react to a bowler’s extra-fast delivery, ie one that exceeds 90mph. It’s difficult to imagine how it feels to face such a lightning-fast ball careering its way like a missile towards your head, especially in the pre-protective helmet era, yet as Murtagh points out, Colin Cowdrey, a man with 114 Test caps, more than 7,000 Test runs and 100 first-class centuries to his credit “knew how to survive and flourish against the very fastest.” (read review)

The Billionaires Club: The Unstoppable Rise of Football’s Super-Rich Owners By James Montague

Release date: 24th August, 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Sport

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There was a time when football clubs were owned by a local businessman, usually one who had made his money by building and developing a nearby enterprise which generally employed large numbers of local people. (read review)

True Professional The Clive Sullivan Story By James Oddy

Release date: 01st September, 2017
Publisher: Pitch Publishing

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Clive Sullivan was born in Splott, a respectable working class area of Cardiff, similar in demographic make-up to that of many northern towns and cities where he would eventually make his living, not as though the 13-man version of rugby was readily embraced deep in the heart of 15-man territory. Oddy weaves an engaging history of rugby league with that of Clive Sullivan’s remarkable sporting career, dovetailing these two strands of his tale with biography and interviews. He is right to suggest that “Sullivan’s career is a microcosm of rugby league.” (read review)

Crazy: My Road to Redemption By Chris Lewis

Release date: 01st September, 2017
Publisher: The History Press

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Crazy is a world away from what might be called the ‘standard’ sporting biography, a fascinating mixture of heady success, a remarkable fall from grace and, hopefully for Chris Lewis, redemption. (read review)

Fearless Freddie The Life and Times of Freddie Mills By Christopher Evans

Release date: 16th September, 2017
Publisher: Pitch Publishing

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Christopher Evans’ book is it’s a slow burner, peppered with both familiar tales and completely unexpected anecdotes. The search for unknown aspects of Mills’ life take a while to uncover, but they’re worth waiting for, as are the conspiracy theories, clearly relished by the author. (read review)

Unstoppable: My Life So Far By Maria Sharapova

Release date: 22nd September, 2017
Publisher: Particular Books

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Taken from Russia to the USA by her father when she was just six years old in order to develop her burgeoning talent, the little girl didn’t see her mother for several years. It was on the practice courts of Florida that Sharapova’s competitiveness, toughness and confidence were nurtured. Her father realised that if she was to succeed on the professional tennis circuit, she had to be tough and self-sufficient. (read review)

Over and Out: My Innings of a Lifetime with Test Match Special By Henry Blofeld

Release date: 19th October, 2017
Publisher: Hodder & Staughton

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Such is the delicious, cut glass tone of Henry ‘Blowers’ Blofeld’s rich voice that thousands of cricket fans, grown used to his match commentary on Test Match Special (TMS), are likely to buy Over and Out and read it as though still listening to him on the radio. Having published two memoirs, the second as recently as 2014, prospective readers may wonder whether Over and Out is a regurgitated version of the two. Fortunately, it isn’t. Blowers wouldn’t short-change his public. (read review)

Football: My Life, My Passion By Graeme Souness

Release date: 19th October, 2017
Publisher: Headline

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There’s still an air of menace about Graeme Souness, a characteristic which ensures that television pundits espousing an alternative opinion to the Scot tend to remain quiet when he speaks, not least because he can be relied upon to talk sense. On TV, Graeme Souness comes across as a thoughtful, experienced man who knows the football industry inside out; the excellent Football: My Life, My Passion reinforces this view. (read review)

Rugby, The Game Of My Life: Battling For England in the Professional Era By Rob Andrew

Release date: 19th October, 2017
Publisher: Hodder & Staughton

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We have a copy of RUGBY, THE GAME OF MY LIFE to give away. To win this prize, simply answer the following question: How many times have New Zealand won the Rugby World Cup? Send your answer to comps@sportsbookofthemonth.com no later than 24th October 2017 (read review)



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SBOTM Current Top 10

The Descent By Thomas Dekker
Ebury Press
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Gentleman and Player The Story of Colin Cowdrey, Cricket’s Most Elegant and Charming Batsman By Andrew Murtagh
Pitch Publishing
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The Billionaires Club: The Unstoppable Rise of Football’s Super-Rich Owners By James Montague
Bloomsbury Sport
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True Professional The Clive Sullivan Story By James Oddy
Pitch Publishing
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Crazy: My Road to Redemption By Chris Lewis
The History Press
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Fearless Freddie The Life and Times of Freddie Mills By Christopher Evans
Pitch Publishing
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Unstoppable: My Life So Far By Maria Sharapova
Particular Books
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Over and Out: My Innings of a Lifetime with Test Match Special By Henry Blofeld
Hodder & Staughton
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Football: My Life, My Passion By Graeme Souness
Headline
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Rugby, The Game Of My Life: Battling For England in the Professional Era By Rob Andrew
Hodder & Staughton
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