In the next of Pitch Publishing's virtual cricket talks author Peter Miller will join BBC cricket reporter and commentator Mark Church to talk about his book 28 Days Data.

The talk takes place on Zoom this Friday evening at 7.30pm, and to join us for the virtual talk, which includes a question-and-answer session at the end, please visit this page on Friday evening, and click this link to join us live (it really is that simple). 

Meanwhile, if you haven't yet read Peter's quite superb book, here is some background... (and if you wish to order it, simply click the link above)

"We will have to look at the data." As this quote hit the airwaves it was said to sum up England's backward and stuttering performance at the 2015 World Cup.

It didn't matter that Peter Moores, the coach at the time, had been misheard - he said he would look at it later.

The narrative of a team held back by too much information had taken hold. But this was not the first time England had struggled in cricket's premier event.

England's history with one-day cricket is a troubled one. Despite inventing the limited-overs game more than 50 years ago they have never won the World Cup.

28 Days' Data tells the story of England at every World Cup since 1992, speaking with those that were there and the journalists that covered their efforts to pick through the remains.

With interviews from England captains, players and coaches, this is the definitive take on England's failed attempts to be world beaters in the shortest forms of the game - and whether things might finally be about to change.

Peter is also the co-author of the critically acclaimed Second XI: Cricket in Its Outposts. He writes for ESPNCricinfo, All Out Cricket, The Cricketer and Cricket365; and produces and presents The Geek & Friends podcast.

His co-author on 28 Days' Data Dave Tickner is a sub-editor, cricket writer and tipster for Sporting Life. He has also written on English cricket and football for Sky Sports, Sky Bet, Football365, Cricket365 and TEAMtalk. He has covered every Ashes Test since 2006, as well as the last three World Cups. 

Pitch's 2020/21 Winter Programme of Virtual Cricket Talks

The 2020/21 winter programme will include a mix of backlist and new books due out in spring 2021, with the talks taking place on Friday evenings at 7.30pm and expected to last up to 90 minutes; each will also include a question-and-answer session for attendees.

The links will be published on the day of each talk, and circulated to interested societies ahead of each event to share with members by email or on social media channels.

If you wish to learn more about the titles and authors, or purchase those books to read ahead of the talks, please click the links below for further information.

2020/21 Winter Schedule

5th February
Abhishek Mukherjee and Arunabha Sengupta, co-authors of Sachin and Azhar in Cape Town

19th Febraury
Stuart Raynor, author of War of the White Roses and Five Trophies and a Funeral

5th March 
Richard Parry and Jonty Winch, co-authors of Too Black to Wear White

12th March 
Jonathan Rice, author of The Stories of Cricket's Finest Painting

19th March 
John Fuller, author of All Wickets Great and Small