Mike Brearley was one of England's greatest captains, thrice winning the Ashes, including the memorable series of 1981. He also led Middlesex to four county championships and two Gillette Cup wins. In this first-ever biography of Brearley, Mark Peel assesses the many facets of his complex personality to explain his phenomenal success as a leader.
About the Author
Mark Peel has written 12 books including England Expects: A Biography of Ken Barrington (winner of the 1993 Cricket Society Literary Award), The Last Roman: A Biography of Colin Cowdrey, Ambassadors of Goodwill: MCC Tours 1946/47-1970/71 (shortlisted for the MCC/Cricket Society Book of the Year 2018) and Playing the Game?: Cricket's Tarnished Ideals from Bodyline to the Present (shortlisted for the Daily Telegraph Cricket Book of the Year 2018).