The autobiography of the long-time Somerset left-armer, now in his 80s. From a hilarious recount of a night sharing the same room with Geoff Boycott through to his Test career, charity work and anti-Apartheid crusading, Rumsey is full-on… and highly entertaining.
He has signed the book on the half title page. It is a quality hardback from the Stephen Chalke/Fairfield Books stable and has a dw.
Famously in mid-series 1964, he replaced Freddie Trueman in England’s Test team. ”Let’s see what a southern shower can do…’ said Fred. In five Tests Rumsey took 17 wickets. He never considered himself a batsman so included only his career bowling figures in the stats section at the back….
‘Who in their right man,’ he says, ‘would run 37 yards at pace, deliver a leather ball at around 90 miles an hour to a distance of about 20 yards, walk back and do it another five times before getting a three our four minute break to do six knee bends in a fielding position called slips?’