Simon Jones: The Test

Proach built around play by play accounts of ach session of the 2005 Ashes series So it s not a celebrity memoir this despite the publishers obsession with Kevin Pietersen and reuires a decent knowledge of cricket language and characters No dumbed down xplanations of what Lord s is For me that s a good thingHe s a fairly modest character off the field at least and I m not sure the writer s nailed down a distinctive voice for him But the asides are very good how Jones discovered his speed and coaches helped him build on it the rhythms and motions of taking part in one of the most intense test series Uncommon Wisdom ever the psychologic. Es of all time As a devastating fast bowler in a brave young England team Jones went toe to toe with the might of the seemingly unbeatable Australians Over the course of fifty four days Simon wouldxperience the greatest highs of his career and plunge to the lowest depths The series would change his life for ver In chapt.

With the Ashes just days away I m getting myself into the mood by reading cricket stuff This autobiography by Simon Jones offers a vivid insight of the 2005 Ashes series that most cricket fans will know back to front anyway Knowing what happens doesn t reduce the njoyment of hearing the tale through the Art eyes of a star performer whose injury dominated ins and outs had such a bearing on the matches Jones s pace and techniue were a uniue contributor to Ashes success The alcohol and lad fuelled backdrop while of the time feels a far cry from what sxpected of professional sportsmen today God Is in the Crowd eh Ben Stokes Takes a no frills ap. Eighteen yearsight series ight defeats These are the facts I look around the room We’re a young team Strauss Flintoff Vaughan the new guy Kevin Pietersen None of us remember England holding the Ashes We are a generation that have grown up in Australia’s shadow In 2005 Simon Jones took part in the greatest Ashes seri.

Al ffect of minor and serious injury and the realities of dealing with a pro sport career cut short ven with serious wealth following into the gameLike all cricket books it has a bad case of appendicitis nding with pages and pages of scorecards stats and padding The seuencing of the book feels contrived but at least it spreads out the match report chapters and I approve of the Pooh Bear in which chapter headings Really Notes for the Everlost enjoyed this primarily for the way it brought back memories of the 2005 Ashes series Not sure I particularly liked Jones by thend though Great memoir of 2005 Great book great bowler greatest series. Ers that alternate between an unforgettable insider's account of ach of the five Tests and the remainder of his life Simon presents the raw and unvarnished truth behind international sport; the joy and the sacrifice the physical and mental cost and the unrelenting pressure Heroes merge and cricketing legends are made hum.

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Summary The Test

There is than one author with this nameSIMON JONES MBE is a former professional cricketer who played for England Glamorgan Hampshire and Worcestershire In 2005 he tore through the Australian batting order swinging the ball at pace and inspiring some of England's greatest ever victories as they regained the Ashes for the first time in almost twenty years That series he dismissed every si