There are countless books written about the wonderful sport of cricket, but not many from the unique perspective of the umpire. Matthew Stevenson's What Was Wrong With That Then, Umps? is an entertaining and amusing insight into the world of cricket. His diary covers five seasons spent as an umpire in recreational cricket, the many grounds he officiated at, the characters he encountered, the decisions he had to make - some right, some wrong - the cricket teas and the after match post-mortems.
Whether you are just an armchair cricket fan or an aficionado of the summer game, there is much in this book to interest and amuse you. For a player at any level, it will give you a greater understanding of the level of knowledge and concentration needed by the match officials who are so essential to recreational cricket.
ISBN : 978-1-84897-746-4
Pages : 293
Size : 205x140mm
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Matthew Stevenson was born in Amersham in 1963. He played club cricket for thirty years, for Chalfont Saints C.C. from 1978-92 and for Chalfont St. Peter C.C. from 1993-2007, before retiring as a player and taking up umpiring in 2008. His other interests include all sports - especially football, rugby and tennis - long-distance walking and the countryside, British and maritime history, and current affairs.