Jim Laker will always be remembered for his bowling in the Test match at Old Trafford in 1956, when he took 19 Australian wickets for 90, 9 for 37 in the first innings and 10 for 53 in the second. No other bowler has taken more than seventeen wickets in a first-class match, let alone in a Test match. This book looks back on the life of the man.
Brian Scovell is currently a freelance journalist, but has written for the Daily Mail, Evening Standard and Sunday Telegraph on both football and cricket for more than forty years. He has written 18 sports book in the past, including bestsellers on Dickie Bird, Trevor Brooking and Lawrie McMenemy.