St. david's press

May  2018

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Not Only, But Also
My Life in Cricket

Malcolm Nash
with Richard Bentley

Foreword by Mike Brearley

Preface by Tony Lewis

'wherever I go, all I hear is: “Tell us about the six sixes”.’
Garry Sobers

‘People should remember that Malcolm was a wonderful opening bowler...in many of his peers’ minds the best new ball bowler in county cricket’
Peter Walker

‘Somehow one sensed that something extraordinary was going to happen when Sobers sauntered to the wicket.’
Wisden

‘A thoughtful and sensitive cricketer’
John Arlott


Malcolm Nash achieved sporting immortality as the bowler hit for a world-record six sixes by the legendary batsman Garry   Sobers at Swansea in 1968 but, as Malcolm himself notes, although this single over made his name well-known, it should not define his long and distinguished cricketing career.

A highly regarded bowler, Malcolm played over 600 matches for Glamorgan between 1966 and 1983, taking over 1,300 wickets, had an England trial and was unlucky not to receive international recognition.

In Not Only, But Also, his sporting memoir published fifty years after that historic day in Swansea, Malcolm not only looks back at the over at  St. Helen’s but also explores and celebrates his wider achievements with ball and bat, painting an intriguing and nostalgic picture of county cricket, and the life of a county cricketer, in the 1960s and 1970s.

Described by his friend John  Arlott as ‘a highly skilful manipulator of  medium-pace seam bowling’, Malcolm’s story is of a cricketing life full of excitement and incident. It is a career remembered not only for that  single over bowled to the best cricketer in the world, but also by much, much more.


CONTENTS

Foreword by Mike Brearley
Preface by Tony Lewis
Introduction

1. Gary Sobers is Playing

2. ‘Dear Mr Wooller'

3. 1966 and all that

4. Baptism of Fire

5. A Sense of history

6. ‘Garry, You Couldn’t Have Done it Without Me’

7. Champions!

8. Sunshine and Celebrations 

9. Rules – and Changing Them

10. A Tale of Two Hat-tricks

11. May’s Bounty – in July

12. England Expects

13. ‘Millionaire Cricket’

14. Gillette and other close shaves

15. Captain of Glamorgan

16. Bolt from the Blue

Appendix: Career Statistics
Bibliography
Acknowledgements
Index

 

 

 

 

 

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