Steve Helson, 16, is the hero and principal narrator. He is up against it. He is the only child of a disintegrating marriage. He has just left a sink school. He has no social life, no girlfriend and no career prospects. The only thing holding him together is his dream of becoming a professional cricketer. But his lonely pursuit of the dream takes him into a new network of relationships. Life will still deal him some inswinging yorkers, but cricket will bring big changes not just for him but for everyone he meets.
“Can’t remember relishing any cricket fiction so much” Matthew Norman of the Evening Standard