WATCH AGAIN: BILL RIBBANS ON KNIFE IN THE FAST LANE
For the latest episode of our virtual cricket talks sports surgeon Dr Bill Ribbans joined BBC cricket reporter and commentator Mark Church to talk about his career and new book Knife in the Fast Lane.
If you were unable to join us for the live, virtual talk and question-and-answer session, then you can watch it again by clicking here.
Knife in the Fast Lane charts the history of care for sportspeople from the expert view of a doctor and orthopaedic surgeon with over 40 years' experience.
Bill Ribbans gives you the inside track on the life of a surgeon operating on some of sport's biggest names.
From looking after world champions from eight different sports and Olympians with 27 medals between them, to having his actions scrutinised by millions at Twickenham, Bill's experiences are interwoven with fascinating, surprising and controversial subjects from the annals of sports medicine.
The book explores the legal minefields and ethical dilemmas faced by medics in sport.
It deals with current issues like concussion, depression, drug-taking and the dangers of sporting academies.
It also asks whether the enormous resources poured into elite medical care have really reduced harm to athletes or made them so fit, fast and strong that it threatens their long-term health.
Bill has been a doctor and orthopaedic surgeon for over 40 years. His passion is sport and he has specialised in the care of athletes.
He has lectured and written extensively of his experiences and reflections on controversial areas within the sporting world that affect the welfare of sportspeople.
Knife in the Fast Lane combines these strands to entertain and inform all who follow or work in sport.
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
Bill Ribbans, author of Knife in the Fast Lane
Jonathan Northall, author of Ruling the World
There will then be a break for the Christmas period, before we will restart in the New Year.
Alan Butcher, author of The Good Murungu
Peter Miller, author of 28 Days Data
Abhishek Mukherjee and Arunabha Sengupta, co-authors of Sachin and Azhar in Cape Town
Stuart Raynor, author of War of the White Roses and Five Trophies and a Funeral
Richard Parry and Jonty Winch, co-authors of Too Black to Wear White
Jonathan Rice, author of The Stories of Cricket's Finest Painting
John Fuller, author of All Wickets Great and Small