BETWEEN OVERS BOOK SIGNING AT THE OVAL
Michéle Savidge, author of Between Overs: How Life Gets in the Way of Cricket, will be at Surrey CCC this Sunday 3 September for a special book-signing event.
Cricket fans attending that day’s match (Surrey vs Warwickshire) can meet the author and buy signed copies of the book in the club shop (members' pavilion end) during the tea interval.
About the book
Widely acclaimed by cricket-book readers everywhere, Between Overs was shortlisted for the Vikki Orvice Award for New Women’s Sports Writing at The Sunday Times Sports Book Awards 2023.
"Part autobiography, part love letter, part cricket primer and part a working through of grief... It is a social history of the time too, and an illustration of how difficult it was for a woman to pad up, walk through the invisible wicker gate and take a place at the crease in man's world... Between Overs will have resonance for each of us who measures life, its boundaries and wickets, by what is happening on the pitch." –Tanya Aldred, The Cricketer Magazine
The 1970s in the East Midlands was a decade of mediocrity. As a young girl growing up there, Michéle Savidge seemed destined for a prosaic life. But everything changed when as a 12-year-old she saw Viv Richards bat. At that moment, she fell in love with Richards and with West Indies cricket. She set her sights on becoming a cricket journalist and realised that dream in spite of the obstacles in her way.
Between Overs is an elegiac, often comedic, romp through the trials Michéle faced. It includes outrageous 'Me Too' incidents, in-depth appraisals of her hero Viv Richards and a close encounter with actor Peter O'Toole. Births, life, bereavement and depression took her away from the sport she loved. But the 2019 Cricket World Cup, a purple and green polyester tracksuit and the intense climax of the final at Lord's saw the old flame rekindled and taught Michéle how to love life – and cricket – again.
About the author
Michéle Savidge began her career as a sports journalist on The Cricketer magazine before becoming deputy editor on Imran Khan's Cricket Life. After that magazine's spectacular financial collapse, she became the first female sports subeditor on the Evening Standard. She is the co-author (with Alastair McLellan) of Real Quick: A Celebration of the West Indies Pace Quartets.