CRICKET Q&A: FRANKLYN STEPHENSON ON MY SONG SHALL BE CRICKET
For the latest episode of our virtual cricket talks former West Indian international Franklyn Stephenson will join BBC cricket reporter and commentator Mark Church to talk about his book My Song Shall Be Cricket.
To join the virtual Q&A click on this link just before 7.30pm this Friday evening, 16th October.
Or you can register in advance here but note you may not receive an email (if so just use the link above at 7.30pm).
One of cricket's great characters, Franklyn Stephenson was branded a 'rebel' for touring in apartheid South Africa with a West Indian XI.
As a black sportsman, he knew his actions went against the wishes of the authorities and that there would be consequences, yet he overcame the character slurs and subsequent bans from both his beloved Barbados and the West Indian Test selectors.
Recognised as the first fast bowler to develop a cunning slower ball, Stephenson became one of the world's top all-rounders.
The beaming Barbadian achieved cricketing immortality in 1988 by completing the domestic Double of scoring 1,000 runs and taking 100 wickets during an English summer - a feat that is unlikely to be repeated.
Read about encounters, on and off the field, with household names such as Viv Richards, Andy Roberts, Clive Lloyd and Desmond Haynes - and a lifelong friendship with Sir Garfield Sobers.
From a childhood full of dramatic life experiences to the heights of one-day finals at Lord's, here is the story of an amiable cricketing giant.
📺 Tune in from 7.30pm tonight for what promises to be another fascinating cricket talk with @backandacross speaking to @franklynsteph10— Pitch Publishing 📚 Sports Books (@PitchPublishing) October 16, 2020
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Franklyn's talk is our tenth virtual Q&A of the year, with one still to come, next week, as follows:
23rd October - Tales from the Frontline author Luke Fletcher hosted by Dave Bracegirdle
NEWSFLASH: We are looking at a series of events through the winter, with our backlist authors. Watch this website for more information.
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