In the latest episode of our virtual cricket talks Jonathan Northall joined BBC cricket reporter and commentator Mark Church to talk about his book Ruling the World.

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.

Ruling the World tells the enthralling story of the 1992 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

From the early exchanges in the warm-up matches, up to the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, tales of classic stature and previously untold gems regularly arise.

Each match is explored along with its unique backstory, with many key players contributing memories after more than a quarter of a century.

Interviews with stars such as Derek Pringle, Phillip DeFreitas, Gladstone Small, Brian McMillan and Gavin Larsen help bring to life the greatest ever Cricket World Cup.

Contributions from fans offer a unique insight into the high emotions in the stands as the tournament was played out.

And exclusive behind-the-scenes access is granted by documents from the tournament's organising committee, including minutes from meetings and reports presented to the International Cricket Council.

Ruling the World brings all the drama and excitement of 1992 to a new generation of cricket fans, and offers contemporary onlookers the chance to fondly reminisce.

Jonathan has contributed to many sports websites including Fansided and FourFourTwo Australia.

He has written extensively about football, cricket and baseball, and published a book about ice hockey in 2013.

Jonathan currently writes about cricket for Sportskeeda. He is a member of the Association of Cricket Statisticians & Historians and the Australian Cricket Society.

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

20th November
Bill Ribbans, author of Knife in the Fast Lane

4th December
Jonathan Northall, author of Ruling the World

11th December
David Tossell, author of Girls of SummerFollowing OnTony Greig and Grovel!

There will then be a break for the Christmas period, before we will restart in the New Year.

8th January
Alan Butcher, author of The Good Murungu

22nd January
Peter Miller, author of 28 Days Data

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