Then Came Massacre

Subtitle:
The Extraordinary Story of England's Maurice Tate
By:
Justin Parkinson
Price:
£17.99
Out:
ISBN:
9781909178540
Format:
Hardback
Size:
240 x 160
Pages:
224

Description

Sussex and England superstar Maurice Tate's story is one of triumph and fame, controversy and tragedy. In the 1920s and 1930s, the barnstorming all-rounder was the most popular cricketer in the world; but a nervous breakdown and a bitter sacking awaited Sussex's 'greatest ever player'. It's time to remember this forgotten great of English cricket.

 

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About the author

Justin Parkinson is a political reporter for the BBC, covering developments at Westminster for radio and online. A lifelong Sussex cricket fan, he studied history at Cambridge before becoming a reporter and cricket columnist on the Brighton Evening Argus. A genuinely awful leg-spinner, Justin's finest cricketing moment came bowling in the nets to Dean Jones.